Hello I'm Johnb. I'm very old but have considerable experience in our industry having worked for Unilever, Paterson Zochonis and was Chief Chemist at a French Perfumery House for more than ten years- that's after initially working ten years in scientific research for the UK government. Old, maybe, but my brain still works (even if the body is a bit decrepit) and I hope to be able to make some useful contribution to the group. My expertise is in deodorants and antiperspirants, fragrances, skincare and small molecule topical pharmaceuticals. I have also worked in a number of other areas that involve fragrances including I&I, air fresheners and so on.
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Hello Johnb,I have a challenge in getting my liquid dish washing soap thickened. My ingredients areSodium HydroxideLABSSLESNaClPerfumePreservativeHow & what can l do to get it thickened withouy been clouded i.e maintain clarity.Best regards alwaysJanuary 23
Dear Johnb,In the past you answered a very comprehensive answer to a simple question that I asked, so I turn to you personally and I would be happy if you could help me again.
I want to neutralize Palmitic Acid 8% and Stearic Acid 1%, I used to do this with TEA-6.5%, and the product came out as liquid as I wanted.
But at the moment I do not want to use TEA or DEA and the like.
Once I try to use NaOH, the product comes out solid.
Is there another basis I can use to neutralize fatty acids?
Or is there another way to use NaOH in a way that the acids do not undergo Saponification?
Thanks,Ziv Ben AmiDecember 2018