Melting Behentrimonium Choloride

MissCMissC Member
I am currently making a Hair Conditioner. I am using Behentrimonium Choloride. I attempted to melt the Behentrimonium Choloride in the oil phase in a microwave. However, it just foamed up a lot. My question is, should Behentrimonium be melted in the oil phase or the water phase? I appreciate your help

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  • In a microwave?!
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  • MissCMissC Member
    What is the best method would you recommend to melt it?
  • MissCMissC Member
    JonahRay. Sorry I am new to this
  • You are lucky it didn't explode! Behentrimonium chloride is oil soluble. Melt it in the oil phase on a water bath.
  • Never use a microwave for making personal care products. Get a thermometer as well. You shouldn't overheat certain ingredients. Behentrimonium will melt around 65-70C and your water phase should be the same temperature.
  • MissCMissC Member
    Thank you so much ngarayeva001. Will give it a try
  • What is in your formula?
  • @MissC If you are just doing this at home with little to no equipment, boil some water in a kettle and do a 'double broiler' situation to warm up your phases.
    Cosmetic Product Development
    Sussex Research Laboratories Inc.
    www.sussex-research.com
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Answering your ORIGINAL question, Miss C, BHTC should be melted in the water phase, with mixing, while at 90C or so. Just keep mixing until melted and dispersed, add whatever oils, then cool slowly to RT. I do not recommend adding it to oil phase.
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