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  • What percentage of water or the first 5 ingredients

    Posted by tianaloveorganics on March 28, 2021 at 3:20 am

    hey everyone can someone help me I really like the texture of this product and I want my product to have the same texture 
    the ingredients are 

    1)water 
    2)aloe Vera juice 
    3) coconut oil 
    4)marshmallow root
    5)btms 
    6)cetearyl alcohol 
    7)vegetable glycerin 
    8)polyquaternium-10 
    9)avocado oil 
    10)babassu oil 
    11)sweet almond oil 
    12)cetyl esters
    13)cety alcohol
    14)essential oil 
    15)fragrance 
    16)citric acid 

    what percentages will you put the first 5 ingredients  to get this texture 

    tianaloveorganics replied 3 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • natzam44

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    This is not something which we can answer. When making a knockoff you have to simply take a guess and then make a sample. Rinse and repeat. One thing you can do, is to heat up a sample to ~80C and get all of the water to evaporate. You can then use the change in weight to get a rough estimate of the water content, which will give you a starting point. 

  • Abdullah

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    What is this product? Cream or hair conditioner?

  • Microformulation

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    You will need to do your research, but that is a “formula” that made it’s way around some of the DIY blogs a few years ago. It is pretty widely copied.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    If you want to figure out the amount of water you could do the following.

    1.  Weight a 100 g sample
    2.  Put the sample in an oven at about 50C
    3.  Monitor the mass until it stops getting lower.
    4.  The difference in mass between 100 and where it stops losing weight is the amount of moisture (water) in the product. 

    You’ll have to guess at the rest.

  • tianaloveorganics

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Abdullah said:

    What is this product? Cream or hair conditioner?

    hair conditoner

  • tianaloveorganics

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    You will need to do your research, but that is a “formula” that made it’s way around some of the DIY blogs a few years ago. It is pretty widely copied.

    oh wow it didn’t know you would recognize it but yes its a good product 

  • tianaloveorganics

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Perry said:

    If you want to figure out the amount of water you could do the following.

    1.  Weight a 100 g sample
    2.  Put the sample in an oven at about 50C
    3.  Monitor the mass until it stops getting lower.
    4.  The difference in mass between 100 and where it stops losing weight is the amount of moisture (water) in the product. 

    You’ll have to guess at the rest.

    thank you so much Perry I’m going to try this

  • tianaloveorganics

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    thank you so much I really appreciate it 

    natzam44 said:

    This is not something which we can answer. When making a knockoff you have to simply take a guess and then make a sample. Rinse and repeat. One thing you can do, is to heat up a sample to ~80C and get all of the water to evaporate. You can then use the change in weight to get a rough estimate of the water content, which will give you a starting point. 

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