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.
Vegetable based 95% pure stearic acid. Also called reagent grade. Stearic acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. It functions primarily as a surfactant and emulsifier. Stearic acid is insoluble in water, soluble in oils and alcohols.
Traditionally used as a thickening agent in lotion, this vegetable derived waxy substance is also used as a hardening agent in soaps (at a .5% of your oils as a usage rate). Stearic acid is also used as a hardening agent in candles, vegetable or paraffin based.
INCI Name: Stearic acid
Properties: Good emulsion-stabilizing & thickening properties. Gives soft waxy, pearly & cooling feel on the skin.
Use: Warm to melt for use; usual concentration 2 – 10%. For external use only.Applications: All kinds of personal care products including soaps, creams, lotions, foundation creams, liquefying creams, protective & shaving creams.
This information on regulatory clearances is believed to be accurate and is given in good faith as a guide to the global use of our products. No representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy is made. Users are responsible for determining the suitability of these products for their own particular purpose.
At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
When blending always take the following precautions:
Use gloves (disposable is ideal)
Take care when handling hot oils
Wear eye protection
Work in a well-ventilated room
Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children
If ingested, seek immediate medical advice
If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.
In addition to our precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!
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