Economic Body Wash

I am a management of student dormitory and recently I trying to make body wash to provide student. My formulating for economic body wash are 

10% active SLES
5% active CAPB
1% NaCl. 

The body wash is white in colour and viscous. I am here for seeking improvement, the improvement must be economic without lower the quality. Thanks.


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    First, you need a preservative.  DMDM Hydantoin would work.

    But as far as "improvement" goes, what characteristics do you want to improve?
  • Is it necessary to add preservative? since I estimated each batch of body wash will be finish within one year.

    I hope to improve the forming, as I am satisfied the viscosity .
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Yes, you need a preservative. To improve foam you'll need to experiment with different ratios of SLES / CAPB.  You might also consider adding SLS.

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