Zinc Ricinoleate Pearls

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Zinc Ricinoleate is an odour absorber in the form of pearl like form. Zinc Ricinoleate is a key ingredient in most deodorant formulations, as it traps and absorbs odour as well as easily emulsifies into oils and waxes. Biological biodegradability 99%

 How is it used?

Zinc Ricinoleate comes in the form of small pearl like form that can be easily melted down and incorporated into formulations. Melt down pellets during the oil, butter and wax phase of deodorant formulating. Then, if the recipe calls for emulsification, emulsify as usual.

Melting Point: 158ºF to 160ºF.

Raw material source: Castor oil and zinc

Popular Products That Use This Ingredient:
Solid Deodorant. Emulsion Type Deodorants.

INCI: Zinc Ricinoleate

Melt pellets with other components during the oil phase. Emulsify as usual. Typical use level is 1.5-3%. Melting point is 158ºF to 160ºF.

Points of Interest:
Zinc Ricinoleate chemically fixes odour molecules that are formed during the bacterial decomposition of perspiration. Melting point is 158ºF to 160ºF.
Physical Form: Ivory Pearls
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: USA
Storage: Room temperature. Airtight container.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: Two years from the manufacturing date.

Sample recipe from https://thethingswellmake.com/natural-homemade-deodorant-sensitive-skin/

  • 25g shea butter
  • 40 g sweet almond (can subst with apricot kernel or fractionated coconut oil)
  • 15g beeswax or vegan wax blend
  • 13 g zinc oxide
  • 2 g fullers earth
  • 2 g zinc ricinoleate
  • 5 grams diatomaceous earth food grade
  • 1/2tsp matcha
  • 10 drops vitamin E
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

Melt together the Shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, and zinc ricinoleate in a double boiler until the wax and zinc ricinoleate melt. Remove from the heat.

  • Add in the zinc oxide, matcha powder, diatomaceous earth, fullers earth, vitamin E drops, and essential oils, and whisk together well until the zinc oxide is well incorporated into the oils and wax.
  • While still warm, pour the mixture into deodorant containers. You can also pour it into tins, or pour any excess into storage containers, for applying the deodorant by hand.
  • Allow the mixture to cool off and set without disturbing it. Once it has set, you can use it immediately!
    • Matcha is optional for antioxidant/anti-inflammatory properties and a bit of colour. Charcoal powder can be used for absorbency
    • Use the essential oils of your choice for scent. (Or leave them out completely for unscented.)
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