According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, polysorbate 60 is a food additive most commonly used as an emulsifier to keep oil and water from separating in dessert toppings and imitation coffee creamers. Polysorba... More »

Visual problems primarily occur with the use of polysorbate 80, although this ingredient is also associated with growth and reproductive toxicity, cancer, organ poisoning and neurological side effects, states Truth in Ag... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

Nondairy creamer is made of hydrogenated vegetable-based fats, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, salt, beta carotene and corn starch. The other ingredients are chemicals: dipotassium phosphate, sodium caseinate, monoglyce... More » Food Food Facts

Sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate, abbreviated as SLS, is a detergent commonly used in personal hygiene products, to act as a foaming agent and emulsifier, states Chemical Land 21. At high concentrations an... More » Science Chemistry

The reasons why oil floats on water are because these water and oil have different densities and polarities. Oil and water do not mix or are immiscible because oil is less dense than water and will float on it. More »

Coffee creamers contain a variety of ingredients including a form of hydrogenated vegetable oil, sugar, sodium and food coloring. There will be slight differences in ingredients depending on the brand. More » Food Beverages

To create an oil and water emulsion, it is necessary to put in a great deal of energy and to add an emulsifier to the mixture. Creating an unstable emulsion only requires stirring the mixture fast. To make a stable versi... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures