You Are Here:  HomeThickeners -  Beeswax Yellow NF Pastilles

Beeswax Yellow NF Pastilles




Price: $3.95

QTY
Add to cart
Add to wish list
Beeswax Yellow NF Pastilles
Click image to view enlarged

Beeswax Yellow NF Pastilles
CAS#: 8006-40-4

Beeswax, considered to be among the earliest of raw materials used by man from the time of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, was used in many ways, not the least of which was in early medicament and cosmetics.

We're now offering Yellow Beeswax pastilles made here in the USA to the National Formulary standard. Their small pastille form make them extremely easy to work with.

Beeswax, by itself is not an emulsifier. When combined with Sodium Borate (aka Borax) in water, an emulsion can be made.  This is because borax dissolves in water and produces boric acid and sodium hydroxide.  The sodium hydroxide interacts with the cerotic acid in the beeswax (present at about 13%), neutralizing it and forming an anionic emulsifier called sodium cerotate and the boric acid acts to buffer the resulting emulsion.  This emulsifier makes the oil and water less likely to separate and the resulting cream more stable.

Steve Herman, in this article, gives some excellent information on beeswax and early cold creams, along with an understanding of the amount of borax typically needed to create these emulsions (not very much!).  As he notes "The theoretical amount of borax needed in the emulsion is the quantity required to neutralize free acids in beeswax.  The acid number of beeswax ranges from 17 - 24; so between 57.9 - 81.5mg of borax is required from 1 gram of beeswax. Borax is 5 - 7% of the weight of beeswax.  Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) or other bases may be used to neutralize the acids, but boric acid from borax buffers the system, reducing the effect of hydrolysis."

The amount of water in these formulations will determine the type of emulsion formed.  As Steve noted in the above article, a phase volume of 45% water was the critical point for determining the emulsion type: 

  • Less than 45% water = a water-in-oil emulsion
  • Greater than 45% water = an oil-in-water emulsion

Most beeswax/borax emulsions tend to be made with 45% or less water, making a water-in-oil emulsion.

While it is possible to make an "emulsion" with just beeswax, oils and water, heat and a great deal of mechanical high shear mixing, these resulting "emulsions" are not inherently stable and will tend to separate on standing, or when subjected to heat.  This is because they are solely mechanical emulsions rather than chemically based ones. Generally, they will not stand up to freeze/thaw stability testing (it will be noted that even beeswax/borax emulsions find this test difficult!).

Beeswax is also used in many anhydrous products where it thickens formulations, adds to binding strength and improves structure, oil retention, pay-off and mold release.

Applications
  • Lip balms and lotion bars
  • Emulsions (oil-in-water and water-in-oil)
  • Thickener for anhydrous, oil-based serums

Recommended Use Rates:  1 - 100%


Appearance: Yellow Pastilles
Odor: Neutral to wax-like
Acid Value: 17-24 mg KOH/g wax
Melting Point: 62 - 65°C (143.6 - 149.0°F)
Shelf Life: Retest 3 years from date of manufacture

Country of Origin:  USA


INCI:  US:  Beeswax
            EU:  Cera Flava

Shipping Information: HS Code 1521.90.0000

Here you will find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Technical Data Sheets. The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

Please note: You must have Acrobat Reader to view the files listed here. If necessary, the Acrobat Reader link will directed you to a page where it can be downloaded.

Technical Data

 
   

 

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Beeswax Yellow NF Pastilles SDS

 


Customers Also Bought


News
02-23-2018
Lotioncrafter's Office will be closing early today as we're in the midst of a major snowstorm. UPS shipments have departed and we're working to get as many mail shipments as possible out the door before we depart. Anything that is not shipped today will ship on Monday. We appreciate your understanding.

Previous news

Sign-up for our newsletter

Our Customers Say...
I cannot praise Jen Welch of Lotioncrafters enough for her superlative product offerings, stellar business ethic and truly exceptional customer service.

Orders are always very professionally packed and delivered with jaw dropping speed. She always includes some little surprise token of appreciation, which is usually something you wish you'd ordered!

She responds to all inquiries with lightening speed; generously shares her wealth of knowledge and expertise and really listens to requests for sourcing materials. In short, she's Absolutely Fabulous! I feel SO fortunate to have her as part of my trusted supply chain for nearly 10 years now.

Thanks Jen! Here's to the next 10 years!

Sincerely,
Susan Smith Laycock
Absolutely Fabulous Soap Company
Cottage Grove, OR
Susan Smith Laycock, (Absolutely Fabulous Soap Company)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So fast and brilliant service!
Amazing!
I'm your fan!
Ksenia

i am so happy to have found this site...i am into healthy hair care, and couldnt afford other sites products. i ordered the shea nilotica, and i am impressed. it was so smooth and creamy, not gritty like other shea butters i've used...wonderful site, and great prices...im recommending this site to all my friends...u have gotten yourself a lifetime customer...
sabrina j

LotionCrafter is hands-down the best DIY cosmetic ingredient supplier in the market! They were the first merchant I tried when I ventured into DIY formulating, and they still remain my favorite today! Absolutely no one can beat their superior inventory of products - difficult to find functionals, antioxidants, rare actives, emollients/humectants for every skin type, copycat formula recipes of prestige cosmetics, etc - and their prices are so affordable! I love that they offer smaller sizes to allow trial. I also find the "how-to" information/details they provide on each product to be extremely thorough and helpful (such a valuable thing for newbies like me). And the staff is always polite to respond via email with specific formulating/questions. Love love love!
Victor S

This was my first time ordering and was very impressed with everything. Excellent packaging, fast shipping to Canada and I also received a partial refund on my shipping charges. I was totally shocked. It is so rare to find such honest businesses today. I would definitely recommend and I will probablly be back if I am succesful at doing my own serums.
Elena Matera

View All Testimonials
Write Your Own Testimonial



Copyright © 2002-2018 Lotioncrafter® LLC. All Rights Reserved. 48 Hope Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245 Tel: 360-376-8008 Fax: 360-376-1409


HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.