Stearic Acid - Palm Free

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INCI Name:Stearic Acid

Stearic acid is a fatty acid found in many plant and animal oils. Due to it's molecular structure it is widely used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and can also be found in soaps, body washes and shaving creams. Its soap-like quality enables it to penetrate the skin, providing emollient, skin-softening properties. It has become a primary choice for many bath & body manufacturers as it is used to emulsify, thicken, or otherwise bind and stabilize lotions and creams. It is particularly useful in cleansers as it allows for dirt and oils to be lifted from the surface of the skin by water. As Stearic acid is a waxy solid, it also helps to harden soap bars. This same property makes it useful for candles, adding firmness, a longer burn time, and a white (opaque) smooth look. It also reduces fragrance migration in mottled candles and is used as a mould release for pillars and votives.


This product is derived from olive oil.

This product is intended for external use only

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Inexperienced user

Yeah still new to this and at the moment I'm in the experimental stage so I wouldn't know any better. But I have noticed it leaves a slight cooling feel with a cream I made that didn't work out to how I wanted it. But I'm not disappointed with it, you learn as you go mistakes and all. I don't want to recommend something if I'm still new to it. Please don't be offended.

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Yay! Palm-free stearic acid :)

So happy to see this offered as I couldn't find palm-free stearic acid at all previously - thank you!

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