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What is Emulsifying Wax? Emulsifying Wax is an essential ingredient used for making lotions, creams as well as many other cosmetic & beauty products. It acts like glue that will keep all your ingredients mixed in a uniform consistency. This will eliminate separation and is especially important when your recipe contains plant and/or essential oils. Lotions and creams are created from a mixture of water and oil. Without Emulsifying wax, your recipe will most likely separate over time.
Recommended Use Rate: 2-15%, 3-5% for lotions and 5-10% for creams.
How Does it Work? Emulsifiers actually work on a molecular level, by attracting both water and oil to form a homogeneous mixture. Water is considered polar and things that like water are also called polar or hydrophilic, which means water-loving. Non-polar materials like olive oil are hydrophobic, which means water repelling. An emulsifier has a hydrophilic portion and a hydrophobic portion. This essentially means that it can effectively bind both water and oils. Some of the structures of the emulsifier bond with oil, while others attract water. Each part traps the liquid keeping it from breaking free to separate and keeps the ingredients suspended evenly in the product. The wax also helps the ingredients to penetrate the skin, Which helps facilitate the moisturizing qualities of the product.