There are some ingredients that seem to pop up everywhere you look in the food and beauty industries, and Polysorbate (specifically Polysorbate 80) is no exception. We often take these ingredients for granted, since they’re in some of our favorite food like ice cream, but why do they have to appear in our favorite products at all?
In the bath bombs industry, Polysorbate 80 is used very commonly to help hold the bomb shape together into firm, sturdy shapes and it is necessary for adding mica powder or artificial coloring to your bath bomb without accidentally staining your tub.
What is Polysorbate?
Polysorbate is a man-made compound that is often used as an emulsifier in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. It is used to help ingredients mix together and stay blended.
How is Polysorbate Made?
Polysorbate is made by combining sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, and ethylene oxide, a toxic gas. The resulting compound is a viscous liquid that can be used in a variety of manufactured products.
Why is Polysorbate Bad for Human Use?
Despite its widespread use, Polysorbate has been linked to a number of health concerns. One of the main concerns is that it can cause allergic reactions in some people. Polysorbate has also been linked to digestive problems, such as diarrhea and bloating. In addition, Polysorbate has been found to disrupt the gut microbiome, which can lead to a host of health problems.
Studies have shown that Polysorbate can cause tumors in laboratory animals. Even though it has not been scientifically proven to be a causation factor towards humans – we firmly believe that evidence in lab rats is enough for us.
Safe Alternatives to Polysorbate
Always practice safe CBD. There are many alternatives to use in replace of polysorbate or other harmful ingredients. We’re committed to providing premium ingredients with actually natural solutions for your daily wellness. There are several natural emulsifiers that CBD labs can use instead of polysorbate.