Used in cosmetic formulations as a pH adjuster, buffering, deodorizing and abrasive agent, including natural household cleaner formulas. Combined with citric acid produce fizzing action therefore is suitable for making bath bombs.
A great additive in cosmetic formulations, as humectant and moisturizer, helping to strengthen the skin barrier. For bar soaps, it helps to produce a harder bar that lasts longer, have a better texture and it's easier to unmold and cut and reduces cracking.
A natural moisturizing factor (NMF) with high water absorbing properties, well-know as skin-penetration enhancer, humectant and hygroscopic. It delivers moisture to the hair and skin, and reduces static electricity.
Stearic acid occurs naturally in vegetable butters like shea or cocoa. It is used used to thicken and stabilize formulations. Used in a variety of products like lotion bars, creams, balms, salves, sticks, soaps and candles.