# Best way to dissolve/emulsify beeswax and carnauba wax in water-based solution

What I can use to dissolve beeswax and carnauba wax and keep it in an aqueous solution? I do not want to use ethanol or acetone as they are too harsh.

I am adding about $\pu{5\%}$ wax to a $\pu{16oz}$ aqueous solution that also has some oil in it. I need to stop it from coagulating and be fine enough or in solution to pass through the nozzle of a spray bottle without clogging it ?

• Well, you'd need proper emulsifier and right mixing procedure. – Mithoron Aug 23 '17 at 22:24
• Thanks Mithoron, how do I identify the emulsifier and establish the mixing procedure? Do you think vegetable oil might work ? – stuart cripps Aug 23 '17 at 22:48
• No, and I have a feeling that you need to learn a lot do it. One google search and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsifying_wax pops up. You should have tried searching before asking. – Mithoron Aug 23 '17 at 23:30
• I stand corrected. No excuse for lazyness! I'm not a chemist or student simply trying to find a solution (excuse the pun) and thought this might be a good forum for that – stuart cripps Aug 23 '17 at 23:39
• Well, we can help you to some extent, but if you'd knew more before asking question could be better. This link may be useful and maybe someone working with cosmetics winds-up.. who knows.. It's not like we can do entire part of project for you though ;) – Mithoron Aug 23 '17 at 23:46