Description: Also called tetradecanoic acid, myristic acid is a fractionated saturated fatty acid that occurs naturally in certain fats and oils including nutmeg butter, coconut oil, and palm oil. Nutmeg, palm oil and coconut oil contain high levels of myristic acid. It is widely used as raw material in the production of emulsifiers, anionic & nonionic surfactants, ester & flavors. White crystalline solid.
Partly soluble in water. Soluble organic solvents such as ethanol, DMSO, and acetates.
- Used primarily as a surfactant, cleansing and thickening agent
- Has good emulsifying and opacifying properties
- Provides some thickening effects
Use: Add to oil-phase of formula or in phase with surfactants. Typical use level 0.5-10%. For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of personal care products including soaps, cleansing creams, lotions, hair conditioners, shaving products.
Ingredients: Myristic acid