Cetyl alcohol

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Cetyl alcohol

Derived from Coconut, Cetyl alcohol is a must for all cosmetic use. Originally discovered in 1817, the waxy substance is an emollient, emulsifier and thickening agent. Cetyl alcohol is soothing for the skin and is one of the most non toxic skincare ingredients available.


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 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

Cetyl alcohol

Cas Number




How to use

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.

Recommended Usage Level

0 - 6%

Maximum Usage Level


Products to Use in

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


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!

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Skin Type:
Normal Skin


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Cetyl alcohol Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Cetyl alcohol Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Cetyl 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.

Cetyl alcohol Allergens Declaration

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