This simple formulation base yields clear sticks at up to 1% fragrance when a freshly produced, high quality grade of glycerin is utilized. Sodium Stearate OP-200V delivers a higher stick solidification (set) point than Sodium Stearate OP-100 V. Increased Spectrasolv® DMDA and fragrance levels reduce stick set point.

Sequence Trade Name INCI Name %
A   Glycerin 73.00
    Water (Aqua) (deionized) 17.50
    Triethanolamine 0.05
B SODIUM STEARATE OP-200V Sodium Stearate 6.50
C SPECTRASOLV® DMDA* Dimethyl Capramide 2.00
    Fragrance (Parfum) 1.00


1 To a vessel with appropriate mixing and handling capabilities add phase A, start mixing and heat to 80°C.
2 Add phase B and, when the batch is crystal clear and completely free of undissolved phase B, add phase C items.
3 When batch is again completely clear, correct for any water loss and commence very slow cooling.
4 Stop cooling at least 10°C above batch solidification point and fill product into containers.
5 NOTE: Triethanolamine is added to fully neutralize free fatty acid remaining in the sodium stearate.