Polysorbate 20

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Polysorbate 20 is a non-ionic surfactant that acts as a gentle, non irritating solubilizers. It is used to solubilize oils in water and can be used in body or room sprays, creams, lotions and other formulations. It is highly recommended for solubilizing essential oils as it preserves the integrity and properties of the oil. While polysorbate 20 is one of the gentlest polysorbate solubilizer, it is not the most effective solubilizer. Some separation in toners, mists, linen sprays and water soluble bath oils is common. These products quickly re-emulsify when shaken.

To make sprays, start by mixing equal amounts of Polysorbate 20 to fragrance or essential oil (1:1). Let the mixture rest. If it is not clear, you can try adding a little more polysorbate 20. Adding vodka to the solution will also help clear it up. Add your fragrance solution to your water. Then add your vodka and shake. Vodka will help to clarify the solution and can help to preserve the product. However you should always test products to ensure they are free from microbial activity.

Polysorbate 20 is great to use as a solubilizer for body sprays, room sprays, linen sprays and dispersing bath oils.

Origin: US
INCI: Polysorbate 20
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 40 - 50
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.032
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.045

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.


Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  


Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  8 fl oz, $5.22
  16 fl oz, $7.04
  32 fl oz, $12.72
  64 fl oz, $20.36
  1 gal, $32.77
  5 gal, $166.00 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.

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Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kelly

Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Location: Wilmington, NC


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Louisa

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Location: Rockford, IL


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Linda

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014

Location: Cadillac, MI

Comments: Works beautifully. My hair detangler works like it should now that I have added the polysorbate 20. It keeps the oils blended properly. I love it.


Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Cheryl

Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Location: Williams, IA



Total Number of Ratings: 10
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