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  • Solid Stick Soap

    Posted by cossci21 on July 31, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Does anyone have any experience formulated solid state stick soaps? ‘soap’ may not be the correct term as it wont be made like a normal soap but consist mainly of melting surfactants and trying to thicken them… so planning to use
    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - needles
    Sodium Lauroyl Sulfosuccinate
    Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
    Cetearyl Alcohol
    A small amount of oils and fragrance

    Any tips? 

    ozgirl replied 4 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ChemicalPyros

    July 31, 2018 at 11:21 am

    You might need to add a filler to control the thickness and reduce the cost. I would suggest using starch. Some oils, or petrolatum can add a nice feel. Avoid low MW silicones if possible.

  • cossci21

    August 1, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Thanks ChemicalPyros

  • Bill_Toge

    August 1, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    sodium stearate is your best bet for creating water-based sticks

  • ozgirl

    August 1, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    Maybe look for solid shampoo formulas for ideas. Have you also considered Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) as surfactants. I would also recommend adding some amphoteric surfactants to improve mildness.