Chart of Required HLB Values in Oils and Waxes

Required Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) in Oils and Waxes

 

OILRHLB Value ± 1
Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil7
Almond Oil NF6
Anhydrous Lanolin USP10
Apricot Kernel Oil7
Argan Oil11
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)7
Babassu Oil8
Beeswax12
Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis)7
Brazil Nut Oil8
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate13
Calendula Oil6
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil7
Candelilla wax14
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride5
Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus Carota Sativa)6
Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis)14
Ceresin8
Cetearyl Alcohol15.5
Cetyl Alcohol15.5
Cetyl Esters10
Cetyl Palmitate10
Coconut Oil8
Cranberry Seed Oil7
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract6
Diisopropyl Adipate9
Dimethicone5
Dog Rose Hips Oil (Rosa Canina)7
Emu Oil8
Evening Primrose Oil7
Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera)7
Hazelnut Oil7
Hybrid Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius)9
Isopropyl Myristate11.5
Isopropyl Palmitate11.5
Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis)6.5
Lanolin10
Macadamia Nut Oil (Ternifolia)7
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter8
Mineral Oil10.5
Myristyl Myristate8.5
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)7
Oryza Sativa Oil (Rice Bran)7
Palm Oil/Palm Kernel Flakes8
Peanut Oil NF6
Petrolatum7
Pomegranate Seed Oil7
Pumpkin Seed Oil8
PPG-15 Stearyl Ether7
Retinyl Palmitate6
Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius)8
Sesame Oil (Sesamum Indicum)7
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)8
Soybean Oil (Glycine Soja)7
Stearic Acid15
Stearyl Alcohol15.5
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annus)7
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)7
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter6
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)6