Baby Shampoo Formulation

 

Baby shampoo formulations or low tear and mild formulations combine high foaming anionic surfactants like Sodium Laureth sulfate (item 2) and some mild anionic (item 4), amphoteric (item 3) and/or nonionic surfactants (item 6, 7). The viscosity of the formulation below is adjusted with item 6.

These formulations are known to have low eye or skin irritation properties. All ingredients are readily available from many manufactures across the world.

 

Item No

Ingredient Name

% wt

Typical Form

Purpose

1

D.I. water q.s. to

                66.00

Liquid

Diluent

2

Sodium laureth sulfate

                  8.00

Liquid Solution

Surfactant

3

Cocamidopropyl betaine

                  5.00

Liquid Solution

Surfactant

4

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate

                  2.00

Liquid Solution

Surfactant

5

Disodium oleamide-MIPA

                  4.00

Paste

Foamer

6

PEG-80 sorbitan laurate

                10.00

Liquid

Thickener

7

Coco-glucoside

                  5.00

Liquid Solution

Surfactant

 

 

Add suitable preservatives, perfume, dye and pearlizing agent as desired. Adjust the formulation to a desired pH 5 – 6.5 with Citric acid 50% solution

Total batch 100.0 grams.

Preparation Procedure

 

In a suitable formulation vessel, at room temperature and under steady mixing add all ingredients in the order listed. Mix well after each ingredient’s addition until the batch is uniform free of any lumps or particles.  

This shampoo composition will be clear and with a Brookfield viscosity of about 6,000 to 10,000 mPa·s.  Note that the viscosity of the shampoo can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the concentration of item 6.

All ingredient amounts are given assuming the ingredients were supplied 100% pure. Formulators are advised to measure the total active mass of their ingredients and adjust the composition with water.

 

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