Can beeswax emulsify water and oil?
There is nothing wrong with blending together different oils, waters and beeswax for DIY recipes (as long as you correctly and safely preserve your blend). However, these types of products are not emulsions because beeswax is not an emulsifier.
Can I use beeswax and emulsifying wax together?
No! Emulsifying wax can only be replaced with an emulsifier. Beeswax is in no way an emulsifier. One can add borax to beeswax to make an emulsion, but then there will only be 1:1 ratio of water to oils, making for a greasy lotion.
Does beeswax work as an emulsifier?
We find beeswax to work as a natural emulsifier and is a more natural and unprocessed alternative to self emulsifying waxes, which can be used to create really delicate creams and lotions that absorb nicely into the skin and boast a lot of skin benefits.
Can I mix water with beeswax?
Beeswax doesn’t emulsify by itself. Instead, it needs to be combined with water and other ingredients. The mixture is then heated until the desired consistency is reached. Typically, beeswax cosmetic products come from specialty companies or stores and can be quite expensive.
Can a lecithin liquid be used as an emulsion?
Lecithin Liquid. Lecithin Liquid is a phospholipid* emulsifier suited to water in oil, or oil in water, emulsions depending on temperature and ratio. One of the characteristics of Lecithin is it’s suitability to both oil and water, making it an ideal choice for a variety of emulsion applications.
Can You emulsify with beeswax and lecithin?
This is however disputable, there are people swearing that they can emulsify with beeswax or lecithin only, but I didn’t find any real guidelines or experiment showing how much of both gives what result in what kind of emulsion (does it work in W/O, or only O/W emulsions?, what ratio…?)
How much olivewax to add to lecithin liquid?
For optimal stability try incorporating BeesWax or OliveWax equal to half of the amount of Lecithin Liquid. As a general rule, use higher amounts of Lecithin Liquid when you have a higher water ratio. Aprox.
How to dissolve lecithin granules in cold cream?
Lecithin as an emulsifier – part I, how to dissolve lecithin granules. In general, using beeswax alone works mainly for water in oil emulsions, creating very rich and oil creams – the protective type. To this category belong cold cream which is done using beeswax only.