Can you recommend a good all-natural emulsifying wax?

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narnia

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I am totally new to all this. I have yet to make my first batch of lotion! I have all the ingredients except for the ewax. I have read that some are all natural botanically based and some are not.

I am confused about polawax. One vendor told me that it was all-natural and plant-bassed, but I have read on Amazon that it has Cetearyl Alcohol/Ceteareth 20 and I am reading that it is toxic.

http://thechalkboardmag.com/toxic-tuesday-ingredient-focus-ceteareth-20
 

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The Herbarie has several different plant-based emulsifiers: http://www.theherbarie.com/Emulsifiers-Complete-for-Creams-and-Lotions/

Also- Susan Barclay's blog Point of Interest is a font of really good lotion-making info. She has several entries dealing with emulsifiers and how to substitute for different ones. You can start with this entry, then click on 'Newer Post' at the bottom of each page to go through her series on emulsifiers: http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/2014/04/weekend-wonderings-whats-in-polawax.html


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