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Self Emulsifying Wax N (SLS Free)

Self Emulsifying Wax N (SLS Free)
Product Rating: 4.4/5 (As per 9 Customer Reviews)

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Self Emulsifying Wax N flakes are anionic, composed of 90% Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol and 10% Sodium Cetylstearyl Sulfate derived from vegetable oils (coconut / palm kernel).

INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate.

Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate (EU, CTFA) is a combination of Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate to make an ionic self-emulsifying base specifically for oil and water cosmetic lotions and creams. It is PEG-free and gluten-free, and is approved by Ecocert for use as an ingredient in natural and organic cosmetics.

Appearance: Solid white flakes with little to no odor.

Uses: Self Emulsifying Wax N is best suited for viscosity regulation in cosmetic oil / water emulsions. Examples include creams, lotions, body butters, conditioners, face cleansers and baby products.

Directions for Use: Approximately 25-30% of the total oil phase (please run test batches when formulating).

Compatibility: It is compatible with most animal, vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.


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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Rating: Star
I have to say that I don't really like adding waxes and I never wanted to make a cream or lotion because I didn't want to sell water. But I wanted to make a cream with the ucuuba butter and one with arnica as well for some friends that requested it. So this seemed like a good choice since it was mostly derived from a natural source and was gluten free, plus yes it didn't have an odour, YEAH!! I just loved how creamy my cream came out. I used less water (actually aloe vera juice) than the recipe called for and managed to get a nice thick cream. I love the feel. My anti aging cream with ucuuba butter makes my skin feel so soft and in less than a month of use I can see a little difference. I am almost 57 years old and smoke so you can imagine.

By: , Batavia, Ohio
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Oct-2011

Rating: Star
I use this wax for a few of my creams and lotions. It lends a soft, creamy texture. I have not had any problems with reactions, but everyone's skin is unique. I will continue to purchase. NDA quality is wonderful.

By: , Watertown, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009

Rating: Star
I can use this ingredient in everything BUT facial creams/lotions. I must be the only one to have an allergic reaction to this wax - and it was the wax. I've tested batches of cream repeatedly and can use every other oil, butter, and EO with no issues - until I add this wax. Hands and body, I can use it fine, no problem, but on my cheeks, the wax causes an allergic reaction. I ended up with these horrible red pimples (acute eczema) that took many days (and washing my pillow cases, towels, etc) to get under control. My normal oil/butter (Tamamu oil and mango with lavender, carrot, and helichrysum EO's) cleared up the eczema and took care of the red marks left behind. I'm not real eager to test another version of lanette, but I'd like to try another variety (elsewhere) to see if it's the Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol that gave me the problem, or the Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate. I really hope it's the latter. Otherwise, I'm stuck with oily facial moisturizers :(

By: , Waterford, Michigan
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Needs instructions on temperature requirements, etc. for us newbies.

By: , Cody, Wyoming
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Sep-2011

Rating: Star
I made my first cream and cleansing lotion and all i can say it that this is true gold for cream making! I am glad i read the reviews and the book "creamy craft of cosmetic making" I love NDA! I am a forever customer

By: , Grapevine, Texas
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Apr-2011

Rating: Star
I use this to thicken/stabilize my emulsion with beeswax. The mixture turned out smooth and creamy. Very luxurious. A wonderful product.

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

Rating: Star
This wax makes it easy for newbies like me to make lotions and creams. It's the best

By: , Scarborough, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
My first attempt at making a lotion and it turned out to be easy and popular. The lanette wax created a creamy and smooth lotion that absorbed quickly (something clients really like). I intend to try using it in a cream base. I have always used beeswax before and it can be tricky to keep it smooth and is much slower to absorb. I still like beeswax for salves and balms but lanette wax is what I will use for making future lotions and creams. If you need a recipe purchase "The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making" from the books here at New Directions...good recipes.

By: , Cambridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

Rating: Star
This is a good quality wax, no problems mixing in with water and oils. The price is also fabulous.

By: , Markham, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005

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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).

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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.

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