Stevia is a sweet, green herb that can be difficult to grow but does produce a sweetness that is said to be up to 200 times stronger than sugar. As such this is often added to lip balms and other formulations for around the mouth area that need a pleasant taste when incidentally ingested.
Use Level: Up to 1%.
To incorporate this into a lip balm: As this is water soluble it won't dissolve into oils but it may disperse. It can be emulsified into a lip balm with the help of a little lecithin (try 1:1 ratio) or, if you are pigmenting your lip product with mica or other minerals the stevia could adhere to their surface. Because of the low addition rate it should be able to be blended through inspite of its lack of solubility but some formulating tweaks may be required in some cases, especially where the lip product is more fluid in consistency.
Please Note: These products are for cosmetic use only and not to be consumed.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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