Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Helpful Tip Tuesday

Good Alcohols

Cetyl Alcohol- This is a fatty alcohol that is derived from coconut and palm oils. Far from drying, this alcohol is actually an emollient (makes hair and skin softer).

Stearyl Alcohol- another fatty alcohol. It is nothing like ethanol, it is is actually a white solid and is insoluble in water. Stearyl alcohol is often used in conditioners and shampoos and acts as an emollient (softener).

Fatty alcohols provide an emollient effect, and bind water and oil to give our favorite conditioners their slip and creaminess.  Cetyl and/or Sterayl alcohols are present in most  of my favorite handmade  products.

Here's a list of good Alcohols:

Behenyl alcohol
Cetearyl alcohol
Cetyl alcohol
Isocetyl alcohol
Isostearyl alcohol
Lauryl alcohol
Myristyl alcohol
Stearyl alcohol
C30-50 Alcohols
Lanolin alcohol

1 comment:

  1. This is a helpful post. Thanks for the list, I will copy this to my memory notes on my smarthpohe.