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    Does anyone here use illipe in place of beeswax? I have a hard time washing products that have beeswax in them out of my hair. I was wondering if illipe is a hard enough butter(or if there are any others) that serve as a good replacement for beeswax.

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    I know there is something that u can add to oils to make them butters.. i'm not sure if that will give you the hardness your looking for.

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    Hmmm. What about soy wax, or jojoba wax. Just thinking that it seems like you need something that is going to do a good job of emulsifying the product. I've used illipe as a sub, but not for the beeswax.

    Or, try it and see if the product will emulsify at all without the wax and just the butter.

    HTH.

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    I have not used Illipe. Kokum butter is very hard (harder than cocoa butter) and suitable for hair products.

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    I should clarify ... I was thinking of making the substitution for the hardness and thickening that beeswax offers. I don't need the emulifying properties. (or maybe emulisfying and thinkcness comes hand in hand, I don't know).

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    I would not use it as a replacement for beeswax.

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    it won't hold the product together if there is water in it or a hgher ratio of oil to water. Other things you can use besides beeswax is emulsifying wax or my personal favorite, stearic acid. Also there are some recipes that use borax (the same one you can buy at the supermarket) as an emulsifying agent.

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    what is there is no water in the formulation, just oils. Is there a replacement for beeswax that will give me the same thickening and hardness properties?

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    Try carnauba wax, candelilla wax or kokum butter.

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