Cellulose nanocrystals as emulsion enhancers for essential oils and hydroxyapatite

 So while looking for ways to prevent my essential oils from evaporating so fast in TEEF powder, I stumbled upon cellulose here from Lassaad Hadhili.  He said that Cellulose is a fixer of essential oils.  This makes sense that cellulose can absorb essential oils and hold on to them to some degree.  Also other scientific papers like this one show that cellulose nanofibers can work to hold onto essential oils.

This is quite interesting since I have been studying and making cellulose nanocrystals for Give Coin and it just so happens I can also use them in TEEF powder.

My HAPPEN (Hydroxyapatite peroxide emulsified nanoparticles) idea can integrate cellulose nanocrystals to help it emulsify and also hold onto the essential oils to be delivered while brushing.

 Also the cellulose nanocrystal solution (since it is made as a gel in water) once neutralized could be added to nano hydroxyapatite powder when hydrogen peroxide is added in order to help start emulsification of the nano hydroxyapatite at this step and may help the cellulose to dry during that process.

I also plan to add a tiny bit (like 0.5g per batch) of some form of phospholipids, some include concentrated lechithin, phosphatidylserine (may be made from cow brain, careful), or hydrogenated lecithin.


Tooth pain decoded: Have a cracked tooth? Natural remedy

 Tooth pain seems to originate from one of 2 types of bacteria.  First is anaerobic, and second is Lipophilic.

I think anaerobic pain is from gas produced inside the tooth and the pressure it causes.  This type of pain can be overwhelmingly severe!  This pain is helped with coldness.  To fix, use peppermint essential oil.  Cinnamon essential oil should also work.  These neutralize the bacteria responsible.

The lipophilic pain seems to get worse upon eating or using oil based products.  Also sugar seems to make it much worse.  The gum might be sore next to the affected tooth.  To cure use lemongrass essential oil, also orange essential oil, frankensence also helps and to a lesser degree patchouli.  This bacteria, serratia, also seems implicated in causing cancer.

To apply these oils what I do is take a cotton swab and drop out essential oils on it till it is ready to drip.  Then take this and put it on the cracked tooth.  Next rum the swab on the sore gum near the tooth.


How to make crystalline nanocellulose with phosphoric acid

10mL (or more) 85% Phosphoric acid

1 cotton ball (0.5g)

Glass beaker

Place the cotton ball into the phosphoric acid in the beaker.  It helps if the cotton ball is shredded into fine pieces by hand so it stirs in well.

Get the beaker hot to the touch (45-65c) and stir constantly (with a glass rod or porcelain spoon)

In about an hour you should have a clear liquid.

 Add about 10x volume (100mL) of distilled water (or any water will probably work)  stir.  You should notice a white milk.  If you get clumps you have a problem.  You want a perfect white milky suspension.

 Centrifuge this down.  discard supernatant.  Mix in new water and centrifuge again.  Keep doing this step until the cellulose either won't centrifuge down or it is pH neutral. 

Next dialyze to neutral pH.  This is putting the solution in this tube (cut a ft long piece and tie off one end, place the liquid in, then tie off the other end and place in a big beaker of water) and letting the hydrogen ions (acid) diffuse out into the liquid it is sitting in.  Heat may be added to speed up the process.

Once neutral, you can sonicate the sample to get the nanocrystals to disperse.  A commercial blender might also work, especially if surfactant such as lecithin is used to help.

Dry to a powder if desired by placing in an open dish and putting a fan blowing on it.  A final centrifugation might be helpful before doing this.  When dry grind to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle.

A final treatment with hydrogen peroxide might help break up the crystals/fibers even finer.  After peroxidation dry by fan, and grind to a fine powder in mortar and pestle.

Method adapted from here:


Give Coin: Cellulose composite material

 So here we are going to describe an example process to produce a coin that can also work as a catalyst and is easy to make.

We can use pearl powder and/or zinc oxide or zinc sulfide.

Thing is we can use microcrystaline cellulose (or nano) as something to help shape and give stability to our coin.  However we want the coin to be more stable than a tablet.  So we need to try to melt the cellulose.  How can we melt cellulose?  We have to have something that can reduce the melting point of cellulose so we can actually melt it without degrading it.  One of these ways is to use an oxidizer which promotes melting (favors amorphous vs crystalline).

We can peroxidize the zinc oxide perhaps, or just wet the mixture with hydrogen peroxide, or add another peroxidized ingredient like nano hydroxyapatite peroxide (which may improve the photocatalyst effect).  We can also peroxidize the cellulose itself which may lend to breaking it down to smaller particles or increasing the amorphicity as well.

When we press the mixture at say around 150f at high pressure with the addition of peroxide, this will help the cellulose melt and form a strong composite with the powders.  This process would be similar to "Superwood" process.  But in this case we are using purified cellulose and additives intead of the partially delifnified wooden matrix.  In any event, melting cellulose into a structure or composite I will call this a Cellulose Composite Material.  Superwood would fit into perhaps a naturally scaffolded Cellulose Composite Material.  What we will be doing with Give Coin would be a synthetically structured Cellulose composite material.  Cellulose composite material differs from cellulose nanofibers in a typical resin, because there the cellulose is used as a structural and bulking agent whereas in a cellulose composite material the cellulose is primarily a binding and gluing agent by forming or reforming hydrogen bonds between cellulose fibers.

Hydrogen peroxide, pressure, and temperature is one way to achieve melting of cellulose but any way can be used.  Other examples are cellulose acetate, but we want to keep the best properties of cellulose and cellulose acetate looses some strength of the cellulose.

 This technology can be used for any use. 

This technology of peroxidation enhancing hydrogen bonding could also be used with superwood, where after delignizing you could treat the wood with hydrogen peroxide before or after pressing to improve hydrogen bonding.

3d printing method


cellulose nanofiber car 


melting info


types of cellulose


nanocellulose process


ZnO as photocatalyst, preferably with dyes like billberry extract


Dye sensitized solar cell


photocatalytic water splitting


non-newtonian shear thickening caused from hydrogen bonds