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