Stearic acid is used as a releasing agent in the production of automobile tires, softeners for textile sizing, and in grease and other lubricants.
In cosmetics, stearic acid is used as a stabilizer for lotions, deodorants, and creams. It provides binding and thickening properties on the products that makes the products stick smoothly to the skin and have extended shelf life.
Stearic acid is used in numerous food products. It is used in the production of shortenings, margarines, spreads, and butters. It is also used in the production of chewing gums.
Stearic Acid (flakes)
One of the most commonly known uses of stearic acid is in the manufacture of candles. It is used as a hardener and strengthener for candles.