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Is Beeswax and Borax enough to emulsify?

Posted on October 3, 2009 at 2:24 PM

This question was asked because I am using a combination of several emulsifyiers in my products.

Yes, beeswax and borax alone are enough, however, the cream may come out a bit "stalky" depending on how much beeswax you used. Also, beeswax alone is unstable so make sure you use it with borax.

It is a personal preference of mine to use a combination of beeswax & borax, vegetable emulsifying wax, xanthan gum, and a tiny amount of stearic acid. I find that all together make a wonderful emulsion and the cream comes out perfect.

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Reply Lavenora
2:07 PM on April 30, 2012 
Hello Dorly,

thank you for your question!

The ratio for the Thickener/Wax/Emulsifying Combination is 10%. So the ratio depends on your other ingredients. Without knowing how much base oils and water you are using, it is less than easy for me to tell you an exact amount thus I am going to refer you to the different recipes I've posted:

I usually use a little more vegetable emulsifying wax than I do beeswax/borax.

Hope this helps :)
Reply Dorly
1:23 PM on April 30, 2012 
Hi!! I like your blog... your tips are very useful.
I have some problems with lotions stability and I like your advice about using a combination of beeswax, borax, emulsifying wax, xanthan gum and stearic acid. Could you please tell me the ratio of that combination?
Thanks a lot for the info.

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