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  • @ketchito Thanks so much for the reference and also the premix aprox. It seems the way I process it is wrong. I will try this. 
  • @ketchito Yes, this is what I'm trying numerous time but keep failing. I tried to mix Cetyl Alcohol or Cetearyl Alcohol from 1-5% range in hot process to my surfactant mix (basically SLES and CAPB), however when it cools down, the fatty alcohol just…
  • @Bax65 I would really love to try Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, but i just can't find it here in my region. As for Mica colorant i will try it, but usually I use it to color candle as it mix well with wax/oil substance.
  • @Shams interesting. I never tried pearlizier at 10%. My max was around 5%, and even with that amount its really hard to thicken it. Salt will not be enough to help thicken even it consist of SLES, and CAPB at the right amount. I will try 10% then wi…
  • @RDchemist15 Thanks so much for your insight. About acrylates copolymer, yes I'm using only "Acrylates copolymer" which mean it is not Opulyn 301. Does it need neutralization? Actually it serve no purpose in my bodywash, but since it give…
  • @RDchemist15 Thanks for your feedback. I can't find that trade name/ingredient in my country. I believe the name won't be a problem because consumer habits here do not really check for the ingredient list. Actually, I tried Acrylates Copolymer (I d…
  • @chemicalmatt thanks for your insight. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Bodywash is majority from water, and for that reason I shouldn't use mica-based colorant right? (mica is oil soluble only). Secondly, does adding yield value to keep the suspens…
  • @Bill_Toge Thanks for your feedback. My polyquatz-7 active content is 20%. I think it is reasonable right? About dipropylene glycols, Yes I know it will cause thinning. But I have tried this, and the salt thickening effect is great enough to achiev…
  • @MetalizeMerz do you think i need to remove either 1 of it, or both? Actually i can remove both, because i'm not trying to achieve crystal clear product. But i just want them both to be in my ingredients as they work as good solubilizer and superfat…
  • @PhilGeis thanks so much! this is really helpful calculator :D I will try to make this buffer and do some trial and error. 
  • @Perry thanks for the link. I never use buffer before, and it seems its not necessary in my shampoo case, because i tested the yellow product pH is still the same around 5.0-5.5 I'm suspecting my color change is because of chlorine. I rinsed the em…
  • @Perry hi Perry thanks for your reply. I don't have accurate pH meter so I use litmus paper to check the pH. Although the color really changed a lot, from white to yellow/greenish olive, but the pH remains around 5.0-5.5.  However, I still want to a…
  • @chemicalmatt Thank you. I will add 0.5% for EDTA then since its pretty useful :).  Btw, what is hydrotrope synergy? Is it to make the surfactant more soluble and also to increase stability to avoid separation?
  • @Pattsi At my current stage, I usually buy from online or local small suppliers. Thats why the choice for raw material are very limited. As for SLS I couldn't find any. Most are SLES either in paste or needle/solid form. And so far, this is the che…
  • @Benz3ne Thank you so much, this is a great insight for me. I always learned to formulate personal care, so I have no idea when facing ceramic instead of skin :). And again, yes 7% is what i usually use for hand wash. I really have no idea how much …
  • @chemicalmatt hi, i was reading this post and want to ask your opinion. I'm in Indonesia and i believe it has hard water problem. 1. My handwash formulation always use 0.2% disodium edta. Do you think this is enough? 2. I always thought 0.2% will …
  • @PhilGeis Thank you. I don't mean to make a blend of preservative and store it. I explained it wrong, sorry. What i meant is, instead of using a broad spectrum preservatives from some company (like optiphen, germal plus, and other) which is expensi…
  • @Pharma Thank you. I just know now that it possibly contain undisclosed additives, or impurities. I'll be more selective and careful since many small suppliers won't provide me with any data...
  • @Bill_Toge Thank you. I use immersive hand blender. Is this not high-shear enough and the cause of my grainy looking appearance?
  • @Pattsi Yes, it is actually, but I just don't want to mention the brand name (i'm worried it will be problem..) For the butter product, IPCS recommends to have 12-15% oil (but butter not more than 10% as it may affect the consistency during hot and…
  • @Graillotion Thank you, hope to hear your insight My benchmark ingredients INCI is as below: Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoat…
  • @ngarayeva001 thank you, i will try this. I agree, probably i will not need lechithin, soybean oil, dpg, and beeswax. But why remove stearic acid? i need butter consistency (not cream).   Do you think the right photo use more oil which give that gl…
  • @helenhelen thank you, yes mine has air trapped inside. I think i poured it too cold, so it thickens already. I should have pour it while its warm and liquid. Anyway, its more about that. I really want that right photo gloss, shiny, smooth appearanc…
  • @crillz I use dimethicone already at 1%. What i meant is dimethiconol. the right photo has dimethiconol in its ingredient although im not sure if it will really give big impact to the gloss appearance.
  • @Pattsi Sorry for the ambiguous photo. The right one is actually very popular bodybutter. Yes I know it seems there is like oil separation, and probably this is because I have kept it for around 1 year. But when i bought it, its really shiny glossy …
  • @Perry Actually I'm following a free recipe from where I studied at in IPCS which i believe it have been tested. (Thats why it is published for all). I do not change the formula too much, because I'm afraid it won't function as it supposed to. But…
  • @crillz I tried 2% cetearyl and it seems much better for the thickness. Do you have any idea which is better between cetearyl and cetyl alcohol for conditioner? 
  • @chemicalmatt i cannot source that in my region.. carbopol series available in my area are 980, 940, 990, ultrez20, ultrez21. Maybe i can get more if I contact directly to the factory, but it is impossible as I cannot afford to buy big quantities at…
  • @Bill_Toge Thank you. Unfortunately I cannot get the specification for each material. These suppliers never want to share that information. I understand because i buy in small quantities, so this is my problem not their. As for decyl glucoside, is …
  • @Cafe33 Thank you for sharing your experience. I tried using this yellow Cocamidopropyl betaine 8 months ago, and for every 2 months, I keep buying from this supplier, and it is always yellow. However it does not smell at all. Until i tried this oth…
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