How To Choose Cosmetic Oils, Butters and Waxes

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Oils, butters and waxes have the most impact on how a cosmetic formula feels when it is applied, as well as its shelf life. Different cosmetic oils, butters and waxes can also boost your marketing story and product performance, so making the right choices can really enhance your cosmetic formula.

So – how do you choose between all the different cosmetic oils, butters and waxes available, and how do you know which ones are truly natural? Do you know how to add different oils, butters and waxes to formulas – which ones should be heated and which must not? Do you know how much oil, butter or wax will suit a cosmetic formula, or when they may not be suitable?

Learn about 50+ different plant oils and butters, natural waxes, naturally derived esters and even silicones, as well as how much should be used and how they should be added to different types of cosmetic formulas. Make confident oil, butter and wax selections, enrol now!


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Price: US$60

What you get:

  • Video lecture guiding you through the different types of cosmetic oils, butters and waxes
  • Detailed lecture guidance explaining the difference oils, butters and waxes with an emphasis on natural choices
  • Oil, butter and wax summary table with notes on how to make selections and how much should be used
  • How to choose oils, butters and waxes for balms, lotions, creams, gels and cleansing products.

This workshop is designed for home-crafters starting out. If you have never formulated before, please take part in the Beginners Cosmetic Science workshop series first, or

Learn professional training on stability testing and quality control, with the Certificate in Cosmetic Quality & Stability.

For professional cosmetic formulation training, please study the Certificate in Advanced Hair FormulationsCertificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science or,

 become a Cosmetic Chemist: study the Diploma of Personal Care Formulation.

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