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Cetyl Alcohol
Cetyl Alcohol


 

Product Code: CTYL-CT


16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$6.40]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$28.00]
720 oz Net Wt - 45 lbs [$138.00]

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Cetyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol which is derived from a fat source. It does not behave like a 'real alcohol' like ethanol and is not drying to the skin. Fatty alcohols are derived from coconut oil and palm oil. Cetyl alcohol is made by heating coconut oil with a strong base like Sodium hydroxide (Lye). This process is the same process used to make soap (saponification). The differences between cetyl, stearyl and cetostearyl alcohol Cetyl and Stearyl alcohol are very little. Stearyl alcohol is a slightly longer version of cetyl alcohol having two additional carbons (Cetyl has 16 carbons while Stearyl has 18). Cetostearyl alcohol is simply a combination of cetyl and stearyl alcohol.

Cetyl alcohol, also known as 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol, is a solid organic compound and a member of the alcohol class of compounds. At room temperature, cetyl alcohol takes the form of a waxy white solid or flakes. It belongs to the group of fatty alcohols.

Cosmetic Uses: Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetic industry as a surfactant in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions.

It is a very effective thickener that helps form extremely stable emulsions in water-in-oil (full moisturizer) and oil-in-water (oil-free lotion) preparations.

May be used in conjunction with emulsifying wax.




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Great! February 8, 2018
Reviewer: Pinky Myung from Richmond, TX United States  


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Great! August 31, 2017
Reviewer: Sia from Northern CA  
We formulated our lotions for "Giveaways" utilising this and they came out GREAT!

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Great March 5, 2014
Reviewer: Tasia Ashton from River Falls, WI United States  
New to this ingredient - can't wait to test it out!

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