Vegetable emulsifying wax is not as natural as it sounds!
Emulsifying wax is a blend of various ingredients like Polysorbate 60 and Steareth-20. Stearyl alcohol is converted to Steareth-20 after being combined with ethylene oxide, known to be linked with cancer. Emulsifying wax may also contain Sodium Laurel Sulfate and
1,4-Dioxane, a solvent recognized by the EPA as a skin irritant and a probable human carcinogen.Emulsifying wax suppliers are not required to disclose the source of the waxes or exact ingredients.