An emulsifier is the ingredient which binds the water and oil in a cream or lotion together. Most emaulsifying waxes also thicken the cream or lotion.
Different producers of emulsifying wax make it out of differing ingredients, such as borax, polysorbate-60, hydrogenated castor oil cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20 and more. Some emulsifyers are synthetically produced, some are derived from animals and some from plants.
THE EMULSIGYING WAX I USE IS DERIVED FROM PLANT ONLY.
It is made up of two ingredients:
CETEARYL ALCOHOL - A white, waxy solid, usually in flake form, is a mild vegetable emulsifier, skin softener, conditioner and thickener. It has no known toxicity. Also known as cetyl stearyl alcohol or emulsifying wax, this is a fatty acid chain derived from certified sustainable palm oil to which an alcohol has been added.
CETEARETH-20 - An emulsifier which is stable over a wide pH range. It is also used as a conditioner and detoxifier. It has excellent all-round compatibility and is considered to be non toxic.This is derived from certified sustainable palm oil or coconut oil.