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  • Stearic Acid in Body Wash

    Posted by markj187 on July 23, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Good day to everyone! I’ve been curious with Dove’s body wash as it contains stearic and lauric acid. I was wondering if they are added as is or if they are saponified. 

    I have lauric and stearic acid lying around and I was wondering if I can just add them to an existing body wash formula. Would there be any benefit from it? I have dry skin and the body wash will be for personal use.

    I’m thinking of something like this

    ASM: 11.3
    pH - 4.5 to 5.0

    Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate - 15%
    CAPB - 10%
    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate - 4%
    Sodium Cocoyl Methyl Taurate - 2%
    PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate - 1%
    Stearic Acid - 1%
    Fragrance - 1%
    Lauric acid - 0.5%
    Potassium Sorbate - 0.3%
    Sodium Benzoate - 0.3%
    Tetrasodium EDTA - 0.1%
    Distilled Water - q.s.

    ngarayeva001 replied 2 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ngarayeva001

    July 23, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Tetrasodium EDTA prefers ph > 7. You might want to swap it do disodium.

  • ngarayeva001

    July 23, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Also, that would be very liquid. You need a thickener.