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Beeswax in emulsions

I have seen moisturizers with beeswax in them that appear as creamy.  The manufacturer claims there is no solvents in in the product, but I am curious how they get the beeswax to say in liquid form without some sort of solvent as beeswax gets very hard in its natural state.  Is there another method to keeping it in liquid-like form?


  • Emulsions made with beeswax used to be quite common. Beeswax contains acids that can be reacted with borax to self-emulsify. No solvents are required if you heat the beeswax to melt it before mixing. 
  • Interesting!  I am guessing citric acid or something is used to adjust the pH.  I would suspect borax to be very alkaline.
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