Stearic acid emulsifies by breaking the surface tension of the items to be emulsified. The ability of stearic acid to combine water and oil with dirt make it especially useful in cleansers where the oils and water can remove dirt and build up from the skin.
Stearic acid is a naturally occurring fat that occurs in our own skin naturally, it has excellent thickening properties and helps provide a luxurious and complete feel to a finished product, removing that 'watery' feeling, whilst providing some preservative properties to your finished product.
Heat the Stearic acid to 60c - 70c within the oill stage of your formulations. Ensure the Stearic acid 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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