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Stearic Acid - Traditionally used as a thickening agent in lotion, this vegetable derived waxy substance is also used as a hardening agent in soaps (at a .5% of your oils as a usage rate). Stearic acid is also used as a hardening agent in candles, vegetable or paraffin based.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Stearic AcidCommon Name: Stearic Acid
I love this product and will always use it in every batch of soap that I make. I made 2 batches of the same soap and only put it in one of the batches. The one with the Stearic Acid was hard a lot faster than the one without it. I was able to cut the one with Stearic Acid sooner than the one without Stearic Acid. Will not soap without it now.
Great price on this product!! I used it to harden my homemade melt & pour base. I made the base, then put the stearic acid in with the cubes of M&P when I remelted it. The result is a lovely, hard M&P bar, not sweaty even in our heat with plenty of lather. I found this easy to use. Win, win, win on this one!
I use this to make shaving soap. Works great. It does have a MUCH higher melting temperature than your other soaping oils. Just be prepared to wait for the double boiler, or microwave quite a while.
I am sure the product is good, but I hate the packaging. I don't know if I opened it wrong, but when I opened the bag most of the white flake spilled onto the floor.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Aliena! I'm sorry you didn't like this packaging and had the majority of your product spill onto the floor. I will email you personally to resolve this issue!
Small flakes of stearic acid melt easily in a double boiler. I have used this to make emulsified sugar scrubs.
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