Short description of BTMS
A plant-derived product, emulsifier, and conditioner, composed of 75% Cetearyl alcohol (a derivative of coconut) and 25% behentrimonium methosulfate (a derivative of rapeseed oil). Solid white flakes with a light odor. An insoluble product which, however, disperses into water and oil. HLB value: 15. Oil-in-water emulsifier. pH: 5 to 7 (in a 2% solution).
INCI : Behentrimonium methosulfate, Cetearyl alcohol
BTMS is an incredibly efficient self-emulsifying wax as well as a quaternary conditioner, substantive to both hair and skin.
This white pellet, derived from natural Colza Oil, provides elegant cationic emulsions that tend to resist wash off, leaving a soft, powdery feel on the skin and imparting excellent detangling properties to hair conditioners.
Leaving skin with a lovely, silky, and powdery feel, BTMS is a must-have for luxury cosmetic formulations. This primary emulsifier doubles as an effective and lasting conditioner, an excellent cosmetic ingredient for skin care and hair care, imparting softness, smoothness, and lasting hydration. Working incredibly well in hair care formulations, BTMS leaves the hair with excellent spring and body, making it easier to comb through as a detangler.
As this emulsifier is incredibly mild, as it is known for, it is suitable to use in cosmetic formulations that are both rinse-off and leave-on, such as leave-in conditioners for hair. When used in formulae such as lotions or creams, BTMS can effectively be used as a stand-alone emulsification system, along with its ability to emulsify almost all silicones up to around 50%. Often added at the oil phase of a cosmetic formulation.
To make approx 100ml of hair conditioner… Boil your water first, weigh 95g of boiling water into a heat-proof jug. Add 5g of BTMS and mix thoroughly, ideally with a stick blender for 2 minutes. Leave to cool until it is below 45 C, then add any chosen fragrance or essential oil at max 1%, add your chosen preservative at recommended inclusion, leave to cool to room temperature, then bottle.
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