Titanium Dioxide Oil
10/23/23 The manufacturer has discontinued this product. We have identified an alternate product which is considered a very close switchout. When the new product arrives (approximately mid November), we will begin selling that product under this product page. We will announce the switch over at that time.
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Oil dispersible white pigment.
Titanium Dioxide is a very common mineral used to whiten cosmetics, soaps, toiletries, etc.
All of our Titanium Dioxides are ANATASE
There are two basic types: water dispersible and oil dispersible. As you might guess, the first type blends easily into water and the second into oil.
What makes Titanium Dioxide one type or the other? The difference lies in the amount of salts and minerals in the product. More salt makes the pigment work better in the water phase of a product. Less salt makes it more tolerant of oil phases.
When choosing which to use, here are some things to consider:
For loose powders, you may prefer oil dispersible (if the skin is not oily) as it will not take water out of the air like water dispersible, and therefore it will keep your product flowing better. If you are formulating for oily skin, however, consider using the water-dispersible type Titanium Dioxide. If you are making products with an oil phase (lotion, salt scrubs), use the oil dispersible. For Melt & Pour soapmaking we recommend the water dispersible. For Cold process, either type will work.
California Residents:'Warning: This product contains titanium dioxide which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or reproductive harm. Once the powder is incorporated into a liquid or solid base it can no longer be inhaled and therefore falls off the warning list. For more information go to'www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Warning: this product may contain trace chemicals (<10ppm Lead (Pb); <2ppm Arsenic (As); and <2ppm Mercury (Hg) listed by the State of California under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) as being known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The level of such chemicals complies with all Federal requirements under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for safety and effectiveness.