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.
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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.
0 - 5%
At levels beyond 40% usage, cetearyl alcohol can lead to skin drying and minor irritation.
When blending always take the following precautions:
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!
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