MAKING_LIFE 2014–2015

Making Liposomal Vitamin C
posted by sarah on 22 April 2016

Practical Guide

Adapted from


  • Scale

  • Blender

  • Ultrasonic bath (if you don't have one, see instructions for alternative)

  • Thermometre (if you don't have an ultrasonic bath or you do and it doesn't have one built in)

  • Glass beaker or container fitting in the ultrasonic bath

  • 98% Ethyl alcohol

  • Vitamin C (such as ascorbic acid)

  • Lecithin granules


  • Measure out the amounts of ingredients needed for 1 litre:

    • 477.6 grams of Water

    • 114.8 grams of ethyl alcohol

    • 160.5 grams of vitamin C

    • 197.1 grams of lecithin granules

  • Add the water, alcohol and vitamin C into the beaker

  • Place the beaker into the ultrasonic bath* (not set to sweep) at 35°C while irradiating, making sure it doesn't touch the sides or bottom

  • Mix regularly until vitamin C is dissolved, about 15 minutes

* If you don’t have an ultrasonic bath, heat water, alcohol and vitamin C in a pot on the stove, while stirring. Turn off the heat when the vitamin C starts to dissolve, and continue stirring until the vitamin C has totally dissolved, with the option of reintroducing heat if needed to help the dissolving process.

  • Pour mixture into the blender, followed by the lecithin granules

  • Blend for aprox. 4 minutes

  • Your blender mixture should feel warm, indicating the lecithin granules have sufficiently melted, avoiding later separation

  • Pour out contents of blender and place into the fridge
    Vitamin C liposome cocktail

  • It is recommended to repeat the process of blending and refrigerating the mixture five or six times over twelve hours, ensuring the lecithin granules are completely dissolved

  • At this stage you have a good quality liposomal vitamin C, which you may keep in the fridge and enjoy

  • Looking for liposome bubbles

  • To improve the quality further by removing bubbles, blend the solution until about 35°C and place the solution in the ultrasonic bath, covered, for roughly 30 minutes, then refrigerate for a few hours to cool

  • To increase the liposomes, place the solution in the ultrasonic bath to irradiate it to around 32°C, then cool it in the refrigerator for an hour or so, and repeat the process, until a total of 1 hour of irradiation has been reached

Note: the resulting solution in this recipe contains about 0.2 grams of vitamin C per millilitre
For more about liposomal vitamin C, see: