Emulsifying Wax NF is a complete vegetable-derived non-ionic emulsifying wax used to create oil-in-water emulsions. You cannot change the type of emulsion that an emulsifier creates by altering the phase sizes or changing which phase is poured into the other.
Emulsifying Wax NF also brings the “cleansing” element as the Polysorbate 60 in Emulsifying Wax NF is made up of molecules that have an oil-loving and a water-loving end; the oil-loving end grabs the oil on your skin, and the water-loving end grabs the water you are washing with to rinse away easily (this is how soap cleanses, too).
Functions of Emulsifying Wax NF:
- In lotions and creams it functions as an all-in-one emulsifier as well as contributing some thickening
- In cleansing oils and balms it creates products that self-emulsify on contact with water and rinse off the skin well.
- It is mild, provides excellent stability, and is very easy to use, It can be used to make thick or thin emulsions, depending upon the concentration used.
CAS NUM: 9005-67-8
INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60 or Emulsifying Wax NF
Iodine Value: Max. 3.5:
Saponification Value: Max. 14
Hydroxyl Value: 178-192
Iodine Value: Max. 3.5
Colour & Appearance: Small white beads/pastilles.
Stable in pH range: 5.5 – 7.0
Grade: Cosmetic grade
Recommended Usage: Recommended to add at a rate of Approx 25% of your oil phase, usually 3-5% by mass for lotions and 5-10% for creams.
Mixing Method: Should be added into the oil phase of formulations at temperatures below 50°C and above
Melting Temperature: 50°C (122°F)
Compatibility: Works well with most ingredients.
Alternatives: Ritamulse SCG, Olivem 1000, Btms-50 and Btms-25 will typically work as well, but there will be consistency changes with the first two, and BTMS-50 & BTMS-25 are cationic
Application: skin care products and hair products
Country of Origin: China
Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.
Precaution: You cannot use a true wax, like beeswax , in place of Emulsifying Wax NF. True waxes are not emulsifiers and will not create an emulsion
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 08-2025)
DISCLAIMER: All SOPHIX NATURAL PRODUCTS are for external use only unless otherwise STATED. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.