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Emulsifying Wax O (SLS Free)

Emulsifying Wax O (SLS Free)
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Emulsifying Wax O Beads are composed of 50% Cetyl Alcohol and 50% Stearyl Alcohol derived from vegetable oils (coconut / palm kernel).

INCI: Cetyl-Stearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol also known as Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol. It is not a complete emulsifier, but more a thickener and stabiliser. On its own it will not bind oils and water at all, but in combination with a second emulsifier, it will effectively thicken the final product, proportionately to the amount used. It improves upon beeswax as an emulsifier, and adds a creamier texture to other e-waxes and Glyceryl Stearate. Use between 1% to thicken a product to the consistency of a light lotion, to 25% for the rich consistency of a hand cream. It is gluten-free.

Appearance: White to off-white waxy solid beads with little to no odor.

Uses: Emulsifying Wax O Beads are hydrophilic waxes best suited for viscosity regulation in cosmetic oil / water emulsions. Examples include creams, lotions, body butters, conditioners, face cleansers and baby products. 

Directions for Use: 1- 25.0 %. The exact percentage will depend on the desired result and requires testing. 

Compatibility: It is compatible with most animal, vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.

Helpful Hints:
Emulsifying Wax O Beads will not totally emulsify or thicken a cream or lotion without a second emulsifier.
Do not heat Emulsifying Wax O above 80 deg. C or it will not emulsify nor thicken.
When making the cream or lotion stir while cooling or separation may occur.


IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Not as effective as polawax at emulsifying my lotion, even at 30% it didn't fully emulsify. Ended up adding the little bit of polawax I had left to get it completely emulsified, will be switching back to using polawax.

By: , Myrnam, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 19-Oct-2012

Rating: Star
A little more tricky to use then the Polawax. Even with stearic acid it did not completely emulsify my lotion. I had to use a bit of Polawax in the end!

By: , Rawdon, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011

Rating: Star
I usually use stearic acid for my lotions, but for my eye lotion I wanted something a little softer. I used this to replace the stearic in my formulation and it was great. I just wish it was comparable in price to the stearic. Look this up on Skin Deep, it's a 0, which is as safe as you can get.

By: , Redbridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2007

Rating: Star
Love this emulsifier!!.I combine it with the solubilizer(emulsifier, stabilizer,...)to combine the phases in my lotion.They make a wonderful combo=).My first lotion!.I'm a new customer and I will continue to purchase from them.Love the customer service. Ps: in the bowl containing the very warm water add the very warm oil phase slowly to it while using a electric hand blender.It should emulsify in that second.Cont mixing untill cool then add your additives(fragrance,...)

By: , Chateauguay, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Feb-2008

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