Apple Surfactant Shower Gel (Recipe)

Naturally derived Apple Surfactant will provide gentle cleansing in this clear, gel formula. Raspberry Dimethicone WS is highly substantive, water soluble emollient. Glucamate LT thickens and Optiphen ND preserves this formula. Rosemary Essential Oil provides a fresh, clean scent.

Apple Surfactant Shampoo or Shower Gel is an easy to make formula. This formula is perfect for first-time or experienced formulators.

Please note that our formulas are created using percentages and calculated by weight which is always best and most accurate. We have calculated a 250 gram batch for this formula. In addition, we have provided approximate fluid/volume measurements for those who do not yet have a scale.

Part A
Apple Surfactant40.0% = 100 grams = 8 tablespoons
Distilled Water51.5% = 128.75 grams = 1/2 cup + 2 tablesp.
Part B
Raspberry Dimethicone WS3.0% = 7.5 grams = 1 + 1/2 teasp
Optiphen ND1.0% = 2.5 grams = 1/2 tblsp.
Rosemary Essential Oil1.0% = 2.5 grams = 1/2 tsp.
Part C
Glucamate LT3.5% = 8.75 grams = 1 + 1/2 tsp.
Total100.0% = 250 grams = approx. 8 oz.
  • Combine Part A ingredients and set aside (400ml Tri-pour Beaker is useful).
  • Combine Part B ingredients in a separate container (porcelain dish is useful) and add to Part A
  • Slowly add Part C to combined PartAB with gentle stirring (whisk and nylon spatula are useful).
  • Package.

Formulating Tips:

  • This formula is not high foaming. For more foaming, add Cocoamidopropyl Betaine or other high foaming surfactant to the formula.
  • If finished product is not thick enough, more Glucamate LT can be added.
  • For this formula, we are utilizing Raspberry Dimethicone WS as an emollient AND a solubilizer. For best results, premix Raspberry Dimethicone with Rosemary Essential Oil and Optiphen ND.