Hello, I am trying hard to formulate a sulfate free shampoo with a specific function. I have years of experience with sulfate based shampoo's - but this is really testing me!
This will be aimed at professional dog groomers. It is a concentrated product to be diluted with water immediately before use.
Once the below formula is made and left to settle, I am seeing slight cloudiness through some of the samples. There is also Ph fluctuation of over 5%. I think I've balanced it, but an hour later it has crept up in alkalinity. I am stirring by hand.
Could somebody please review the recipe and method and give me an idea of what might be happening. Thank you.
Lauryl glucoside 60%
Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside 10%
Organic Aloe Powder x 200 0.07%
Hydrolysed Wheat Protein Powder 0.1%
Green Tea Extract 0.1%
Procide 2 1%
1.5% Essential Oils
COLD MIX METHOD
Combine caprylyl glucoside with essential oils and slow stir
for 15 minutes. Add Lauryl glucoside and heat until just melted. Add
TegoBetaine and stir.
Add phase 2 ingredients and stir until homogenized
Add citric acid to desired Ph (6.5)