Stearic Acid is an organic, fatty acid that is found in vegetable fats and oils. It works harmoniously with other fatty acids to support the skin and offers versatility in texture. Stearic Acid can also be used in the production of candles, cosmetics, shaving soaps, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals. When added to soap, this ingredient will produce a bar that is harder and that has a more stable lather.
INCI: Stearic Acid
Usage : 1.0 % - 5.0 % melted into the oil phase. The exact percentage depends on the desired result and requires testing.
Important Note: This palm-based Stearic Acid may come as beads or flakes depending on the availability. Click on the zoom button to view the pictures. Refer to the COA for the lot-specific form/appearance.
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Rating: I used it in melt & pour soaps, vitamin e base facial crème, lotions, shampoo, body crème. excellent thickener. a little goes a long way so add a few grains at a time. well worth the trouble. soaps lasted much longer too. thank you for a great product.
By:Mervette, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2008
Rating: Super concentrated ! Awesome ..
By:Maegan, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jan-2015
Rating: amazing stuff to harden soaps or thicken lotion only a small amount is needed
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: This is very concentrated I would say. Don't need a lot it will harden your cp soap very quick. My first cp soap is unsuccessful. :(
By:Meya, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2013
Rating: WOW. They're not kidding when they say this is a "thickener"! I use it in lotions, balms, shampoo, conditioner & cleansing conditioner recipes. A little goes a LONG way. Great product, thanks!
By:Megan, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2012
Rating: I use a max of 5% of stearic acid in all my cp recipes, and I love it. Careful though, it thickens very fast when you mix it with water+lye, but it's worth it in the end. The soap lasts much longer.
Rating: Made my first batch of CP soap with Stearic Acid, Mixed with clay this gave a distinctive look to the batch. I think I will try it without the clay, just for reference. Over all, I didn't see or feel that much of a difference out of the mold, but we will see after the cure time. The "batter" did look a lot like a lotion, so I'm expecting this to feel wonderful after the cure.
Rating: Stearic Acid is a must to get that thick, creamy feeling in lotion. Just a little is necessary.
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011
Rating: Good price, and the 500 gm goes a long ways.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010
Rating: Every time i touch the stearic acid my skin become soo irritaded.
Now i understand why many people don't like stearic acid.
I plan on switching to cetyl alcohol, i don't know why ND don't carry it.
I will have to buy it somewhere else. Other than that it does the thickning job.
Rating: Love ND Triple Pressed Stearic Acid it is a must have for all my soaps and many of my lotions.
By:Romeo, Guelph, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2007
Rating: I haven't used Stearic Acid before, so I have nothing to compare this with. However, I do like the velvety feel of the flakes. I use it to help harden my soap bars and it works quite well.
By:Dawn, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2007
Rating: J'utilise principalement ce produit pour durcir mes savons qui contiennent de grandes quantités d'huile liquide.
Bon produit, peut etre utilisé aussi dans les crèmes, lotions....
By:Caroline, Bearn, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jul-2006
Rating: Consistent high quality Stearic Acid. Consistency is ideal for use in skin care development
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).