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Great cosmetic additives are hard to find and we carry only the best for your soapmaking, soap, lotion making and cosmetic formulations! Popular offerings on this L to P page include: Lanolin, Lemon Powder, Luffa Powder, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Olive Pomace, Olive Squalene, Orange Powder, Palm Kernel Flakes, Palm Oil, Polysorbate and Pumice.

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Crafter's Choice™ Palm Oil - No Stir
Our "No-Stir" Palm Shortening is made from 100% Palm Oil. This oil has a reduced fatty acid content so that it is more stable and has a thick, luxurious texture.  It can be easily scooped for measuring. When melted it returns to thick texture and does not separate. Ideal for handmade cosmetic formulations. Use in soap, lotion and whipped butter. Sustainability sourced with membership in RSPO.

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 103ºF





Crafter's Choice™ Olive Oil - Pomace
Olive Oil - Pomace is a great product to use in skincare formulations. Production begins by blending the fruit into a paste. Droplets are then pressed from the paste. Remaining paste is called pomace. Use in you handmade soap recipes!





Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF
Formerly known as Optiphen Plus. Ashland Chemical is the manufacturer and owner of the trademark Optiphen Plus. We have received legal notice that small suppliers may no longer use the brand name of the product. Therefore on 11/20/2017 we have changed the product name as they have requested.

Use this paraben free preservative in lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner scrubs and sprays.Effective at pH levels below 6.0. Highly effective broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. No formaldehyde donors. Compatible with most raw materials. Contains sorbic acid which offers protection for anti-fungal and anti-mold activity.





Preservative - Water Soluble PF
Formerly known as Germall Plus Liquid. Ashland Chemical is the manufacturer and owner of the trademark Germall Plus Liquid. We have received legal notice that small suppliers may no longer use the brand name of the product. Therefore on 11/20/2017 we have changed the product name as they have requested.

Excellent broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. No known inactivators. Compatible with virtually all cosmetic ingredients. Good for water based formulas including lotion, body butter, hair care products and scrubs. Not to be used in aerosols. Thick consistency.





Crafter's Choice™ Mango Butter - Refined
Mango Butter is extracted from the fruit kernels of the mango tree. Pure Mango Butter is thought to exhibit excellent moisturizing properties while countering the drying effects of bar soaps and cleansers! Use Mango Butter in homemade sugar scrubs, lotion bars, soap, cuticle cream and more!

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 86ºF





Crafter's Choice™ Oatmeal - Colloidal
Colloidal Oatmeal creates a barrier against the skin when used in skincare products. The hydrated granules of oatmeal adhere to the surface of the skin and provide a film attracting humidity and reducing friction. This product is great for sensitive or irritated skin. Use in soaps, oatmeal baths, face masks and lotions!





Crafter's Choice™ Palm Kernel Flakes - 102º Melt
Palm Kernel Flakes is an oil in a solid flake form. Commonly used up to 15% in cold and hot process soap making recipes because it boosts lather. Palm Kernel Flakes typically speed up trace in CP Soap. Use this oil in wax tarts and wickless candles, too!

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 102ºF





Olivem 1000
Olivem® 1000 is an olive-based emulsifier that adds a deeply moisturizing effect to skin and hair care products. Use in lotions, face masks, hair masks, conditioners, and more!





Crafter's Choice™ Olive Oil - Refined A
Refined A Olive Oil is a great oil to add to your soap recipes because it it makes the skin feel soft and moisturized. Refined from defective virgin olives. These defects are eliminated after refining. High in oleic acid. This Olive Oil can be used to make soap, lotion, wax tarts and more!





Crafter's Choice™ Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80 is a solubilizer, emulsifier, wetting agent, viscosity modifier, dispersing agent, and stabilizer. Use in bath fizzies, milk bath, bath melts, furniture polish and more.





Crafter's Choice™ Palm Oil
Palm oil is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the Vitamin E family. Popular in cold and hot process soap making because it produces a big, fluffy lather. Our natural Palm Oil tends to turn a deep orange color when melted.

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 105ºF





Crafter's Choice™ Polysorbate 20
Poly Sorbate 20 allows fragrance and essential oils to bind with water based products. Depending on your formula, your end product may be cloudy. Can be used in body wash, shampoo, hair spritz, room spray and more!





Crafter's Choice™ Magnesium Hydroxide Powder
Magnesium Hydroxide is used as an additive in formulations and acts as an absorbent or as a pH adjuster. It is a fine, white and odorless powder. Magnesium Hydroxide is soluble in oil and slightly soluble in water.





Crafter's Choice™ Menthol Crystals
Menthol Crystals are colorless prismatic crystals derived from steam distilled peppermint oil. They give a fresh, cool and tingling sensation to lotions, creams, ointments and balms. Menthol crystals dissolve in oil and alcohol bases only. These can be used in shower steamers, foot soak, scrubs and balms.

IFRA Maximum Skin Exposure Levels: (Use Calculator)
Baby Lotion: 100.00% Soap: 5.00% Deodorant: 100.00%
Face Cream: 100.00% Lip: 100.00% Perfume: 100.00%

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Crafter's Choice™ Polyquaternium 10
Polyquaternium 10 is an excellent conditioner and thickener. Use it in your hair care products to improve the appearance and feel of hair and increase curl retention! Also great for skin care products.





Crafter's Choice™ Pink Sea Salt - Fine
Fine Pink Sea Salt is mined from the Himalayan Mountains. It is very popular in cosmetics due to its natural pink color. The extra small grain size is ideal for bath salts, and can also be used as an ingredient in soaps, lotions, and exfoliating salt scrubs.





Crafter's Choice™ Lanolin Butter
Lanolin is extracted from sheep's wool. Our product is pure anhydrous lanolin and is used as an emollient in skincare products. This is commonly used in lotions, lip balm, creams and hair conditioners.

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 110ºF





Crafter's Choice™ Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
All Natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil is thought to be good for skin care and soap. This oil has not undergone any processing other than washing, decanting, and filtering. Use this Olive Oil to create Castille Soap and more!





Leucidal Liquid SF MAX
Leucidal Liquid SF MAX is a broad spectrum probiotic preservative. It has tightened specifications for due to the optimization of the fermentation process. The results is a higher preservation success rate. This preservative adds skin and hair conditioning properties. Use with AMTicide Coconut for added protection against yeast and mold.

Interesting Facts:
Paraben Free. Formaldehyde Free.
Manufacturing Temperatures: No Higher than 158ºF
Formula pH: Best Between pH 3 and pH 8, below 6 preferred





Crafter's Choice™ Oat Hydrolysate PF
Our Oat Hydrolysate PF, preserved with all natural leucidal liquid, is a perfect way to add superior moisturizing benefits to your favorite hair and skin formulations. Oat protein is very soothing and the Oat hydrolysate is an effective way to increase conditioning properties of a product for use on dry skin.
Oat Hydrolysate PF can be added to moisturizers, cleansers and serums. Oat Hydrolysate PF can also be added to shampoos and conditioners to create a silky smooth feeling on hair.





Crafter's Choice™ Pumice Powder
Pumice is a natural exfoliant which is made up of volcanic ash! The fine particle size of this pumice powder provides exfoliation properties and color variation in products. Enhance bars of soap or scrubs with this cosmetic pumice powder.

Mesh size is 80-200. Grade is 0-1/2.





Crafter's Choice™ Palm Butter
Palm Butter is made from Natural Palm Oil made with non-hydrogenated stearin fraction of palm fat that is solid at room temperature. Considered to have an extraordinarily high level of tocopherols, 40 to 50 times stronger in oxidative stability. Thought to assist with moisturizing the skin after exposure to sun, Use Palm Oil in soap, lotion and more!

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 127ºF





Crafter's Choice™ Luffa Powder - Natural
All natural soft, fine Luffa Powder makes for a great exfoliant. Our luffa is ground to a soft powder so the size and shape of product is unlikely to damage sensitive skin. Add to bars of soap for a sand-like look and a natural exfoliant! Also works great in scrubs.





Crafter's Choice™ Lavender Water Essential Hydrosol
The scent of lavender is used to freshen and calm. Use Lavender Water Essential Hydrosol as a calming and balancing spray or add to homemade cosmetics! This lovely hydrosol can be infused in lotions, soap, facial products, linen sprays and more.





Crafter's Choice™ Lavender Buds - Premium Botanical
Natural Lavender Buds provide lavender fragrance and a beautiful purple color to handmade cosmetics! They are a great natural additive in soaps, lotion bars, bath teas, bath salts and bath fizzies!





Crafter's Choice™ Polyquaternium 7
Polyquaternium 7 Polyquaternium 7 liquid is an excellent additive for hair and skin products to provide softness and conditioning without excessive build-ups. light hair conditioning and compatibility enhancing properties to hair without excessive build up. Perfect for use in shampoo, shower gels, and leave-in hair conditioners. Compatible with most surfactant systems. Skin care applications include shaving creams, lotions, deodorants and more.





Crafter's Choice™ Lauryl Glucoside
Lauryl Glucoside (Plantaren® 1200 UP)  is a biodegradable surfactant. Often used as a primary or a co-surfactant in soaps, shampoos, shower gels and bubble bath formulations where mildness is desired.
When used in conjunction with difficult-to-thicken surfactants, it enhances viscosity and increases foam volume in low-foaming formulations. Research applications before use.





Crafter's Choice™ PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Our PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a multifunctional ingredient that serves as a surfactant, solubilizer, emulsifier, emollient, cleansing agent, and fragrance enhancer when incorporated into formulations for cosmetics or personal care products.





Preservative - Phenonip
Phenonip is a preservative that is intended to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in your handmade products. Insoluble in Water. Most commonly used in salt and sugar scrubs as well as lotion bars.





Crafter's Choice™ Potassium Hydroxide Flakes
Our Potassium Hydroxide, sometimes called potash or lye, is food grade. It is commonly used to made high quality, handmade liquid soap.





Crafter's Choice™ Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil provides good emolliency without being overly greasy. It is absorbed quickly and leaves a lighter feel than many other oils! Use We use Meadowfoam Seed Oil in whipped butters, lotion bars and beard oil!





Crafter's Choice™ Pink Sea Salt - Medium
Pink Sea Salt is mined from ancient sea deposits in the Himalayan Mountains and varies in color from white to dark pink granular crystals. The medium grain size is ideal for bath soaks, pedicure soaks, and manicure soaks. The pink crystals can also be used in bath teas, scrubs and in aromatherapy.

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