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Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate
BTMS-50 Mass Balance a cationic emulsifier and thickener featuring Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetyl Alcohol at a 50-50 ratio. Not only does it create medium-bodied emulsions, it makes a create conditioning agent for hair or skin.
BTMS helps condition hair in its wet stages, not only making it easier to comb when wet, but also improving the wet feel (how it feels when wet). It is also known to reduce frizz in hair.
Make skincare products? Don’t feel left out! BTMS is excellent in lotions and other skincare products as well.
Free from butylene glycol. Kosher. Halal.
BTMS-50 Mass Balance contains components, like cetyl alcohol, that are sourced from mass balance palm. Cetyl alcohol almost always comes from palm oil, as it is nearly impossible to source cetyl alcohol on a commercial scale from other plants. There is no producer that will guarantee cetyl alcohol comes from non-palm sources. Therefore, it is critical to use cetyl alcohol from mass balance palm certified sources as a step towards sustainable palm use.
Cetyl Alcohol is made from palm oil, as it undergoes a chemical reaction to release free fatty acids like palmitic acid. This mixture is distilled to separate palmitic acid, where it is converted to cetyl alcohol.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate is made by collecting rapeseed oil and extracting erucic acid. This undergoes hydrogenation and chemical reaction to become behentrimonium methosulfate.
|49 - 52%
|48 - 51%
Mass Balance Certified Palm Certificate 9-3148-19-100-00
Rapeseed Oil - Western Europe
Palm Oil - Indonesia
Manufactured in the United States
Plant (RSPO Palm, Rapeseed Oil)
O/W Emulsifier, Hair Conditioning Agent, Detangling, Skin Conditioning
Hair Conditioners, Masks, Conditioning Bars, Leave In Treatments, Lotions, Creamy Cleansers
|Rinse Off Conditioners
|2 - 10%
|Solid Conditioning Bars
|2 - 20%
|Leave In Conditioners
|2 - 6%
3 - 6
Works best in emulsions with an oil phase that’s 10-25% of the formulation.
For thicker products, consider adding more Cetyl Alcohol to increase viscosity.
Anionic (negatively charged) ingredients like Xanthan Gum
You can use two vessels or one! For two vessels, one is used for the water phase and the other for the oil premix. Heat both to 80ºC and add the oil into the water with rapid mixing for approximately 10 minutes before gently cooling. For one vessel, add BTMS-50 MB to the water, before adding your oils, so it acts as a bridge between both phases. Homogenization helps create better emulsions in both scenarios.
White / Fishy / Waxy Pellet
140ºF - 194ºF (60ºC - 90ºC)
50% Conditioning Material
0.79 Natural Origin Content
Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.
See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
|Stand Up Pouch
RSPO Palm Kernel Oil undergoes transesterification to liberate free fatty acids.
This mixture is distilled to separated palmitic acid, where it is converted to Cetyl Alcohol.
Separately, erucic acid is separated from rapeseed or canola oil, and is hydrogenated to form behenic acid.
Behenic Acid is reacted chemically to form the positively charged Behentrimonium Methosulfate.
Both ingredients are combined to form this duo emulsifier-stabilizer.
Broccoli Seed Oil takes this ordinary conditioner to the next level, leaving coarse hair feeling smooth and silky. BTMS-50 MB emulsifies and stabilizes this formula, which providing conditioning properties to hair.