Stearic Acid (vegetable source). 2 ounces.
Used to harden wax, creating an opaque appearance. Use stearic with pillar/votive wax to make gel wax embeds. 1 TBSP to 16 oz of wax.
Stearic acid is also added to soap to make it harder, and allows it to last longer. Add approximately 1 Tablespoon stearic acid per pound of soap.
Can also be used up to 3% in lotions/creams to thicken them.