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Any supplemental ingredient not forming the main base of a product is considered an additive. For example, in cold process soap, ingredients other than lye, water, and fats are additives. These additives are for use in soap, lotion, and cosmetics.

Baking Soda
Sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda is a natural particle that dissolves while cleansing the skin as a scrub or may be dissolved in bath water. It is a natural alkaline that neutralizes acids and washes away oils and dirt. Its natural pH balance leaves skin soft, silky, and smooth. It is useful in soaps, bath salts, and skin scrubs. When mixed 2:1 with citric acid, it generates the chemical reaction responsible for the fizz in bath fizzies. USP grade. 1 pound net weight.

Baking Soda
$2.50

Baking Soda

Bentonite Clay
Use bentonite clay powder as a fixative to prolong scent in soap and bath bombs. This cosmetic-grade bentonite clay meets the standards set by the National Formulary. 2 ounces net weight.
Instructions: Add 1 part bentonite clay per 4 parts fragrance or essential oils. Allow the bentonite to soak in liquid scent material for 1 minute, then add the bentonite-scent mixture to soap or bath bombs at up to 4%. Use bentonite clay in masks at up to 75% to remove excess oil from deep within pores.

Bentonite Clay
$3.00

Bentonite Clay

Citric Acid
Make a gentler soap by using citric acid to lower the pH of handmade soap. Citric acid is commonly extracted from citrus fruits and used to create the fizzing in bath bombs and the tart white powdery coating on sour gummy candies. Appears as an acidic dry powder. 2 ounces net weight.
Instructions: Dissolve 1 part citric acid in 4 parts distilled water. After the formation of soap crystals in cold process soap (trace) or after cooking hot process soap, add the citric acid-water mixture at up to 1% of the weight of the fats. A small amount is very effective and too much can alter the saponification reaction.

Citric Acid
$2.50

Citric Acid

Cyclomethicone
Performs fabulously in spray, aerosol, or roll-on dispensers. When used as a perfume base, cyclomethicone quickly evaporates leaving a silky feel to skin. When used as an additive in skincare formulas, it improves the skin's absorption of oils and leaves a non-greasy, silky soft feel. This cosmetic-grade cyclomethicone meets the standards set by the National Formulary. Clear liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: Soluble in oil not soluble in water. When used as a scent base for perfumes, add up to 5% fragrance oils or 3% essential oils.

Cyclomethicone
$2.50

Cyclomethicone

Emulsifying Wax
Cetearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20
This soft and silky emulsifying wax is used to bind oil and water together in formulations such as lotion, cream, or hair conditioner. Provides a powdery, soft, silky feel to lotion formulas. Lotions tend to have a very light, whipped appearance. Meets all FDA regulations for skin applications. White waxy flakes insoluble in water. 2 ounces net weight.
Instructions: Soluble in oil not soluble in water. When used to emulsify lotion, add 3-5%. When used to emulsify cream, add 10-15%.

Emulsifying Wax
$2.50

Emulsifying Wax

Germaben II
Propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, and propylparaben
This water-soluble liquid preservative is effective against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold. No restrictions on pH of formulation. Not for use in lip products. Clear liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: Add it to the water phase of skin care formulas at the rate of 0.5 to 1.0%. Add when formulation has cooled to 140 F or less.

Germaben II
$5.00

Germaben II

Germall Plus
Propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
This paraben-free, water-soluble liquid preservative has no known activators. It is effective against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and spores. No restrictions on pH of formulation. Not for use in lip products. Not for use in sprays or aerosols. Clear liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: Add it to the water phase of skin care formulas at the rate of 0.1 to 0.5%. Add when formulation has cooled to 122 F or less.

Germall Plus
$5.00

Germall Plus

Glycerin
Glycerin is a humectant (attracts & retains moisture) that absorbs moisture from the air and when diluted with water will actually soften dry skin. Products that will not dissolve in water will dissolve in glycerin, making glycerin a great choice for dispersing additives. Can be added to either water phase or oil phase. Natural vegetable source. USP grade. Clear viscous liquid. 1 pound net weight.
Instructions: Add it to the water phase of formulas at the rate of 1.0 to 3.0%.

Glycerin
$6.50

Glycerin

Honeyquat
Hydroxypropyltrimonium honey
This extract from natural honey has been found to destroy bacteria. It is a natural antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, is high in vitamin C, and promotes collagen formation in the skin. It is an excellent cleansing agent while improving skin texture and surface smoothness. Provides excellent hair shine. This product is water-based and easily incorporates into the water phase of lotions, soaps, and hair care products. It does not look or smell like honey. Has a mildly fishy flaxseed type scent. Clear amber liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: Add it to the water phase of formulas at the rate of 1.0 to 3.0%.

Honeyquat
$6.00

Honeyquat

Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)
This extract from natural rosemary is a powerful antioxidant, due to its 7% carnosic acid content. Although not a preservative and unable to prevent bacterial growth, this potent antioxidant will prolong the life of oils, prevent oils from oxidizing and turning brown, and will prevent the formation of dreaded orange spots (DOS) in cold process and hot process soap. Dark green viscous liquid. 1 fluid ounce.
Instructions: Add it to the oils used for making soap and cosmetics at the rate of 0.05%.

Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)
$6.50

Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)

Salt, Dead Sea Salt
Sea salt
This coarse salt comes from the Dead Sea. Unlike regular sodium salt, Dead Sea salt contains a vast assortment of salts, including salt of magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. 1 pound net weight.

Dead Sea Salt
$3.00

Dead Sea Salt

Salt, Dendritic Salt
Sodium chloride
Dendritic Salt is a very fine grain salt with a greater surface area than other salts. The greater surface area allows dendritic salt to hold twice the amount of fragrance or oil. Dendritic salt has much greater fragrance retention, dissolves more quickly in water, and clumps less than other salts. Cosmetic grade. 2 ounces net weight.

Dendritic Salt
$1.00

Dendritic Salt

Salt, Epsom Salt
Magnesium sulfate
Dissolved in a bath, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the body's levels of magnesium. Research has found magnesium increases energy by encouraging the production energy packets within the cells. Experts recommend soaking in Epsom salt at least three times a week to look better, feel better, and have more energy. Medical professionals recommend soaking in a bath of Epsom salt to reduce pain and inflammation associated with sprained or sore muscles. 1 pound net weight.

Epson Salt
$2.50

Epson Salt

Salt, European Spa Salt
Sea salt
This course salt is solar evaporated and harvested from the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Produced through solar evaporation in a region free of pollution with high evaporation rates. Thought to be the most responsibly harvested and purest salt in the world. 1 pound net weight.

European Spa Salt
$3.00

European Spa Salt

Stearic Acid
These vegan stearic fatty acid flakes are extracted from palm. It is a pure source of stearic fatty acid, C18 and is in the form of white waxy flakes. Stearic fatty acid produces a very hard, long lasting bar of soap. Used in melt and pour Soap to raise the melt point and to harden the bar. Used to thicken handmade lotions. Used in candle wax to raise the melt point and improve candle hardness. Cosmetic Grade. All Natural. Sustainably sourced. Add stearic fatty acid to soap recipes at the rate of 1% to 3% of the total fats. 4-ounce bag.

Stearic Acid
$4.00

Stearic Acid

Vanilla Stabilizer for Cold Process Soap
INCI: Fragrance
Color stabilizer for use with fragrance oils containing vanilla. Any quantity of vanilla, vanillin, or synthetic vanilla will cause cold process soap to turn brown. This vanilla stabilizer is designed to prevent discoloration and is formulated specifically for use in cold process soap. Clear liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: In a glass or plastic mixing container, add 1 part vanilla stabilizer to 2 parts fragrance oil. For fragrance oils with 10% vanilla content or more, use 1:1 ratio. Mix well and allow to set for 2 minutes. Do not store mixture of stabilizer and fragrance use within 15 minutes from mixing. Vanilla stabilizer will solidify below 68F. To liquefy, place bottle of vanilla stabilizer in warm water.

Vanilla Stabilizer
$6.50

Vanilla Stabilizer for Cold Process

Vanilla Stabilizer for Melt and Pour Soap
INCI: Fragrance
Color stabilizer for use with fragrance oils containing vanilla. Any quantity of vanilla, vanillin, or synthetic vanilla will cause melt and pour soap to turn brown. This vanilla stabilizer is designed to prevent discoloration and is formulated specifically for use in melt and pour soap. Clear liquid. 2 fluid ounces.
Instructions: In a glass or plastic mixing container, add 1 part vanilla stabilizer to 2 parts fragrance oil. For fragrance oils with 10% vanilla content or more, use 1:1 ratio. Mix well and allow to set for 2 minutes. Do not store mixture of stabilizer and fragrance use within 15 minutes from mixing. Vanilla stabilizer will solidify below 68F. To liquefy, place bottle of vanilla stabilizer in warm water.

Vanilla Stabilizer
$3.00

Vanilla Stabilizer for Melt and Pour

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