Why is Panthenol powder so expensive now?

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  1. Apr 12, 2019 #1

    SoapOfTheNorth

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    I use to buy dl-Panthenol powder from Saffire Blue. For $38 I’d get 580 grams. It goes a long way. They don’t have it anymore. I found it on makingcosmetics.com but the same volume is $125 plus duty and shipping. Is there some kind of shortage?
     
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    Don't know about that but I use silk protein powder from NDA. It's expensive but not that expensive and it goes a long way.
     
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    @SoapOfTheNorth, it's $39.95 per lb on Lotioncrafter. Not sure about their shipping rates to Canada but might be worth a try.
    ETA: Panthenol, not silk.
     
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    I think Lotioncrafter is a Canadian based company. I could be wrong and to lazy to look...;)
     
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    Do you need 20 ounces of the powder. Brambleberry.com and Save On Citric have DL-Panthenol in 1 oz and 4 oz sizes.
     
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    I've purchased it from Ingredients to Die For, and just checked to see what their prices were. Not only have they gone up quite a bit, but they also posted a message stating, "Alert: Worldwide shortage continues and is ongoing. Quantities will be limited to one item. We apologize for the inconvenience."

    http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/DL_Panthenol_100/173

    Interesting.

    I use it in my hair conditioner recipe in spite of the fact many esteemed members of the Chemist's Corner forum find it to be an unnecessary "fluff" ingredient. With the latest price increase, the frugal side of me says it may be time to take what they are saying to heart. :rolleyes:
     
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    It's a US company that's in close proximity to Canada.


    IrishLass :)
     
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    I think DL-Pathenol is one of the ingredients affected by the BASF fire 2 years ago.
     
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    Yes I've recently learned there's a 'shortage' due to huge demand in China .. not sure how true that is.
     

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