Cetostearyl alcohol is derived from Cetyl and Stearyl alcohol. Cetyl alcohol is a multi-purpose raw material. Each and every product from detergent to cosmetics needs cetyl alcohol as it works as a carrier for other ingredients in the product. It is also used as a thickener in most products.
Mint oil and its derivative menthol is widely used as flavouring ingredient for various products such as tooth paste, dental cream, cough syrups, confectionery, pan masala, chewing gums and in pain relieving preparations. The important mint producing regions in India are in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
It is used to absorb extra water and maintain moisture in certain medicines, cosmetics, or food products. It is a solvent for food colors and flavors, and in the paint and plastics industries. Propylene glycol is also used to create artificial smoke or fog used in fire-fighting training and in theatrical productions.
Glycerol, also known as glycerine or propane-1,2,3-triol, is a chemical which has a multitude of uses in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries. Crude glycerol obtained from the biodiesel plant consists of glycerol, water, organic and inorganic salts, soap, alcohol, traces of glycerides and vegetable colour.