Stearic Acid is an Emulsifier, thickener. Used in all kinds of creams, lotions, candles, natural deodorants,personal care formulations and more.
100% Vegetable based Stearic Acid Cosmetic grade.
Used in soapmaking to make a hard bar of soap. In a cosmetic wax the usage of the stearic will be about 3%.
Thickens and stabilizes lotion/cream formulations very effectively.
Stearic is used in water-in-oil emulsions, oil-in-water emulsions, and oil-based formulas.
Biodegradable. Vegan - all vegetable source. Store in cool, dry place.
Recommended Usage: 1-20% (depending on application)
Tip- for candlemakers - Stearic Acid makes candles burn longer and increases melt point. Allows the candle maker to blend in more fragrance for better cold throw and hot throw of fragrances. To start use 1 - 2 tbsp per pound, or about 6% by weight. Using more will also make the candle whiter and more opaque.
Formulations using Stearic Acid:
Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.
- INCI Name: Stearic Acid
- CAS no: 57-11-4
- EINECS no.: 200-313-4
- Appearance: Off White to White Free Flowing Flakes
- Odor: Slight Fatty Acid Odor
- Solubility in Water: Insoluble in Water
- Melting Point: 127.4°F to 145.4°F
- Acid Value: 203 to 213
- Iodine Value: Max 8
- Saponification Value: 203 to 213
- Specific Gravity: .85
- Flash Point: 356°F
Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making
Commonly used in buffing compounds, cutting oils, lubricants, gelling agent, emulsifiers, waxes, and much more
Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.
Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.
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I use this in my hot process soap it melts great with my oils i have good results with Myob products
Always a good product!
Another great product from Make Your Own at a very good price.
Nice and small pieces that melt quick and work great.