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  • need help thickening this formula

    Posted by nabilram on June 17, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    Hi Guys ,
    I need your help in thickening this hand soap formula.  Previously i used the acrylate polymer, however i cant get it anymore. This is the original formula and it’s transparent

    1 .Water

    80.9%

    2 .EDTA

    0.1%

    3 .Sodium benzoat

    0.3%

    4 .SLS 

    10%

    5 .Cocamidopropyl
    Betain 

    3%

    6 .Acrylate polymer

    2%

    7 .Parfum 

    0.2-0.3%

    .NaCl

    2%

    9 .Glycerine

    0.5%

    10 .Preservative

    qs

     

    chemicalmatt replied 1 year, 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • tecnico3vinia

    Member
    June 17, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    You can slightly incease the SLS and Cocamidopropyl Betaine concentration to benefit from their synergy and ionic-thickening mechanism. You also can use Cocamide DEA to help increase the viscosity. Also, if the pH is more acidic, Cocamidopropyl Betaine tends to help more on the thickening. 

  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    June 17, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Increase only the amphoteric betaine and add an amide like @tecnico3vinia suggested. Decrease or delete the salt at same time; this is over-salted already. Also DELETE the glycerin or you will get nowhere. Glycerin is always a viscosity killer!

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