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Ceteareth-20 is a good all round emulsifier which is compatible with a large range of oils. Ceteareth-20 gives a good shine and silkiness to your finished product


White pellets of non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher saturated fats (cetyl/stearyl alcohol). Ceteareth-20 has no odour and can be mixed with a wide variety of oils from fully natural to synthetic. Characteristics.


A good all round emulsifier to produce o/w emulsions which are compatible with a large range of oils. It can be used alone or best combined with other emulsifiers to help stabilise the emulsion.

Products to Use in

  • Moisture Cream
  • Moisture Lotion
  • Body Butter
  • Cleanser
  • Face Mask
  • Skin Peels
  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

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How to use

Heat the Ceteareth-20 to 60c - 70c within the oill stage of your formulations. Ensure the Ceteareth-20 is fully disolved into your oil stage (use agitation if required) in order to minimise the risk of graininess in your final formulation.

Recommended Usage Level

0 - 6% (Up to 30% for hair products)

Maximum Usage Level



At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.

When blending always take the following precautions:

  • Use gloves (disposable are 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.

Safety First

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!

Skin Type:
Normal Skin


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Ceteareth-20 MSDS

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