Coconate fatty acid diethanolamide (DEA) is a non-ionic surfactant. DEA made by reacting the mixture of fatty acids from coconut oils with diethanolamine. It is a viscous liquid, is used as a foaming agent, softens the skin of the hands and is a good viscosity builder also has moisturizing effects. in bath products like shampoos and hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.