I am a new learner. I am trying making detergents for personal use. I want to know when we balance the PH of any detergent then any acidic material like citric acid loss their action? Or retain it with in even alkaline detergents. 
I have made a handwash using SLES, CAPB, CDEA, AOS, Glycerin and it leaving a sticky feeling on palm after washing so what was the reason? 


  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    Citric acid doesn't have another function than lowering the pH. 

    What is the amount of each ingredient you use? 
    Maybe it is DEA
  • Thanks Abdullah
  • ketchitoketchito Member
    @drjayseesunish CAPB behaves differently at low pH. Did you try a sample with a higher (above 7) pH?
  • No, but PH was at 7
  • ozgirlozgirl Member, PCF student
    How much glycerin did you use? Glycerin can feel sticky at high amounts.

    Share your formula with percentages for more help.
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