Cetyl alcohol is a wonderful thickener in cosmetic products, such as creams and lotions where it increases thickness and emulsifies. When used in shampoo and conditioner it adds to its moisturisation and enhances viscosity, whilst adding foam production.
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
Heat the cetyl 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 - 6%
At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
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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