C10-18 Triglycerides

What It is

Enjoy improved emollience and protective film-forming benefits with Butter Pearls in your formulation. Butter Pearls is a sustainable rheology modifier derived from the non-edible fraction of olives, which are leftover from olive oil production. These eco-friendly pearls are an effective oil phase gelling agent for any choice of oil. What are our favorite ways to use Butter Pearls?

- With 2.5%, you can add texture to any emulsion for improved aesthetics and stability.

- With 5%, thicken creams.

- With 20%, turn any oil into a balm by combining 20% Butter Pearls melted into 80% of your favorite oil!

How It's Made

Non-edible portions of pressed olive fruit leftover after olive oil production are separated and processed to leave fractions of palmitic and stearic acid, which make up Butter Pearls.

Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
People and Planet
People and Planet
C10-18 Triglycerides

People and Planet

Completely Biodegradable
Upcycled from leftover, non-edible waste from olive oil production

Geographical Origin


Ingredient Origin



Thickener, Emollient, Oil Gelling

Types of Formulas

Lotions, balms, ointments, heavy creams, sticks

Use Level

0.50 - 30%

Color / Odor / Appearance

White to Off White / Slightly Fatty / Pastille


Oils, Butters, Waxes

Melting Point

113 - 131°F

Percent Active


Natural Index ISO 16128


Fatty Acid Profile

C16:0 Palmitic Acid
C18:0 Stearic Acid
70 - 78%
20 - 28%


Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.

Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

Why It's Special

What other ingredient can turn your favorite oil into a soft and silky balm?

That's why we call this ingredient Butter Pearls.

Make It Yours
Blue Tansy Balm

This three ingredient balm couldn't be any easier to make. Simply add your favorite oil, Butter Pearls, and Blue Tansy essential oil together, heat and cool - no stirring needed! We chose our sugarcane-derived Squalane for this recipe because we love how natural it feels on our skin.

Microwave Safe Vessel

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 60 grams or 2 ounces.

1 Squalane 79.8%  47.88 g
2 Butter Pearls 20.0%  12.00 g
3 Blue Tansy Essential Oil 0.2%  0.12 g
TOTAL 100%  60.0 g

Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized, and that everything is completely dry before proceeding.

Add ingredients 1 and 2 to the microwave safe vessel. Slowly heat until nearly all of the Butter Pearls are dissolved. We heated this for 1 minute, 15 seconds. Carefully remove the vessel from the microwave and gently stir to dissolve the remaining Butter Pearls. Add Blue Tansy Essential Oil. Pour into desired jar and cool rapidly by placing the jar into the refrigerator

INGREDIENTS: Squalane, C10-18 Triglycerides, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil

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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