DPG or otherwise know as Dipropylene glycol is a fragrance fixative as well as a humectant. DPG ingredient will keep your fragrance around all day. PG otherwise known as Propylene glycol can be used in place of DPG if you do not have it.
You can try different fragrances such as, tea oil tree or green bamboo fragrance oil.
Polysorbate 20 will make it sticky, so you will need to add a detackifier and glide enhancer! Try a PEG
or Crodamol PMP at 2% in place of the turkey red oil. Tinosan at 0.3% twill offer some anti-bacterial and preserving properties. Also, Polysorbate 20 in the mix as the water soluble ester will help solubilize the fragrance oil.
One suggestion is including 2% Iamolin in place of water. It is water soluble ester and to add some emolliency. If you don't have witch hazel or aloe vera substitute hydrosol, alcohol, or water.
2. How to Make Reed Diffusers
Add 6 parts Dipropylene glycol to 4 parts essential oil.
Dipropylene glycol is a byproduct of the propylene glycol
. It works well as a solvent of essential and commonly used with fragrance oils. Dipropylene glycol is not acutely toxic by oral, dermal, or inhalation exposure. It is also a common ingredient in commercial fog fluid, used in entertainment industry smoke and haze machines.
3. How to Make Square Reed Diffuser with Citrus Recipe
DIY Reed Diffusers- EW Kitchen Chemistry
1) Add 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Dipropylene Glycol
2) Add 1/4 cup Lime Essential Oil
3) Add 1 Tablespoon Litsea Essential Oil
4) Add 3 Tablespoons Orange 5 Fold Essential Oil
5) Pour into Square Diffuser Bottle
6) Add reeds and use.
4. How to Make Round Reed Diffuser with Well Being Essential Oil Blend
1) Add 1/2 cup Dipropylene Glycol
2) Add /4 cup plus
3) Add 3 Tablespoons of Well-Being Essential Oil Blend
5. How to Make Cedar Oil
If you want to clean your house with natural products, try this formula. By adding natural essential oils into the solutions to will add natural fragrances through out your home.
1) Add 2 oz. of cedar wood oil into the bottle through a funnel
2) Add 1 oz. of balsam fir essential oil into the bottle
3) Add 4 oz. of dipropylene glycol into the bottle
4) Mix well or shake.
What is dipropylene glycol?
Dipropylene glycol is a colorless, nearly odorless liquid with a high boiling point and low toxicity. Propylene glycol and Dipropylene glycol are derived from the same chemical process, with water added to propylene oxide. However, the molecular structure and chemical composition of each is very different.
What are the common uses of dipropylene glycol?
Dipropylene glycol is used as a plasticizer for industrial chemical reactions, as a polymerization initiator, and as a solvent. It is a common ingredient for commercial fog fluids used in fog machines, plus it is also an ideal additive for perfumes, skin and hair products.
What beauty and skincare products use dipropylene glycol?
Dipropylene glycol is commonly used as an ingredient in the formulation of:
* Perfumes and colognes
* Skin care (creams, lotions, sun-care products)
* Deodorants/antiperspirants (roll-on, stick deodorants)
* Hair care (shampoos, conditioners, styling, coloring products)
* Shaving products (creams, foams, gels, after-shave lotions)
* Bath and shower products
Why is dipropolyne glycol used in these products?
As an organic chemical compound, it is frequently used as solvent. It acts as a carrier as well as a diluent, or a compound used to dilute the strength of fragrance oils. Dipropylene glycol can bind and carry both essential oils and fragrance oils (blended essential oils).
In perfumes, this compound works by attaching to the fragrance molecules and making them slower to disperse. The strength of a perfume can be changed by raising or lowering the ratio of dipropylene glycol in the formula.
What are the different grades of Dipropylene Glycol?
Dipropylene Glycol (DPG) comes in two grades: fragrance grade (DPGF) and industrial grade. Dipropylene glycol, fragrance grade is commonly used as a carrier for fragrances. Dipropylene glycol, industrial grade (DPG), with almost identical properties, is frequently used in resins and cleaner formulations where low odor is not as critical.
How safe is it to use Dipropylene Glycol?
DPGF is reported as an ingredient in cosmetic formulations, including hair care and bath products, perfumes, facial makeup, deodorants, shaving and skin care preparations, ranging up to 50%. DPG has a relatively low hazard profile, based on a substantial toxicity database which has been summarized by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.
How do I store Dipropylene Glycol?
Due to its low vapor pressure, toxicity and flammability, DPG presents no special handling problems. However, overexposure or spillage should be strictly avoided as a matter of good safety practice. DPG may require storage facilities designed to prevent moisture intrusion because of its hygroscopic nature. Storage vessels and transfer lines of mild steel may be used if slight increases in color and trace iron levels are not objectionable. Stainless steel, aluminum and/or mild steel vessels with baked phenolic or epoxy-phenolic linings are recommended to promote long-term storage and to maintain high quality.