Olivem 1000
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Olivem 1000
Olivem 1000
Olivem 1000
Olivem 1000
Rs. 215.00

Olivem 1000

Size 25g

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Olivem1000 (also called olive emulsifying wax) is a complete, self-thickening, natural, plant-derived emulsifying wax for creating oil-in-water emulsions. It is a naturally derived emulsifier which is obtained from Olive oil. It is 100% plant based, made from olive oil and has fatty acid composition which resembles skin.

It is a PEG-free Oil in Water (O/W) emulsifier and has excellent anti-aging and anti-redness properties.


Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate


Thin, flat white flakes.

Solubility Soluble in oil, Alcohol (Ethanol), Glycerine, Propylene, water (hot)
Usage rate

The recommended usage of 2–8% depends on your desired viscosity.

  • Serums, Milk and Lotions: 2-4%
  • Mid-weight creams – 5-6%
  • Richer body products – upto 8%

Results will vary depending on other ingredients used in formulation. Emulsions reach their final viscosity on the next day. You can add 0.3% xanthan gum to increase stability of low viscosity emulsions.

Applications All kinds of cosmetics requiring emulsification as after sun skin care, daily wear sun care, eye area color cosmetics, facial cleansers, facial color cosmetics, facial skin care, hair conditioners, hand & body care, nail care, self-tanners
How to Work with It Melt it into your heated oil phase; it needs to be heated to incorporate. It works to emulsify at 20–25% of the oil phase.


It is typically recommended to include stabilizers in your formula, like 0.2% xanthan gum, or 1–2% of a thickener/stabilizer like olive wax or Glyceryl Stearate. I don’t always do this and haven’t had any issues.

Scent Nothing much
Approximate Melting Point 70°C (158°F)
Solubility Oil
Charge  Non-ionic
Why do we use it in formulations?

In lotions and creams it functions as an all-in-one emulsifier as well as contributing thickening. I find emulsions made with Olivem 1000 tend to be thicker than emulsions made with Polawax or Emulsifying Wax NF.

In cleansing oils and balms it creates products that self-emulsify on contact with water. It also brings the “cleansing” element as Olivem 1000 is made up of molecules that have an oil-loving and a water-loving end; the oil-loving end grabs the oil on your skin, and the water-loving end grabs the water you are washing with to rinse away easily.

Alternatives & Substitutions
  • MONTANOV 68 (INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Glucoside) will work, though we found it soaps even more enthusiastically than Olivem 1000 does.
  • For a non-natural alternative, you could use Emulsifying Wax NF.
  • You cannot use a solubilizer, like Polysorbate 80, in place of Olivem 1000.
  • You cannot use a true wax, like beeswax, in place of Olivem 1000.
Do you need it? No, but if you want a “natural” emulsifying wax Olivem 1000 is likely the one can choose.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks The manufacturer recommends high-shear blending until the emulsion is formed, and then slower mixing throughout cooling.
  • Biodegradable
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based