My Shower Gel Formula
I have come up with this formula for my shower gel however, I feel like I’m using too much SLeS and Cocamidopropyl betaine. I’m wondering if I lower the percentages of SLeS and CAPB, decrease glycerin and increase the water content, will I still be able to achieve a gel form? Also, once I’ve put the formula together, I end up having to add about another 10-15% EXTRA cocamidopropyl betaine to achieve the viscosity I want. At that point, that’s when I adjust the pH. Should I adjust pH before adding certain things to the formula since I know pH can affect viscosity. What pH do y’all prefer on shower gels? Do y’all think I should remove any of the ingredients from the formula or add something to help achieve gel? Here’s what I’m working with so any input would help out.
Ingredients Percentage Water 30 SLeS 30 Cocomydopropyl Betaine 18 Glycerine 12 Sodium Cocoamphoacetate 8 Fragrance 1 Preservative 1