Monday, May 19, 2014

What is Dispersant-Solubol?

When I read Facebook posts, blog posts and even tweets, I like to check out the comments. You can find a lot of internet trolls out there but you can also find some really good information. Why do I mentioning this? Well, the first time I had ever heard about the term dispersant-solubol was in the comments on a Facebook post (I can't remember if it was A Hip & Humble Life or Created2Fly .)
It was referenced as an additive that helps with the dispersal of essential oils onto your skin. How awesome! Another product to add to your collection of products to avoid using essential oils neat (undiluted). Of course, I had to a little digging to find out more. 

Investigation commence...

After a bit of research, I found dispersant0-solubol at Aromatics International HERE. It's French! Who knew?! Just a bit of an FYI, if you do an internet search, you will find that there is a lot of information about this product that is not in English. 

So what is it? Simply put, it's a natural solution that dissolves essential oils in water or hydrosols. Bonus! I love something that is all-natural

As we all know, water and essential oils don't mix. So when you make a spray with just the two together, you will get little droplets of neat essential oil on your skin. By using this dispersant-solubol as a mixing agent, it protects your skin from that happening. Brilliant!

How do you use it? According to Aromatics International, their supplier recommends 1:4 ratio - 1 drop essential oil to 4 drops Solubol. In this recipe HERE, Andrea from The Aromahead Institute uses it in a 1:1 ratio. 

I picked up a bottle and use it for body sprays that call for just water and essential oils. The comment that got me started on this research mentioned they used it in their facial toners. How do you think you'd use it?

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