Polawax

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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.

Directions for Use:  Approximately 25% of the total oil phase (please run test batches when formulating).

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 150-152°C for two hours.

 

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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A very dependable emulsifier that couldn't be easier to work with. I have followed the 25% rule - that's using 25% of the total oil phase - and it has never let me down. It's not "waxy" and I can adjust the feel/stiffness by adding a bit of stearic acid, cetyl alcohol or cetyl esters. The possibilities are endless. And what a GREAT price!! Thanks NDA - I'm a small time hobbyist and you are helping me greatly to afford what I love to do in my spare time.

By: Tina , Forest Knolls, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-May-2015


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.

By: Manon, Rawdon, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-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!

By: Jeni, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-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!

By: Dorothy, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-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!

By: Erica, Maple, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


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.

By: Michael, Chicago, Illinois
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2010


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!

By: Susan, Whitby, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Another great product, great for my body lotions, melts nicely too, and good price.

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Fantastic product! I love the way my lotions turn out when I use this.

By: Shannon, Bowmanville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-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.

By: Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
It worked great the first time I tried! Probably the only emulsifier i'll use.

By: Tahira, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


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!

By: Deborah, Centennial, Colorado
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jul-2007


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.

By: Stephanie, Burlington, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-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.

By: Pam, Redbridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


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!

By: Karen, Spring Hill, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007


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!

By: Kristelle, Granby, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Polawax is amazing. It makes wonderful, smooth lotions. I highly recomend it!

By: Leann, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


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!

By: Carolyn, Albany, Ohio
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-May-2007


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