Cetearyl alcohol

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Cetearyl alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol is a blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohol a triglyceride which can be a little more gentle than cetyl alcohol, hence it often finds itself used in mild formulations and baby care products.


Cetearyl alcohol gives viscosity improving properties to products and so normally finds itself used in creams, lotions and cleansers, although it can be used in shower and bath products also. More mild than cetyl alcohol, it can be used to impair a beautiful viscosity and stability to your products though you will still need to use an emulsifier and / or thickener in your product. Adding Cetearyl alcohol can make the difference between a good product and a brilliant product.

The myth about alcohol in cosmetics

The word alcohol, when used in relation to the ingredients in cosmetic chemistry is different to the fermented alcohol you find in beverages and shouldn't be confused, therefore it is fine for use in products used by Muslims that wish to avoid alcohol and not the alcohol meant in religion. More information can be found at http://www.ummahnews.co.uk/article.php?id=86

Latin Name

Cetearyl alcohol

Cas Number

67762-27-0 & 8005-44-5



How to use

Heat the cetearyl alcohol to 60c - 70c within the oil stage of your formulations. Ensure the ceteryl alcohol is fully dissolved into your oil stage (use agitation if required) in order to minimise the risk of graininess in your final formulation.

Recommended Usage Level

0 - 5%

Maximum Usage Level


Products to Use in

  • Moisture Cream
  • Moisture Lotion
  • Body Butter
  • Cleanser
  • Face Mask
  • Skin Peels


At levels beyond 40% usage, cetearyl alcohol can lead to skin drying and minor irritation.

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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Cetearyl alcohol Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Cetearyl alcohol The SDS can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Cetearyl alcohol Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Cetearyl alcohol The TDS can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Cetearyl alcohol Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Generate the certificate of analysis for your purchased product by entering your Batch Number which can be found on the packaging of your product.

Cetearyl alcohol Allergens Declaration

Generate an allergens declaration for your purchase (essential oils only)


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