World's Worst Chemist Needs YOUR Help! - Pomade Formulation
Hey all. Clark here. Love this forum + the info you all share. Thought I would ask you all for some much needed help. I am an amature who failed out of high school AND university chemistry - ironically now trying to formulate a product. Life seems to work that way.... My product is a men's original pomade. It is made with all natural ingredients. I am cooking in my mother's kitchen without fancy lab equipment. Here is where I'm at:
OILS: (Grapeseed, Almond, Sunflower, Safflower, Coconut, Olive, lanolin, Castor, jojoba, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride (Fractioned coconut oil).
WAXES: Soy wax, Beeswax (white pellets and whole yellow)
MISC: stearic acid / emulsifying wax (plant based Cetostearyl alcohol, and Ethoxylated Sorbitan Ester) / PEG-40 / borax.
2oz. batch: ONE (this is the closest i've gotten to what I want)
Hydrogenated Castor Oil (PEG 40) _____65___%
Soy Wax _____15___%
Jojoba Oil _____5__%
- doesn't seem thick enough
- too malleable / "PEG-40" like.
- my pomade feels like room temp butter. I want it to handle closer like refrigerated butter.
- oil residue / run off after 10 seconds on hands. Would like the whole pomade to stay together more.
- Anything stand out to you off the top of your head? Am I missing a key ingredient?
- Would you use PEG-40 as the main ingredient?
- Is there a thickener I can use to give my pomade a better universal consistency?
- If you could formulate your own natural men's pomade(with any ingredients I've listed) how would you do it?
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading!