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  • Baby Shampoo

    Posted by Katarina on April 25, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Hi guys

    I am making a sulphate-free baby shampoo . I am using the following surfactants but am not sure of their safety profile
    sodium lauroyl sarcosinate
    Quaternium 26
    coco glucoside
    I am adding lemon and grapefruit extracts (0.25%) but the moment I add these my shampoo becomes a bit turbid, I need for it to be clear… What am I doing wrong ? 
    Please anyone kindly assist
    Katarina replied 9 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • belassi

    April 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    The extracts are polar or nonpolar?

  • DavidW

    April 29, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Are you using liquid extracts?  If so what base are they in?

  • ozgirl

    April 29, 2015 at 1:07 am

    You can find information about your surfactants at the Cosmetics Ingredients Review website.


  • Katarina

    April 29, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Thank you good people :-), I was trying to incorporate essential oils into a clear shampoo. I used polysorbate 20 to solubilise my oils and am happy with the results

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