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Cetyl Alcohol

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About This Product

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl alcohol is a non-drying 100% natural, vegetable-derived fatty alcohol. It is used as an emollient, emulsifier, carrying agent and thickener in many cosmetic and personal care products.

Cetyl alcohol thickens and adds body to blends as well as improves slip. In lotions with smaller oil phases, it adds body without added weight, and in anhydrous products it makes them silkier.

Cetyl Alcohol is well known to condition and soften hair and skin, so is also added to products to enhance their moisturising properties.


  • Lotions
  • Moisturizers & creams
  • Sunscreens
  • Shampoos & conditioners
  • Hair removal creams
  • Hair mousse
  • Hair dyes
  • Mascaras
  • Lipsticks
  • Cleansers, and many more!


  • As an emulsifier, it helps to bind and keep product ingredients from separating.
  • It provides products with better spreadability.
  • As a thickening agent and surfactant, it helps to increase the viscosity (thickness) of the product.
  • can also increase the foaming capacity.
  • Cetyl alcohol gives a beautiful, silky finish to your products.

Shipping Information

Free Shipping for Orders Over $200.00 

We offer free shipping on all orders over $200, shipped within Australia ONLY!  

Due to the nature of some products being classified as Dangerous Goods for shipping purposes, we do not offer express shipping. These products have to be shipped by road and therefore can’t be shipped express or overseas. 

Shipping within Australia 

Wholistic Body Treats (WBT) has accounts with several major freight companies. We will arrange freight depending on the size, weight and Dangerous Good classification of your order. We will ship goods using WBT’s nominated service provider. We are not able to use any customer-provided courier services. 

Estimated Shipping Time 

Due to unforeseen weather events, the estimated shipping time-frames listed below may change without prior notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these times. 

Delivery time-frames are based on metro areas. Shipping times may increase outside of these areas. 

Orders containing Dangerous Goods may take longer to deliver as they require Road Transport and additional freight procedures. 

Every order comes with a tracking number that allows you to keep an eye on your delivery.  

 Service   Delivery speed   Coverage 

Parcel Post

Same state: 2-4 business days

 Interstate: 3-7 business days1 


1 While we (Australia Post) endeavour to meet this timetable, the actual delivery speed will depend on where in each state/territory the item is being posted from/to, and the level of congestion in our delivery network at the relevant time. All delivery times are based on the number of business days items take to arrive following the day of posting. 

 Shipping Cost 

Shipping is automatically calculated at the checkout depending on the weight and size of your order. 

You can calculate the estimated freight cost in your shopping cart once your items have been added if you wish to check the cost before continuing through to the checkout. 

Please check your shipping address is correct. Returned orders due to incorrect addresses provided will incur a re-delivery charge to re-ship the order. Please refer to our Returns policy for more information. 

Other Names: Palmitic alcohol
INCI: Cetyl alcohol
Appearance: White pellets or beads
Aroma: Faint, perhaps a bit fat-like
CAS NO: 36653-85-4
Solubility: Oil soluble – Add to the oil phase of your product
Approx. melting point: 49oC (120oF)
HLB: 15.5
Usage level is: 1–30% (lower amounts are typically for emulsions, and higher amounts are typically for anhydrous products)
Note: It can crystallize and/or settle out in thinner anhydrous products
Absorbency speed: Fast

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