Bio-Mulsion Wax: This PEG-free emulsifying wax is a plant derived E-wax, which comes from olive oil, with a broad range of oil-in-water emulsifying applications. The mechanism by which Bio-Mulsion Wax works is by the formation of liquid crystals in emulsions to give products a smooth more spreadable consistency with superior skin absorption.
For those with sensitive skin, Bio-Mulsion Wax is a fantastic natural alternative to our more conventional Polawax for use in lotions. When using this emulsifier slower agitation will yield a less viscous more uniform emulsion.
Usage varies based on the application and combination of thickeners but normal usage rates are between 2 and 8% of the total weight of your recipe. The innovative crystalline technology gives this emulsifier a wide variety of applications: creams (6-8%); lotions (4-5%); liquid serums (2-3%). To assure that there is no separation it may be necessary to include a thickener or co-emulsifier at usage rates below 6%. This E-wax comes in medium off-white flakes.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan OlivateCommon Name: Bio-mulsion Wax
I switched to this from the PEG emulsifying wax, and I love it. I was a little nervous while melting, because it seemed to be more gel-like than than previous batches, but I ignored that and I'm glad I did -- the lotions turned out wonderfully, with no noticeable change in consistency from previous batches.
Very very good ingredient for making lotion, serum and cream. Perfect!
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