used in cosmetic, PVC and other industrial applications, our range is very popular among our international clients. We offer stearic acid as per the requirements of our customers at industry leading prices. Stearic acid really isn't that terrible, but why use it when there are more natural alternatives? There are truly natural ingredients that do a better job and don't have the negative health and environmental consequences. Most of the natural companies say stearic acid is "made from coconut oil" but unless the product specifies, it's most likely animal-derived. Animal waste--the stuff that slaughterhouses can't use, the stuff that's not even good enough to make it in to hot dogs--are sent to places called rendering plants. Sometimes animal shelters will send euthanized dogs and cats to rendering plants as well. The dead carcasses and parts are separated meat from fat, bone from skin, and so on. The fat is then used to create cosmetic ingredients such as stearic acid.