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Color: White to cream
Synonyms: Sorbitan, monooctadecanoate, Sorbitan Monostearate; Anhydrosorbitol Stearate, D-Glucitol, Sorbitan
Uses: Sorbitan Stearate is used as a surfactant, binder and humectant and prevents dehydration in the skin with its fatty acids. It is able to give skin a velvety feel. It is used in ointments, creams, lotions, and makeup. It is an emulsifier of essential oils in lotions and creams. It is used as a stabilizer and thickening agent in emulsions. Recommended usage level is from 1-3 %.
Combine the jojoba oil, shea butter and sorbitan stearate into a jar. Add the vitamin E acetate oil and the isoteryol lactylate mix. Heat the water to the boiling point and then pour it over the ingredients in the jar. Cover tightly with a lid and wrap the jar in a towel. Shake this mixture for 1 minute. Continue to occasionally shake until the temperature of the mixture has cooled to 80 F. Add in the Germaben II, lemon juice and a fragrance of your choice if desired. Shake vigorously. Pour the cream into clean containers and let it sit overnight so that it can thicken and become spreadable.
In a heat safe jar pour the sweet almond oil. Add in the isoteroyl lactylate and the vitamin E acetate oil. Place this jar in a small pot that has enough water to resemble a double boiler. Heat the mixture until it is uniformly 140 F. Transfer the mixture to a storage jar. It is now ready for future use.
Natural: Sorbitan Stearate is derived from vegetable sources. It a an ester of stearic acid and is skin compatible.
Soluble in hot water and in ethyl acetae and mineral oil.
Shelf Life: 2 years or longer if stored properly.
Storage Directions: Store in a dry, cool area in tightly sealed containers.
Cautions: For external use only.
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