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  • Pods for Body Wash but formula needs to be anhydrous

    Posted by Lal8899 on October 23, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I have a client who wants to formulate an anhydrous body wash that can be compatible in a water-soluble pod. Basically, when it comes into contact with water, the PVA film dissolves, allowing the body wash to lather. The only problem is that I need to be able to formulate without water to ensure integrity of the pod. Any ideas on how to go about this? What could the anhydrous solvent be? 

    OldPerry replied 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    October 24, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I do not believe you’ll be able to make an anhydrous formula that foams in the way you describe