Lauric acid

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Full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions, Lauric acid is a fatty acid found in coconut and is used for its skin repairing, anti-acne, detergent and cleansing properties

Lauric acid

Research has shown that lauric acid on skin can help control acne-causing bacteria. The lauric acid fuses to the bacterial membrane of P. acnes bacteria, keeping it from proliferating. Lauric acid can also reduce inflammation from acne. Lauric acid is often used at higher levels to impart a pleasant natural fragrance. Typically Lauric acid is used in cosmetic formulations as a solubiliser in emulsions.


A solid white waxy pellet that is derived from the Coconut

Latin Name

Lauric acid

Cas Number




How to use

Add during the oil stage of production. Typically used up to 5% for fragrance and around 1% for solubilisation. Lauric acid is used in emulsions, such as cream emulsion where it helps solubilise essential oil into the final formulation, improving dispersion and and the final cream quality.

Recommended Usage Level

1-5% All Products

Maximum Usage Level

No maximum limit set, often used at higher doses to add scent to a product

Products to Use in

  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Face Wash
  • Bath Foam


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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Lauric acid Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Lauric acid Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Lauric acid Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Lauric acid Allergens Declaration

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