Cetyl Alcohol (co-emulsifier)


100g- kraft resealable bag

INCI: Cetyl alcohol

Use: up to 6% concentration

Cetyl alcohol is a fatty acid derived from vegetable fat. It is hydrating and gentle on the skin. It is used as a co-emulsifier and thickener in creams and lotions, which means it helps emulsifying wax mix water and oil together. It helps stimulate foam, so it is widely used in conditioners.

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Basic Solid Conditioner Recipe

For about 100g (1 large muffin pan):

  • 50g of BTMS
  • 5g of cetyl alcohol
  • 15g of your favorite butter (coconut, mango, shea)
  • 30g of your favorite oil (sunflower, olive, …)
  • If desired, 1g of essential oils (our favorites: orange, lavender, cedar and rosemary).


  • Scale accurate to 0.1g of preferences (or 1g)
  • 1 bain-marie
  • a spatula to mix and scrape the bottom of the pan.
  • a silicone mold

Manual :

  1. In the double boiler, melt the BTMS, cetyl alcohol and butter.
  2. Mix and add the oil. Mix well until the mixture is well melted.
  3. Add your essential oils and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into your mold and wait for it to cool.

Happy creation!

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