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Sodium Stearate OP-200V

INCI Name: Sodium Stearate
Product Code: 0633
CAS #: 822-16-2
EINECS: 212-490-5
Brand: OP™

Sodium Stearate OP-200V is a vegetable-based sodium stearate, consisting primarily of the sodium salts of saturated C16 and C18 fatty acids, but also including a defined proportion of C20 and C22 fatty acids to increase the melt point and decrease the payout of hydroglycolic sticks made with it. Sodium Stearate OP-200V may find application as a gelling agent for deodorant and fragrance sticks, as a structurant for vegetable-based bar soaps, and as a viscosifier or emulsion stabilizer for other aqueous-based personal care products. Originally designed for propylene glycol-based deodorant sticks, it remains the preferred grade of sodium stearate for nonalcoholic sticks.  Typical use levels: underarm deodorants: 4 – 8%; bar soaps: 5 – 20%; emulsion stabilization: 0.5 – 1.5%.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Gelling Agent (aqueous)
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Thickener (aqueous)
Appearance Free flowing white to cream-colored powder
Odor Mild fatty aroma
Particle Size (% through 100 mesh) 40
Ash (%, as Sodium Carbonate) 17
Free Fatty Acids (%) 0.75
Free Alkalinity (%) Nil
Water [Moisture] (%) 1.5
C14 (%) 2
C16 (%) 27
C18 (%) 35
C-20 & C-22 (%) 36
Insoluble In
  • Aromatic Solvents
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Mineral Oil
  • Oleic Acid
  • Vegetable Oil
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Glycols
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Water (hot)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: The CIR Expert Panel found Sodium Stearate to be safe as used at levels of up to 25%. See J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 1(2): 143-77 (1982)
  • Bag - 50lbs
  • Supersack - 1100lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • China
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Bar Soaps
  • Acid neutralizer
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Deodorants
  • Fragrances


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Deodorant Stick BaseGlobalGAN6-97C-M1

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