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Emulsifying Wax (BTMS)

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A primary emulsifier that does not need any further modifiers, stabilisers or thickeners to make superb creams and lotions for the face, body and the hair.
This is BTMS which is the premium emulsifying wax for luxury products.

White to slightly yellow coloured, waxy pellets naturally derived from Rapeseed Oil and Palm Oil. The vegetable sources are certified Non GM and are not irradiated.

Although we found many suppliers claiming a vegetable base for this and even having the same INCI name, our research showed they were in fact tallow (animal fat) based. We eventually found this version which has no animal materials at all.

This is BTMS which is different to the other generic emulsifying waxes. It makes a superior, luxury end product.

It has a pH of 5 to 7.

Inci:

Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate
The individual materials that make up Emulsifying Wax are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
A fantastic emulsifier for all skin care products leaving a silky and powdery feel on the skin.

It imparts softness and smoothness along with excellent hydration.

It produces stable emulsions that can cope with the addition of tinctures as well as more challenging ingredients like AHA’s and Hyaluronic Acid.

When used at the maximum with solid fats, it can make a body butter texture that is as good as any butters only recipe with the added benefit of being able to include water soluble actives as well.

When used at the lower percentages, it makes very elegant lotions that can be used as serums for anti aging products.

Hair Care
It is an excellent hair conditioner when made up into a cream or lotion even before any actives are added.

It is extremely mild so can be used for leave in and scrunch type conditioners. Use in hair conditioners, detanglers and deep conditioning hair packs.

Very effective on coarse and frizzy hair making it softer and more flexible as well as improving wet combing and detangling.

It is substantive to fine, flyaway hair and imparts excellent body whilst curly hair will have greater spring and curl retention.

Other
Use 1% to 10%.

Oil soluble so add to the Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.

We suggest 3% to 5% with 3% oils for a light lotion.

6% to 10% with up to 20% oils will give a thicker cream.

Using solid fats as part of the oil phase will also add extra thickness.

Add to the heated Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions and hair packs. When ready, pour Stage 1 into Stage 2 (fat into water)

Suggested Blends
As it is cationic, it blends well with other cationic materials for use in hair care.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Argan Hair Conditioner
This appears very liquid when bottled but it does thicken up overnight. This makes it easier to get into bottles.

Stage 1 (above 75°C)
10% Argan Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
78% Boiling Spring Water
3% Glycerin

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1% Preservative 12
2% D-Panthenol
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a stainless steel bowl and place over a saucepan of boiling water (bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger stainless steel bowl. Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler.

Pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the Stage 2 ingredients and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Ensure the mix is still over 75°C and stir continually for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream or lotion is below 40°C add the remaining stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.

Cream for Dry Skin
This recipe can be quite runny when it's just made, but will thicken up overnight.

Stage 1: (above 75°C)
7% Macadamia Nut Oil
8% Apricot Oil
4% Thistle Oil
7% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
3% Glycerine
69% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
0.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
0.5% Essential Oils (here we used our Rosemix blend)

100% Total

Method:
Weigh all Stage 1 ingredients into a small stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature over 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, weigh and add the Stage 2 ingredients together in a separate larger stainless steel bowl. Swap the bowls over so that the larger bowl is in the double boiler.

Pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the larger bowl (Stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Make sure the temperature is over 75°C and continue to stir for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove the bowl from the double boiler and put it into a pan of cold water to cool down quickly.

Keep stirring all the time. When the cream or lotion is under 40°C, add the remaining Stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.
 
See our video on how to make cream for dry skin below (link will open YouTube in a new tab).
 
Dry Skin Cream


Mango & Baobab Body Butter
Stage 1: (above 75°C)

10% Mango Butter
10% Baobab Oil
10% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
62% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
5% EcoSilk
1% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential oils
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into a stainless steel bowl and place over a saucepan of boiling water (bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

When the Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger stainless steel bowl. Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler.

Pour the Stage 1 ingredients into the Stage 2 ingredients and stir gently without creating air bubbles. Ensure the mix is still over 75°C and stir continually for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream or lotion is below 40°C add the remaining stage 3 ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Hydrating Hair Conditioner - Makes 100 ml/g

This appears very liquid when bottled but it does thicken up overnight. This means it is easier to get into squeezy bottles.

Stage 1 - (above 75°C)
8% Argan Oil
2% Shea Butter
5% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: - (above 75°C)
78% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: - (below 40°C)
1% Preservative 12
5% Honey Moisturiser
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops)

100% Total

Method:
Heat the stage 1 ingredients to above 75°C in a double boiler.
Pour the boiling water into a larger stainless steel bowl and then pour the fat stage into the water stage. Keep above 75°C whilst stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
Remove bowl and cool down in a pan of cold water whilst still stirring. When it is below 40°C, add the stage 3 materials and mix thoroughly. Bottle and label.

See our video on how to make this argan hair conditioner below (video will open YouTube in a new tab).

Argan Hair Conditioner
 


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae 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.
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