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  • Need help - Stuck in Xanthan Soup for my mild baby shampoo

    Hello Fellow Experts

    We are developing a mild toxin free surfactant for babies using the below ingredients

    - Decyl Glucoside - 15%
    - Disodium cocoamphodiacetate 5%
    - Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine 5%
    - Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate 3%
    - Disdoium EDTA
    - Xanthan Gum
    - Glycerin
    - Depanthanol
    - Calendula Extract
    - Sodium Benzoate
    - Potasium Sorbate
    - Citric acid

    Our process for sampling is is

    Creating a gel with 1% Xanthan, 2% Glycerin in hot water with strong stirring for 10 minutes first

    Then adding all the other surfactants followed by other ingredients to the gel with slow stirring for about 15 minutes.

    Now about the issue.

    We have tried multiple combinations but we are not able to remove lumpiness of Xanthan gum which is impacting the texture and homogeneity of shampoo , the viscosity is also a slight issue

    Please help me!!

    Thanks in Advance.

  • #2
    Xanthan comes in various different grades and they perform differently. You might want to check which type of xanthan you are using with the manufacturer. But even so, xanthan won't give much viscosity. You might want to leave out xanthan and try other natural gums, or try using an anionic that will thicken with salt or other viscous surfactants.

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