Zinc Ricinoleate

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Zinc Ricinoleate is an odour absorber in the form of wax-like pellets. 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.

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 Pellets
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: One year 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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