Sodium Stearate Side Effects

Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid. This white solid is the most common soap. It is found in many types of solid deodorants, rubbers, latex paints, and inks. It is also a component of some food additives and food flavorings. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Sodium Stearate?

Sodium stearate is primarily used to make soap. It is mostly used to create soap bases, but it is also used to produce deodorants, latex paints, rubbers and inks, and to a lesser extent, food additives and flavorings.

Possible Side Effects of Sodium Stearate

Sodium stearate has a long history of safe use in personal care products. It is permitted for direct addition to food by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The side effects may: Irritability, Allergy, Itching, Stinging,Skin Irritation

GRAS Affirmation: Yes

Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sodium Stearate is considered safe.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Sodium Stearate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Stearate.



Related Research

1. Dissolution of a poorly water-soluble drug dry coated with magnesium and sodium stearate. [Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2012 Feb] Author: Tay T, Morton DA, Gengenbach TR, Stewart PJ.

2. Cation-controlled crystal growth of silver stearate: cryo-TEM investigation of lithium vs sodium stearate. [Langmuir. 2010 Feb 16] Author: Dong J, McCormick AV, Davis HT, Whitcomb DR.

3. Precipitation of different calcite crystal morphologies in the presence of sodium stearate. [J Colloid Interface Sci. 2009 Jan 1] Author: Ukrainczyk M, Kontrec J, Kralj D.

4. Comparative studies on additive effects of sodium dodecylbenzensulfonate and sodium stearate on uptake of chemicals by willow shiner (Gnathopogon caerulescens). [Comp Biochem Physiol C. 1987] Author: Nakanishi H, Tsuda T, Fukui S, Hirayama T.