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Allantoin

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Allantoin

INCI = Allantoin

Allantoin is a unique product that is used for skin protection. Allantoin is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. Allantoin is also used to hasten the growth of new, healthy tissue.

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Aloe Powder

INCI: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

Aloe Powder is back in our catalog after a long time away. This powder is mixed 200:1 (200 parts water with 1 part aloe powder).

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Arrowroot Powder

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INCI = Maranta Arundinacea Root

What is arrowroot? A food starch powder commonly used in body powders and deodorants. Arrowroot is an ideal alternative for talc in your favorite body powder recipes. Summer is always a time when sweat related rashes make all of us irritable, so powder away!

 

Cetyl Alcohol NF

INCI: Cetyl Alcohol

These waxy white bits (can be beads or flakes) are for making lotions. Use when you want a different emulsifier than our Emulsifying Wax or Conditioning Emulsifier. This product is for giving your lotion a thickening, conditioning, opacity and emollient flair. Use at a rate of 2 to 5% for emulsifying your lotions or creams. If the lotion or cream is not emulsifying completely, add stearic acid and possibly the regular emulsifying wax. This emulsifier is not as strong in the bonding department as our regular Emulsifying Wax. There are a lot of recipes out there for Cetyl Alcohol NF and we have had many requests for this item. Do expect a lighter lotion and a less strong water/oil bond when replacing Emulsifying Wax with Cetyl Alcohol.

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Citric Acid

INCI = Citric Acid

Citric acid is a must when making fizzing bath crystals. There is nothing more relaxing than getting ready for bath with an effervescent bath powder releasing a relaxing scent into the air. If you aren't sure how to make this simple bath salt mix then follow the recipe link for assistance and success. You'll love the results!





Conditioning Emulsifier

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Conditioning Emulsifier

INCI: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol

Small pastilles of conditioning emulsifier are used to make velvety lotions and creams. This emulsifier is sometimes referred to as BTMS. This emulsifier is excellent for hair and skin, emulsifies silicones, leaves a soft powdery feel, exceptionally mild and is non-irritating.

For lotions and similar products use 1 to 5%, for hair conditioners use 1 to 10%. We generally use about 3% in lotions and find the results fabulous. This is a replacement for emulsifying wax in our recipes. If you want a more viscous cream when making a 1:1 replacement of our regular emulsifying wax, consider increasing the amount of this emulsifier by 1 or 2% and making a new test batch.






Cyclomethicone

INCI: Cyclomethicone OR Cyclopentasiloxane

MMS continues to work hard for our customers and cyclomethicone is the perfect example. There are a ton of cyclomethicone varieties available and MMS has chosen one, specifically cyclopentasiloxane, as the variety that will best suit our cutomers.

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Dimethicone

INCI: Dimethicone

Dimethicone is also known as polydimethylsiloxane, or silicone oil. Silicone oils are derived from silica (quartz is a well known silica).

You are probably wondering what dimethicone can do for you. Check this list out!

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Emulsifying Wax

INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20

Emulsifying wax is used to make stable blends of oil and water. Our emulsifying wax is a synthetic blend of fatty alcohols. Use approximately 5% by weight. See the Recipes section for examples of how to use emulsifying wax.






Glycerin, Liquid (Vegetable Derived)

INCI = Glycerin

Our liquid glycerin is used for many craft items from preserving eucalyptus stems to making lotions and soaps. Our glycerin is cosmetic grade so you can rest assured your transparent soap is made from the best ingredients.

This is not a soap, it is an additive to make liquid or transparent soaps. If you need liquid soaps or transparent soap base please go to our Bases section.

Please note: this item is sold by weight. Do not be alarmed by any headspace in this bottle.




Hydrovance

INCI: Hydroxyethyl Urea

Imagine a lotion you rub on your legs BEFORE the shower. No gloss, smooth legs, no dry patches, no sticky feeling. Just gorgeous legs. Now shower. When walking out of the shower you dry those legs and find they still feel like a million bucks!

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Isopropyl Myristate

INCI: Isopropyl Myristate

Saponification Value: 208 mg KOH / g of Fat

This wonderful additive is used to reduce the greasy feeling in lotions and creams. IPM can also be used in lip balms and lotion bars.

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Measuring Scoops for Colorants

For visual aid the .15 cc is about the same size as half a pea, 1.25 cc is the same as 1/4 teaspoon. We generally keep a scoop with each colorant we have.




Polysorbate 20

INCI: Polysorbate 20

An emulsifier for body sprays, and more! We have had many requests to add polysorbates to our catalog and in LARGE sizes. Well, many asked and we heard!

Polysorbate 20 is most often used to emulsify oil in water mixtures, where additional viscosity is desired. If you are having trouble with your emulsions remaining stable then polysorbate 20 is a great option. Use where little foaming is desired.

1 gallon weighs approximately 9 lbs.

Derived from coconut oil.




Polysorbate 80

INCI: Polysorbate 80

An emulsifier for body sprays, and more! We have had many requests to add polysorbates to our catalog and in LARGE sizes. Well, many asked and we heard!

Polysorbate 80 is recommended for oil in water emulsions like creams and lotions. Choose this polysorbate when foaming or whipping is desired like whipped body creams or foaming soaps.

1 gallon weighs approximately 8.8 lbs

Derived from olive oil.




Sodium Lactate

INCI: Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is a natural humectant, moisturizer and pH regulator. For lotions replace the liquid glycerin with sodium lactate, in soaps use up to 1/2 ounce per lb of fats to harden the bar. Produced from renewable resources and completely biodegradable makes sodium lactate a better choice when moisturization is desired. Studies have shown sodium lactate to be a better short term and long term moisturizer than glycerin, our long loved friend. Try the tests for yourself. Make your favorite lotion twice, once with glycerin and once with sodium lactate. Apply the lotion to your leg or arm twice daily for 2 weeks. We are sure you will notice the difference. Sodium lactate is less sticky when compared to liquid glycerin so if you are trying to formulate to make a less sticky lotion use sodium lactate instead of glycerin. Sodium lactate 60% USP.

16 fl oz weigh approximately 1.4 lbs, 1 Gallon weighs approximately 10.85 lbs, 4 Gallons weigh approximately 43.4 lbs





Squalane

INCI: Squalane

Squalene is a naturally occuring substance found in human skin. It is a natural moisturizer and lubicator of the skin. Our squalane is a natural cousin to squalene and is derived from olives and is 100% vegetable in origin.

Squalane is used in lotions to help moisturize the skin without a greasy feeling. A clear, colorless and odorless liquid for all your lotions! Try mixing it with your smoothest lotions that have cyclomethicone, dimethicone or similar items. This is an extraordinary lotion ingredient for the non-greasy lotions in your future.

Recommended usage is between 1 and 10%.

The following are approximate weights of the sizes available: 4 fl oz is 3.56 oz wt, 8 fl oz is 7.10 oz wt, 16 fl oz is 14.51 oz wt, 1 gallon is 6.55 lbs.





Stearic Acid

INCI = Stearic Acid

Saponification Value: 206 mg KOH / g of Fat

Stearic acid is used to make a bar soap harder so it is very useful in all-vegetable oil recipes. It is also used as a thickener in creams and lotions.

Paraffin wax (for candles) with a low melt point is made harder with the addition of stearic acid.

Our stearic acid is cosmetic grade and is vegetable derived. We use 1/8 oz per lb of fats to make a harder bar soap. Stearic Acid has a melting point of approximately 156°F.