Natural fatty acid occurring in vegetable fats. Anionic oil-in-water emulsifier. White to yellowish flakes, oil-like odor (synonyms: octadecanoic acid, heptadecane-carboxylic acid). Insoluble in water, soluble in oils & alcohols. Consider checking out these essential oils and skincare products!
Vegetable based 95% pure stearic acid. Also called reagent grade. It is a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is use in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. Moreover, it functions primarily as a surfactant and emulsifier. Lastly, Stearic acid is insoluble in water, soluble in oils and alcohols.
Traditionally used as a thickening agent in lotion, this vegetable derived waxy substance also uses as a hardening agent in soaps (at a .5% of your oils as a usage rate). Stearic acid also uses as a hardening agent in candles, vegetable or paraffin based.
Here are some key roles and uses of stearic acid:
- Emulsifier: Stearic acid functions as an emulsifier, helping to mix oil and water-based ingredients in cosmetic formulations, such as lotions and creams.
- Surfactant: It acts as a surfactant, aiding in the dispersion of substances that wouldn’t normally mix, such as oil and water.
- Thickening Agent: Stearic acid uses to thicken lotions and creams, improving their texture and consistency.
- Soap Hardener: In soapmaking, stearic acid is employee as a hardening agent, contributing to the solidity and durability of soap bars.
- Candle Making: It can be used in candle production, whether the candles are vegetable-based or made from paraffin wax.
Need to Order in Bulk?
For bulk orders of gallons, drums and more, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with pricing and shipping. (Shipping will vary depending on your location and the size of you bulk order.)
Sale and promotional price is not valid on bulk orders of 55 gallons or more.