This powdery substance is derived from plant oils, although it also occurs naturally in the human body. It is safe for consumption and is commonly added as a preservative to bread and pastries. In our formulations, it is combined with Cetearyl Alcohol and Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate. The three ingredients work together to keep our cosmetic preparations stable and prevent the oil and water ingredients from separating. This emulsifier is certified for use in organic products.