What is floating in my shampoo?
I made a shampoo and during the first two weeks it remained completely clear but now there is something floating in it. Can anyone help me identify what it is?
Here is the formula:
- Water: 82.1%
- Sodium Coco Sulfate: 10%
- Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine: 2.5%
- Cocamide DEA: 1.3%
- Sodium Lactate: 1%
- Lactic Acid: 1%
- Olivem 300 (Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters): 0.5%
- Fragrance: 0.5%
- Liquid Germall Plus: 0.5%
- Polyquaternium-10: 0.3%
- Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride: 0.2%
- Disodium EDTA: 0.1%
I checked the pH today and it was 4.4, which is the same as it was on day one.
This was my procedure:
Begin by splitting the water into two equal portions, each in its own beaker. In the first beaker, hydrate the Polyquaternium-10 and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride for about 30 minutes. Once hydrated, add the Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine and then the Cocamide DEA. In the second beaker, heat the water and dissolve the Sodium Coco Sulfate, Sodium Lactate, and Disodium EDTA. Then, slowly combine the contents of the second beaker with the first. Once cooled to around 29.4°C (85°F), add the blend of Olivem 300 and fragrance, followed by the Lactic Acid, and finally the Liquid Germall Plus. Mixing was done using an overhead stirrer at 1000 rpm throughout the procedure.
Thank you for your help!
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