What reaction is happening here btwn my surfactant and citric acid?
Hi. I am mixing together distilled water, sclerotium gum, and sodium cocoyl glycinate. The mixture is completely clear, and gel-like (smooth and “gliding” feeling). When I add a tiny amount of citric acid to adjust the pH, as I stir the product, it starts turning white/opaque and results in a kinda thin, “milky” look and slightly denser, less “wet”/glide-y feeling (if that even makes sense); less “gel” feeling, anyway. The product then remains this way for the rest of its “shelf” life (not selling it, just for personal use).Does anyone know what reaction is happening in this case, and is it affecting the properties of the surfactant and/or final product? Or is it simply cosmetic?