Washing up liquid formulation cloudy
Hi everyone. I formulated a washing up liquid using xanthan gum as a thickening agent I find that the grade of xanthan I used is making the liquid cloudy in addition the formulation process is really laborious when adding xanthan so I’ve decided to remove it from the formulation. It seems I cannot use salt because it is not compatible with the anionic surfactant in my product when I researched it. I learned through extensive research that cocamidopropyl betaine can thicken as well as the added benefits of foaming qualities which my formulation previously lacked from a consumer perspective. I’ve since incorporated cocamidopropyl betaine into the formula and had horrible snot like results. Through research I learnt I added too much so reduced it. When I reduced it and used citric acid to adjust the ph the liquid became cloudy almost white . I also had to add xanthan to the formulation even with the reduced amount of cocami betaine it still didnt form a gel like liquid. I’ve done so much research and I still cant find how to fix this and it is through that extensive research that I found this forum. So thanks so much in advance for any help I know this post is long and I apologise for this. Here’s my formula.
Anionic - sodium cocoyl glutamate -15%
Non ionic - capryl/ caprylyl glucoside - 10%
Amphoteric - cocamidopropyl betaine - 3%
Preservative- dehydroacetic acid and benzyl alcohol- 1%
Parfum- essential oils - 2%
Aqua - 69%
Ph adjuster - citric acid.
For the thickener I used 8g glycerine 4g xanthan.
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