Emulsifying wax is a cosmetic emulsifying ingredient. The ingredient name is often followed by the initials NF, indicating that it conforms to the specifications of the National Formulary.



  • Used in the cosmetic industry.


  • It is mild, provides excellent stability, and is very easy to use. It can be used to make thick or thin emulsions, depending upon the concentration used.


  • The problem with Emulsifying Wax is that it’s not just one chemical, but a cocktail of many. And these chemicals aren’t required to be disclosed to the crafter or the end consumer. But I was able to track down the actual ingredients its made up of. It is typically a blend of:
    • Cetearyl Alcohol
    • Polysorbate 60
    • PEG-150 Stearate
    • Steareth-20


Unknown, please consult with your doctor.

Other names



Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsifying_wax

Lotioncrafter, http://www.lotioncrafter.com/emulsifying-wax-nf-lotioncrafter.html



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