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Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Emulsifiers for Shampoo

  • Belassi

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    February 5, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Shampoos ARE emulsifiers…

  • Farion1989

    Member
    February 5, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    So I dont need to add anything in my shampoo to make oil and water mix? 

  • Belassi

    Member
    February 5, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    No, you don’t. However… not all surfactants are equally good as emulsifiers. And not all oils, when emulsified by surfactants, yield a clear solution. This also applies to fragrance oils. It is important to mix the oil with the surfactant prior to dilution.

  • Farion1989

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    February 5, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you. I will put this to use .