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  • Cold pressed coconut oil

    Posted by danielyau on May 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Want to add cold pressed coconut oil as a main active into a shampoo formulation. What is the max % can be added? What kind of surfactants or other agents to be used in order to have a homegenous solution?

    MakingSkincare replied 9 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • MakingSkincare

    May 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Swiftcraftymonkey has tutorials on making shampoo which I think you will find helpful.

  • Bobzchemist

    May 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I don’t think you’ll get a solution at all - at least, not at oil levels above 0.1%. The best you could hope for is a micro-emulsion, but it’s more likely that you will have to settle for a standard emulsion.

  • Chemist77

    May 2, 2014 at 10:12 am

    If there was a solution for incorporation of oils in shampoos (without catapulting the costs) we would see many such innovations from the giants. Exceptions are rare.

  • danielyau

    August 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    i was making a Depigment lotion. here is the LOI, kindly adv what can i do to replace this Methyisothiazolinone. Or do i have to replace this Phenoxyethanol/Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate too to an effective preservative system? Parabens are not the option here too. Many thanks

    Aqua 95.55%
    Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract/Mitracarpus Scaber Extract 2%
    Propylene Glycol/Bacillus Ferment 0.5%
    Titanium Dioxide 0.5%
    Carbomer 0.3%
    Acrylamide Sodium Acrylate Copolymer/Paraffinum Liquidum and Trideceth-6 0.25%
    Allantoin 0.2%
    Triethanolamine 0.18%
    Phenoxyethanol/Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate 0.18%
    Lecithin/Arbutin/Linolenic Acid/Linoleic Acid/Tocopheryl Acetate/Ascorbyl Palmitate/Glutathione 0.15%
    Sodium Hyaluronate 0.15 %
    Methyisothiazolinone 0.05%

  • MakingSkincare

    August 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Danielyau - see this post - http://makingskincare.com/preservatives/

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