100% Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (hydrogenated from a freezing point of -8ºC to a melting point of approximately 66-72ºC). During this hydrogenation process the unsaturated fatty acids in the soya oil becomes saturated and therefore solid.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Soya Wax is most often used to make candles because it is a great alternative to paraffin wax and it burns slower with a much cleaner flame and no smoke. It has excellent fragrance holding qualities and throws the fragrance very well when burning.
For use in natural cosmetics, soya wax gives a very good consistency to lip balms and lipsticks, soya wax can also be used in heavy night creams or protective hand creams.
Use at 1% - 100%.
How to adjust existing beeswax recipes
It is oil and fat soluble and insoluble in water.
As it is heat stable, it can be melted in the stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotion.
To make vegan lip balms in lip balm cylinders, you can replace the beeswax with soya wax. As Soya Wax has a higher melting point than Beeswax, you need approximately 15% less Soya Wax in your recipe so, if you are using 20g of beeswax in your recipe, you only need to use 17g of Soya Wax, replacing the 3g difference with 3ml/g of vegetable oils.
Rose Wax Lotion - makes 100 ml/g
Stage 1 (room temperature)
2% EmulsiGel Eco
Stage 2 (above 60°C)
93% Boiling Rose Water
Stage 3 (above 60°C)
2% Soya Wax (melted in with Stage 2)
Stage 4 (below 40°C)
1% Preservative 12
Combine EmulsiGel Eco and Glycerine in small beaker. Weigh soya wax into large beaker and add the boiling spring water which will melt the soya wax.
Add Stage 2 to Stage 1 (water into fat) and stick blend until there are no lumps.
Cool down to below 40°C in a pan of cold water. Add preservative and stir in thoroughly. Jar and label.
Lip Balm for jars - makes 100 ml/g
Stage 1: (heat until melted)
22% Cocoa Butter
12% Soya Wax
Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% White Poppy Seed Oil
10% Lime Seed Oil
9% Tomato Seed Oil
6% Meadowfoam Oil
6% Baobab Oil
2% Aroma / Flavour of your choice (40 drops)
Break up the cocoa butter and beeswax into small pieces and melt with soya wax in a double boiler. When fully melted, take off the heat and cool in a pan of cold water. When it is starting to go opaque around the edges, add stage 2 ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Jar and label. You may need to warm it very slightly to allow it to flow into the jars.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section
These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.