Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax
What is Sunflower Wax?
Sunflower wax is a natural vegetable that can be used in various skincare, cosmetics, and haircare products. It serves as a sustainable and plant-based alternative to synthetic waxes, offering a range of benefits for both skin and hair. This wax is rich in essential fatty acids and is a reliable ingredient that offers stability in your formulations.
What are the benefits of using Sunflower Wax on your skin?
This wonderful wax is used in skincare products for its moisturizing properties and ability to form a protective barrier on the skin. It provides moisture-locking protection and a pleasant texture, making cosmetic products such as lip balms, creams and body butters firmer and more stable in consistency. It's rich in fatty acids, which can help nourish and soothe, making it an effective natural ingredient for maintaining skin health and promoting a smooth, soft texture.
What are the benefits of using Sunflower Wax on your hair?
Sunflower wax is beneficial in haircare products due to its emollient properties, which help to moisturize and condition the hair, promoting softness and shine. It also helps to retain moisture and prevent dryness and brittleness.
What does Sunflower Wax look like?
Supplied in wax pellet form, it is white in colour.
What does Sunflower Wax smell like?
Sunflower Seed Wax is odour-less.
How to use Sunflower Wax
A stable emollient wax, Sunflower Seed Wax can be used in lip care products, hair waxes, face masks, and even candles and car wax!
It’s a great carrier wax to blend with oils and essential oils and has a melting point of approximately 65C. A good stabilizer in oil-water solutions, it also acts as a strong protector agent.
History and origins of Sunflower Wax
Used in North and South America, where it originates, for centuries, this plant is a staple in cosmetics and food, and was first discovered as an oil from the plant in the early 18th century.
How is Sunflower Wax made?
Sunflower Seed Wax is produced via a chemical free hydrogenation process using the unsaponifiable matter of Sunflower oil, and is then pelletised.
Is Sunflower Wax suitable for vegans?