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Salicylic Acid Powder

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About This Product

Salicylic Acid is a restricted active ingredient with a maximum usage rate of 2% in leave-on products and 3% in rinse-off products such as shampoos. 

Salicylic Acid also known as BHA (beta hydroxy acid) may help to exfoliate the skin and decongest pores, smooth textural irregularities, and uneven skin tone.

Typical use level 0.5-3%. Most often, it is added to the water phase of formulas but it is only slightly soluble in water. If used at concentrations higher than 2%, octyldodecanol or propylene glycol should be used as a solvent. Salicylic acid can be added in powder form to a finished cream or lotion without dissolving it first in water or a solvent.


  • Ability to cause skin cells to slough off
  • Helps to facilitate new skin cell growth
  • Help unclog pores

Recommended concentration For Cosmetic Applications:

  • Leave on product and rinse off skin care product: 0.05 – 2.0%
  • Rinse off hair care product: 0.1 – 3.0%

Special instructions

  • Always measure the pH value of your formulation after adding salicylic acid, as salicylic acid can significantly lower the pH of your formula. A pH lower than 3.5 should be avoided as skin irritations can occur.
  • Always wear gloves, eye protection, and a mask when working with salicylic acid.

SAFE WORKING: Eye protection should be worn when using this material as it is an eye irritant. If the eyes are splashed they should be rinsed with plenty of water to dilute the impact of the acid. Avoid breathing in the vapours as they can also be irritating to mucous membranes, we do advise using this in a well-ventilated space. The material is also corrosive so please avoid direct contact with the skin and again, if splashed, rinse well with water.

Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which is current at the time of supply of the product.

The information provided is for educational purposes only. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose or use.

Wholistic Body Treats shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from the use of or reliance upon this information

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. 

Common Name: Salicylic acid, Beta hydroxy acid (BHA)
INCI: Salicylic acid
Appearance: White crystalline powder. 99% active
Aroma: Odourless
CAS NO: 69-72-7
Water: about 0.2% at 20oC, about 1.7% at 75oC (by adding about 5% of sodium phosphate or another neutral salt, the solubility of salicylic acid in water is increased to about 1.8%).
Alcohol (ethanol): about 14% in pure ethanol, about 0.5% in 20% ethanol.
Propylene glycol/propanediol 1,3: about 3-6%.
Glycerin: about 1.6%.
Octyldodecanol: about 15-20%
(Source: Making Cosmetics)
Important: Wear a mask, eye protection, and gloves when working with pure salicylic acid.
Colour change:  In some situations, metal ions (specifically iron) and ingredients in your formula may react with the Salicylic Acid to leave a slightly pinky tone to your formulation.
pH:  2.4
Recommended usage level: 0.5-2%
Note: Salicylic acid, shouldn’t be used in products for children & babies.

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