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LisaLise offers custom cosmetics and formulations using predominately plant-based ingredients

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Testing Solubility



I’ve been making and testing numerous formulas and ingredients that have to do with essential oils this year.

A lot of this came about when I was asked to put together and teach a course for Tisserand Institute. (The course – Essential Formulation – is closed now but will be offered again in 2020).

The Institute made me aware of how many people are under the mistaken understanding that essential oils can safely be added directly to a bath - that they will somehow ‘dissipate’ all by themselves into the water. But as we all know, oil and water don’t mix and essential oils are, well, oils.

So that’s what I’ve been working on: getting essential oils to play nice with water – preferably without too terrible much fuss. The keyword here: solubility. Making oils solubilize into water seamlessly.

Sounds more straightforward than it is, but this kind of work is my kind of fun!