Stearic Acid is a white waxy natural acid formed in animals and vegetable fat. We use stearic acid from a vegetable source (Palm). This is made to blend well with cosmetic recipes.
Stearic Acid creates the pearly and waxy feeling when added to body care products which assists with a cooling effect when applied to skin. The natural fats undergo a hydrogenation process to convert the fat to Stearic Acid. This process involves changing the liquid vegetable oil to a solid or semi fat. The small pastilles are ideal when used as an emulsifying agent in creams, lotions, deodorants and most natural body products.
A fairly insoluble in water but more soluble in alcohol. Stearic Acid stores well and has an indefinite shelf life.
Stearic acid is used for candle making as a hardener to ensure longer burning.
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