Preparation of stable tea seed oil nano-particle emulsions by a low energy method with non-ionic surfactants




Camellia oleifera, Emulsion, Formulation, Self-emulsifying, Stability, Tea seed oil


Tea seed oil nano-particle emulsions were prepared. Non-ionic surfactants containing Tween 80 and Span 80 (1:1, w/w) were mixed with propanol (3-9:1, w/w) to give Smix, which was thereafter mixed with tea seed oil. The mixture was titrated with water at 150 rpm to give clear or bluish and bluish-white emulsions. Twelve nano-particle emulsions with 64.64 to 72.73% Smix, 16.66 to 27.27% oil and 9.09 to 16.67% water with particle sizes between 207.00 to 430.10 nm, PDI of 0 to 0.4, ζ-potential of -42.00 to -49.63 mV, pH of 7.04 to 7.32 and 151.33 to 241.93 cps, were stable following an accelerated stability test and long term storage at room temperature and 4 and 45 ºC for 90 days, although one system (16.66% oil and 66.67% Smix) was separated. This nano-particle emulsion formulation is concise and feasible for an industrial development of topical products containing tea seed oil.


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Kanlayavattanakul M, Lourith N. Preparation of stable tea seed oil nano-particle emulsions by a low energy method with non-ionic surfactants. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2017Jun.30 [cited 2022Dec.9];68(2):e196. Available from: