Our vegetable based Emulsifying Wax is used to prevent oil and water from separating in creams and lotions.
Emulsifying Wax is supplied in white waxy pellets or flakes, and it has low odor. It is made from vegetable source fatty alcohols. However, it is not considered "all natural." It combines the emollient, emulsifying, thickening properties of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Emulsifying Wax can form extremely stable w/o or o/w emulsions.
Use Emulsifying Wax at 5% - 10% in your "water in oil" or "oil in water" emulsions. Melt the wax with your other fats and waxes and then slowly add your water phase while continuously stirring. The key to forming a stable emulsion is to keep the formulation in motion until it cools completely.
Origin: US INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60 (and) PEG-150 Stearate (and) Steareth-20 Shelf Life: 2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 6 - 14 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.007 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.01