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Blending/Emulsifying Powder Extract with Essential Oil 
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Post Re: Blending/Emulsifying Powder Extract with Essential Oil

Well, you MAY have luck suspending the powder in water first, then in oil -- it won't go plainly in oil. Without a recipe, you'd have to see what would work - making a milkshake-thickness suspension of water and bark powder, then blending this with oil. Some sort of emulsifying agent would assist the process, like TWEEN (on our 'bottles' page...) We just don't have a recipe book here that describes what you're looking for...

SO MUCH EASIER would be to use Wintergreen or Birch essential oils instead of the powder. These essential oils are about 98% methyl salicylate, are rapidly absorbed topically, and will of course suspend in your carrier oil. A 10% concentration is commonly recommended for this, and one generally wants to use, overall, as little as necessary for the desired result.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:34 pm
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