INCI

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Wax

What It Does

Green Tea Wax is soft, creamy wax with a medium-low melting point. Its name is a bit of a misnomer in that it functions less like a wax in formulations and more like an emollient. Green Tea Wax is excellent for reducing transepidermal water loss on skin. In formulations, it has good oil-binding capacity and adds the perfect creaminess at less than 3% use. Bonus - we love the aromatherapy benefits the wax offers, as well as the light green color it imparts in balms.

How It's Made

When green tea leaves undergo supercritical CO₂ extraction to remove caffeine from the leaves, the crude wax protecting the leaves is simultaneously removed and collected.

Certifications
Upcycled
Upcycled
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Wax


Geographical Origin

Sourced in East Asia / Refined in Germany


People and Planet

Upcycled from green tea production
Completely Biodegradable


Function

Emollient, Make Formulas More Creamy


Use Level

0.5 - 3.0%


Types of Formulas

Creams, Lotions, Balms


Appearance

Dark Olive, Grainy Wax with Green Tea Odor


Solubility

Oils, Butters, Waxes


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place


Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.



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CO2 Extraction
CO2 Extraction

Green tea leaves undergo supercritical CO2 extraction during the decaffeination process. Crude wax, a waste product, is collected.

Refinement
Refinement

Crude wax undergoes refinement to isolate the pure wax from leaves and other plant debris.

Filtration
Filtration

The refined wax is further purified through filtration.

WHY IT'S SPECIAL

"Green Tea Wax has brought my mind so much peace and calm due to the light green tea scent it imparts to formulations. It's my go-to emollient for when I'm practicing mindfulness."

- Valerie

Make It Yours
slices of green tea wax cleansing balm
Green Tea Cleansing Balm

Cleanse your skin and calm the senses with this gentle cleansing balm featuring zen-inducing Green Tea Wax, gentle cleansing Shea Butter Surfactant, and emollient Squalane.

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Double boiler
Scale
Thermometer
2 oz. container

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 50 grams or 1.7 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Squalane 34.0%  17.0 g
2 Organic Jojoba Oil 9.0%  4.5 g
3 Organic Glycerin 35.0%  17.5 g
4 Green Tea Wax 1.0%  0.5 g
5 Natural Emulsifier 68 14.0%  7.0 g
6 Shea Butter Surfactant 6.0%  3.0 g
7 Preservative PE 1.0%  0.5 g
TOTAL 100%  50.0 g

Prepare a double boiler with water in the bottom pan and add ingredients 1-5 to the top pan. Begin heating the mixture to 150ºF with light stirring. Gently stir the mixture until all the solids are dissolved and the mixture looks homogenous.

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to naturally cool while stirring. Add ingredient 6. Once the temperature reaches 120ºF, stir in ingredient 7. Continue cooling to 95ºF and transfer to desired container.

INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Shea Butteramidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.

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