Rice Bran Wax is a by product of Rice Bran Oil production. It is a natural hard, crystalline vegetable wax obtained from rice husks with a high melting point of 77-86°C.
It consists of very long chain saturated C46-C62 esters, also known as Policosanols, from C20-C36 fatty alcohols and C20-C26 fatty acids.
Rice Bran Wax naturally contains Phospholipids which act as binding agents, Phytosterols (healthy plant sterols) and Squalane which is moisturising and has antioxidant properties.
Aromantic's Rice Bran Wax has been winterised but has not been hydrogenated.
This means that Rice Bran Oil has been gently heated then cooled until the waxy part solidifies and can be filtered out using vegetable ethanol.
Winterising also means that the remaining oil stays liquid and clear in cold conditions.
It may be used in both W/O and O/W emulsions and in many other natural cosmetics such as lip balms & lip sticks, mascara, hair or beard styling wax, creams and lotions.
It has a natural odour similiar to that of children's wax crayons but this is easily masked if necessary.Rice Bran Wax is a skin conditioning and protecting agent. It is an oclusive that is non comedogenic.