Description: Non-ionic emulsifying wax containing a combination of the two emulsifiers polysorbate 60 & cetearyl alcohol. White waxy flakes, odorless. Water-insoluble, dispersible in water & oil. Saponification value 14.0 Max. pH Value: 5.5-7 (3% solution). HLB value 12-13.
Whenever a switch is made from one brand of Emulsifying Wax NF to another, it is important to conduct tests to determine if there will be changes to your formula that might require an adjustment of the percentages used. Our tests have indicated Soap & More Emulsifying Wax NF may produce a slightly thicker product than the equivalent percentage of Polawax Emulsifying Wax NF.
Recommended Use Rate: 2-25%, usually 3-5% for lotions and 5-10% for creams.
Approximate HLB: 14.9
INCI Name: Cetearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60
- Non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix)
- Does not require the aid of other emulsifiers
- Has high electrolyte tolerance
- Has also dispersing, thickening and solubilizing properties (stabilizes essential oils)
Use: Warm to melt before use, dispersible in oil or water, use 2-10% in formulations.
For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of cosmetics requiring emulsification as lotions, creams, gels.
Country of Origin: USA
Raw material source: Coconut oil, vegetable oils, and sorbitol
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: Not tested for GMOs
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components