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Zinc Ricinoleate Powder

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Zinc Ricinoleate powder formulates equal to the pearls. Follow the same usage rate. We are unable to procure the pearl form 

Zinc Ricinoleate powder is a white to off-white free flowing powder.  It is an odour absorber in the form of powder. Zinc Ricinoleate is a key ingredient in most natural deodorant formulations, as it traps and absorbs odour as well as easily emulsifies into oils and waxes.

However, it is not an antiperspirant and does not have any antimicrobial properties and so will not interfere with the skin's natural microbial flora.

Odour: Is characteristic of any fatty acid ester and will not affect the end formulation.

Usage:1.5 - 3% added to oil phase 
Solubility: Oil soluble
Melting Point: 80 to 106ºC

PH:  (in 1% sol) 6.71

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

INCI: Zinc Ricinoleate

CAS # 13040-19-2


Directions:
Melt powder with other components during the oil phase. Emulsify as usual. Typical use level is 1.5-3%. 

Points of Interest:
Zinc Ricinoleate chemically fixes odour molecules that are formed during the bacterial decomposition of perspiration.

Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: USA
Storage: Room temperature. Airtight container in dark
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.

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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