How To Make Body Wash From Scratch•
Posted on October 15 2020
Today is all about body wash using amazing ingredients from the website. My disclaimer is as always...if you change out ingredients you will not get the same results there really are no 1 for 1 substitutions when it comes to surfactants. They each have different active matter and that does make a difference. They also react differently to pH levels and such. With that being said let's get started and chat about this weeks recipe.
The surfactants that I am using is a blend of 3 1 primary and 2 secondary ones.
Lots o Bubbles is a mild anionic surfactant which is biobased and provides excellent foaming properties. Nearly colorless liquid. The mild surfactant reduces eye irritation. Naturally derived, contains at least 55% biorenewable carbon.
40% (Active Surfactant Matter) solids (INCI) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate in water
The next one is Bubbles and Suds is a versatile amphoteric surfactant that contributes to foaming, cleansing, and solubilizing properties to formulations from shampoos, body wash, to oven cleaners. Effective in neutral, acidic, and alkaline formulations. Naturally derived, coconut oil based with greater than 67% bio-renewable carbon. It is an environmentally responsible ingredient that replaces and combines the properties of non-bio-renewable olefin-based ingredients for enhanced performance. INCI: Sodium Lauriminodipropionate The active matter is 30% in water.
The last surfactant is Foam it up is naturally derived coconut oil-based versatile non-ionic surfactant that contributes to foaming, cleansing, and solubilizing properties to formulations for shampoos, hand soaps, bath products, hair conditioners, fine fabric detergents. Compatible with nonionic, anionic and cationic surfactants. Versatile surfactant for wetting, emulsification, solubilizing and emulsification in acid, neutral and alkaline formulations. Naturally derived, coconut oil based with greater than 85% bio-renewable carbon. It is an environmentally responsible ingredient that replaces and combines the properties of non-bio-renewable olefin-based ingredients for enhanced performance. Foam it up is a great replacement for Decyl Glucoside. INCI: Lauryl dimethylamine Oxide Active content % 30.0 in water.
I will go over other ingredients in future blog posts but I wanted to get some info about the surfactants we are using.
Have fun making and you really want to watch the full video for the process of making this body wash. You can't just throw it all into a bowl and mix. There is a very specific process and how to on this one.