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PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Pomade Solubilizer)

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PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil - Hair Pomade Solubilizer is a fragrance emulsifier that allows you to add fragrance to our water base product, Hair Pomade Base.

Product Description

As the saying goes, oil and water do not mix. No matter how well you shake, stir, or blend a water-based preparation, the oils will separate from the base. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil - Hair Pomade Solubilizer is a fragrance emulsifier that allows you to add fragrance to our Hair Pomade Base.

The Issue

You have a water-based preparation such as our water-based hair pomade and you want to add an oil-based fragrance. You will find that without a solubilizer the fragrance will just float on top of the water-based formula.

The Solution is to use a solubilizer like PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.


Follow these simple instructions for best results:
  • --- Fragrance Load: 1% is the recommended Max Fragrance Load
  • --- Begin by melting your pomade base using indirect heat (a double boiler works best for this) mixing as little as possible to ensure air bubbles are not incorporated into your product.
  • --- Once your pomade is completely melted you are ready to add your fragrance.
  • --- You will be using a 5:1 ratio of solubilizer to fragrance or essential oil. Meaning, for example, 5oz of Solubilizer for every 1oz of Fragrance Oil used.
  • --- Warm your solubilizer to a liquid state (usually 5-10 seconds in the microwave will do).
  • --- Mix your fragrance and solubilizer until well combined.
  • --- Once your solution is ready, it is time to slowly mix it into your pomade base. You may now also add extracts, or colorant during this step.
  • Once fully combined you are ready to pour the fragrance infused Pomade Base into your heat safe containers. Let them set and cool fully before handling them. Any air bubbles or foam can be dispersed by lightly misting the warm product with alcohol.

    Additional Notes

    PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil - Hair Pomade Solubilizer is most used as a fragrance emulsifier, since most fragrances inherently already have an emulsifier built into their composition,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil works great as a fragrance emulsifier. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is what we use here to emulsify fragrance in our water based Hair Pomade formulation with great results.


    Essentials By Catalina is not responsible for product compatibility. We encourage everyone to sample prior to committing to larger quantities giving you a chance to test the product for product performance, compatibility and safety. Keep all product out of reach of children

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    Unit Size 8 Fluid Ounces
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