100% organic lecithin is a natural lipid that occurs in most living cells. It consists of phospholipids of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, glycolipids, and triglycerides. It acts as a skin conditioning agent, emulsifier and thickener for cosmetic products. HLB value approximately 4 (gives water-in-oil emulsions).
It is a safe and natural product. No solvents other than water have been used in the Lecithins extraction process. The lecithin is non-hydrogenated and is free from transfatty acids. For external use only. Biodegradable.
Appearance: Golden to amber brown in colour. A thick, viscous liquid that looks similar to honey and maple syrup.
Odour: Mild. Characteristic.
Solubility: Soluble in oils, partly soluble in alcohols, slightly dispersible in water.
Usage: 3% to 20% added to the oil stage of formulations.
Benefits: Good emulsifier & disperser; excellent water binding ability (prevents moisture loss); emollient; anti-sticking & refatting properties; controls viscosity.
Applications: Milks; lotions; creams; ointments; body washes; shampoos; conditioners; sun care & after sun products; body butter and make-up products.
Storage: Lecithin should be stored between 5-38 degrees Celsius. Avoid excessive exposure to light and moisture.
Other: Prior to use, you may wish to pre-heat the lecithin portion of the formula to 60 degrees Celsius before adding to the oil phase when formulating. This will enhance the flow and workability of the lecithin.
Caution : This product may have a high microbial burden hence preservation of any product containing Soya Lecithin is strongly recommended. Also keep in mind that lecithin can reduce the activity of some preservative systems so when using lecithin in a water and oil containing formula we always recommend a Preservative Efficacy Test.
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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