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Emulsifying Wax

emulsifying wax
$2.13 each


Emulsifying wax is sourced from naturally occurring fats and esters, further processed into a convenient pastille flake form and conforms to the current USP/NF Monograph. Emulsifying wax is an ideal medium for the blending of fine creams, lotions, and other fluid cosmetics which contain oil and water. The ability of emulsifying wax to bind oil and water in the perfect union is unparalleled, and today it remains the most ever pervasive substance in a cosmetic manufacturers’ formulary.

 It is not a complete emulsifier, but more a thickener and stabilizer. 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. 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 are hydrophilic waxes best suited for viscosity regulation in cosmetic oil/water emulsions. Examples include creams, lotions, body butter, conditioners, face cleansers and baby products.

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

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




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As with any manufacturing process,  Essential7 strongly suggest small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes before full commercial manufacturing.

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