LipidThix™ is simply vegetable oil that has been hydrogenated to a powdered form. Soluble in oils, it is ideal for thickening oil soluble products and can be used in balms, butters, salves and scrubs. Creation of a butter such as avocado butter is as simple as melting 20% LipidThix™ with 80% avocado oil, mixing well and allowing it to cool. Firmness can be adjusted by varying the percentage of LipidThix™ added to the oil.
When working with LipidThix™, it is important to heat the oil and the LipidThix™ together until they are about 176°F (80°C) to make sure that the LipidThix™ is completely melted (even though it may look like it is). Otherwise, your product will be grainy. Make a sample formulation using a 20:80 ratio, as noted above and let it cool. Check the consistency of the resulting butter and if you need it firmer, increase the mixture to a 25:75 ratio, if you want it softer try a 15:85 ratio. Work with it until you get what you need. Each butter may require a slightly different ratio to achieve the consistency you want.
INCI: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Usage Rate: 1 - 35%
Appearance: White solid powder at 25°C
Approximate Required HLB: 3-5
Solubility: Soluble in Oil