Hi people. I siged up today just to join this thread.
I am looking for a good formula to mix CBD ethanol extract into water for an emulsion. Must be 100% natural and non toxic so Tween/cyclodextrin/etc as surfectants are all out of the question.
I currently provide a CBD in MCT oil in dropper bottles that is very good but am looking to get into emulsions for water soluble application as I believe this will be far more efficiently used by the body making a more powerful, economical and immediate product.
I have just acquired a CAT 1000XD homogeniser and my first batch curdled baldy and left lots of greasy lumps around the glass pipette in the dropper bottle. I looked into ultrasonic homogenisation but the best deal I could find was a cheap unit for about $4500 that would do 300ml at a time. And as had been suggested there is no real hard evidence that such small particles are better for absorption yet. I’ve also hear claims that they leave particle so titanium on the emulsions are not good for internal use, but that could be a smear or attack.
Formula was (approx):
5% CBD extract
5% sunflower lecithin
10% MCT oil
small amount of Vit E powder for preservation
I did not blend the oil mix into the water/Lecithin gradually, I was in a hurry and just tried to mix it all up together, not good. Getting both liquids at around 50-70F degrees is also advised for a good emulsion.
I am not a scientist, more a basement alchemist without formal training, so I’m hoping people on here can help guide me to a tried and tested formula, or at least we can share knowledge and work something out together.
I haven’t read through all the links yet, time is short right now.
Just wanted to jump in and introduce myself for now.