Dear Customer,

Due to the rising costs of administering small orders, we are instituting a policy for minimum orders of $100, in our efforts to keep costs to as low as possible and offer the best wholesale pricing in the industry.

For orders less than $100, a small order administration fee of $20 will apply. This policy will be effective February 3rd, 2014. We truly regret any inconvenience that this might cause.

Kind Regards,

Alex B. Thomas

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Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 17 Customer Reviews)

Polawax is a preparation of higher fatty alcohols that produce thick emulsions without the addition of stiffening waxes. Recommended usage level is 2% - 10%.

Trade Name: PolawaxTM NF

PolawaxTM NF consists of four ingredients. These are Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, and Steareth-20. It mirrors the properties of Cetyl Alcohol while promoting the thickening features of Stearyl Alcohol.

Appearance: Creamy white solid beads with little to no odor.

Uses: Polawax is an effective emulsifier suited for the preparation of cosmetic oil / water emulsions. It can also be used to increase the thickness of formulations, eliminating the need for use of additional ingredients. It works well as a sole emulsifier, thickener and stabilizer in an emulsion. Examples include creams, lotions, body butters, conditioners, face cleansers and baby products.

Compatibility: Polawax is compatible with anionic, cationic and non-ionic systems. The emulsions show excellent stability in both acid and base media. Emulsions are stable with a pH as low as 3 or as high as 13. It does not deteriorate on heating, experiencing only a slight alteration in color at temperatures up to 150-152C for two hours.

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Submited By: Manon from Rawdon, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Polawax won't let you down! Along with a little stearic acid for thickness, that is all you need to make beautiful emulsions. I use nothing else.
Submited By: Jeni from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Polawax is easier to use and a better emulsifier than beeswax. I initially used beeswax for my first batch of body lotion and it took a long time for the oil/water mixture to emulsify and even after about 7-8 minutes of blending it was only 80% emulsified. Also, the body lotion had a greasy feel. After switching to Polawax, my recipe emulsified within 15 seconds and there was no greasy feel to the lotion! Great stuff, great price!
Submited By: Dorothy from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

THANK YOU for bringing Polawax! It makes my life so much easier! Everyone says my texture of my lotions feel just great!
Submited By: Erica from Maple, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

All I have to say is thank goodness for this product, it holds all the ingredients together in my cleanser nicely without any separation!
Submited By: Michael from Chicago, Illinois on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This is perhaps the easiest wax I have ever worked with. Almost no thought at all. This is the best wax for beginners.
Submited By: Susan from Whitby, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I`m a newbie to making creams. Tiffany (amazing customer service rep) helped me in deciding which wax to try out. I love it! It`s great for a beginner. I am looking forward to creating more creams with it!
Submited By: Marilyn from Newmarket, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Another great product, great for my body lotions, melts nicely too, and good price.
Submited By: Shannon from Bowmanville, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Fantastic product! I love the way my lotions turn out when I use this.
Submited By: Tracey from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

It's great to have this detergent (SLS, SLES) and toxin-free emulsifying wax. The only one I use for all creams and lotions. Needs 1/4 more than lanette wax, however.
Submited By: Tahira from Ottawa, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

It worked great the first time I tried! Probably the only emulsifier i'll use.
Submited By: Deborah from Centennial, Colorado on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

I am new to making my own lotions and creams and tried initially to use the stearic acid, beeswax, Borax, water and oil method. It was frustrating because I always had separation and a gooby mess. I purchased the Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making from ND (under More Stores tab) and also purchased Polawax based on the reviews. I just made the lightest, fluffiest face cream that has an excellent texture and is doing wonders for everyone's skin (I have my recipe testers) thanks to Polawax. It is so easy to use and really creates a nice lotion. I added the Pseudocollagen from ND, and several essential oils that benefit different types of skin. We are all looking radiant!
Submited By: Stephanie from Burlington, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This is the ONLY emulsifier you will ever need! It works beautifully in my lotions and creams. It makes the art of lotion and cream making so much easier. Please don't ever stop carrying it.
Submited By: Pam from Redbridge, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I really like polawax, it makes a great emulsion, however, I find at 5% with 5% stearic, I sometimes get some separation with my water, but blend in a few pinches of guar gum and problem fixed.
Submited By: Karen from Spring Hill, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Excellent emulsifier at a great price! Much smoother than most e-wax. Makes the creamiest lotions and emulsified body scrubs imaginable. Highly recommended!
Submited By: Kristelle from Granby, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Everybody should try it, it's the best emulsifier. Polawax is easy to use and create the perfect emulsion: Stable and smooth, with only a small amount. Also, New Directions have the lowest price that I have seen!
Submited By: Leann from Winnipeg, Manitoba on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Polawax is amazing. It makes wonderful, smooth lotions. I highly recomend it!
Submited By: Carolyn from Albany, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

This was a very good price and I like the Polawax much better than the e-wax I'd been using. Thanks much!