Hello all !
I have been trying lately to make a nice solid shampoo bar, base on sodium coco sulfate surfactant that I get in solid form (small balls shape).
I have not been able to find the right texture but the cleansing effect is realy good and I am happy with that.
The problem is that it is rather soft (softer than a usual cold processed soap bar for instance), and that it sticks to the surface in the shower when you store it. Meaning when you pick it up the next time, you will lose some of the bar material that will remain on the storage surface.
Here is my formula, I would like to know if anything strikes out to you to get some ideas for improving it. Thanks a lot for your help !
sodium coco sulfate 56.1%
oat kernel powder (50 microns) 10.0%
coco glucoside (ca 50%) 7.0%
Emulsence (cationic emulsifier) 5.0%
Brassica alcohol 4.0%
Cocoa butter 3.5%
Rice bran wax 3.0%
citric acid (solid) 2.8%
Hydrolyzed rice protein (liquid ca. 30%) 2.0%
essential oils 2.2%
coconut oil 1.0%
carrot CO2 extract 1.0%
Vitamin E (ca 70%) 1.0%
Hydrolyzed wheat protein (solid/powder) 1.0%
D-panthenol (ca. 75%) 0.5%