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
Unknown, please consult with your doctor.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsifying_wax