Isopropyl myristate, also commonly known as IPM is a clear, light yellow liquid which is oily in appearance and virtually odourless. It is soluble in most solvents but considered insoluble in water. IPM is manufactured by the esterification of isopropyl alcohol with myristic acid, and increases the absorption of perfumes on the skin. Uses include: reed diffusers, creams, lotions, bath oils, lip balms, and perfumes. IPM is oil soluble and may make surfaces slippery.