Buy Cetearyl Alcohol Online | Aromantic

Cetearyl Alcohol



What does this mean?

Looking for larger quanities? Click here

Minimum Shelf life:

Inci:Cetearyl Alcohol

An effective co-emulsifier that adds texture and richness to creams and lotions whilst smoothing and softening the skin, keeping it well hydrated.


Cetearyl alcohol comes as white, waxy, solid granules or flakes with no odour. It is a co-emulsifier and stabiliser used in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions. It is made up of a mixture of fatty alcohols from plant origin (palm kernel), consisting mainly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols and is classified as a fatty alcohol.
Cetearyl Alcohol Standard Version
This product is 100% plant based Cetearyl Alcohol consisting of approximately 30% C16 alcohols and 70% C18 alcohols. This version is not currently listed on our COSMOS approved ACS Schedule for COSMOS approved non organic ingredients, however, the specs are similar to the COSMOS approved version. It is non GMO, not tested on animals and suitable for Vegans. The country of origin is India.
Cetearyl Alcohol COSMOS Approved Version
This Cetearyl Alcohol is listed on our COSMOS approved ACS Schedule for non organic ingredients, which means it is approved for use in COSMOS certified products. It consists of a minimum of 60% C18 alcohols and a minimum of 23% C16 alcohols. The country of origin is India. It is non gmo and 100% plant based Cetearyl Alcohol.
Many different versions are also animal sourced even when declared as vegetable origin. We have undertaken extensive work to ensure that ours are of 100% plant origin.
Saponification Value (mgKOH/g): 1.2 maximum
Acid Value (mgKOH/g): 0.1 maximum.
Chain Length Distribution
C14:0 and lower: 5 % maximum
C16:0: 25 – 35 %
C18:0: 65 – 75 %
C20:0 and higher: 2 % maximum
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Cetearyl Alcohol are: Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Foam Boosting, Opacifying, Surfactant, Viscosity Controlling
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.


Use in formulations at 0.5% to 2%. Above this level, it can start to feel heavy on the skin as well as having a whitening or “soaping” effect.
Oil soluble so cannot be used in water-only products. Add to Stage 1 when making creams and lotions. Usually, it will be combined with other emulsifiers like VE Emulsifier and MF Emulsifier.
Skin Care
Use in dry skin creams to help slow down TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) whilst enriching the texture. It gives a good glide to the finished cream. Softens and smooths rough and dry skin, so it is excellent in gardeners hand creams and foot creams.
Hair Care
Add to other emulsifiers to use in hair conditioners. It adds texture without leaving the hair feeling heavy. It helps the product to rinse out more easily.


Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Cetearyl Alcohol:


Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
  • VE Emulsifier
  • combination
  • wonders
  • purchases
01 December 2023
Stella SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Cetyl alcohol has been my go-to fatty alcohol, so I'm looking forward to trying cetearyl alcohol for the first time.

15 September 2022
Eva S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Making face creams

In combination with VE emulsifier just works wonders, easy to use

15 September 2022

Aromantic UK

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback. The Aromantic Team

A Aromantic UK Customer
26 May 2022
Edith R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Great products-. Really useful, easy to obtain!

Whenever I want to formulate a skin cream for myself, my go to first codec is Aromantic! I can rely on the products being top of the range, and I know they will come really quickly, if not immediately, like my fairy godmother's wand quick! And, I love the play on words of the name!!

31 May 2022

Aromantic UK

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. The Aromantic Team

10 May 2021
Karen H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great products

Great product blended well in formulation.

07 November 2020
Alexandra S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good company to work with

I will definitely be purchases again.