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Conditioning Body Wash with Natural Thickeners

This cold-mix formula features a natural gum thickener - Xanthix - coupled with our cationic conditioner GuarSilk. These two products work synergistically to increase viscosity and provide conditioning. Two ultramild surfactants – Apple Surfactant and Foaming Oats Surfactant provide gentle cleansing with good foaming. Silk Amino Acids helps to smooth the cuticle and protect hair from damage. PlantaSol CCG serves to solubilize the essential oils into the formula as well as boost foam.

IngredientAmount
Part A
Distilled Water50.3% = 251.5 grams
*XanThix0.4% = 2 grams
*GuarSilk0.5% = 2.5 grams
Part B
Foaming Oats Surfactant10% = 50 grams
Apple Surfactant30% = 150 grams
dl Panthenol2.0% = 10 grams
Silk Amino Acids2.0% = 10 grams
Part C
PlantaSol CCG3.0% = 15 grams
*Essential Oil(s)1.0% = 5 grams
Optiphen ND0.8% = 4 grams
Total100.0% = 500 grams
  • Part A: Dry-mix XanThix and GuarSilk. Add XanThix/GuarSilk to Distilled Water with mixing. It is helpful to create a vortex and while continuing to stir, add the powder to the center of the vortex. Mix well and set aside to hydrate for 15 minutes.
  • Part B: Combine ingredients and add to Part A with gentle mixing.
  • Part C: Combine PlantaSol CCG with Essential Oils and Optiphen ND gently mix, then add to shampoo mixture with gentle mixing. Package

Some of our favorite Herbarie Essential Oil choices for shampoo/body wash

  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint and Rosemary
  • Myrtle and Lemongrass

* Natural gum thickeners are not reliable or efficient in surfactant based systems. There will be a tendency to separate upon standing. Reincorporate by shaking before using. For optimal efficiency and reliability, we recommend using Crothix Liquid or Glucamate LT instead.

DISCLAIMER: This information is to demonstrate how The Herbarie products can be utilized. Our information is based on our own research and is believed to be accurate. We assume no liability for misuse of our products or data and we urge our purchaser to do their own testing to ensure the products meet their own specifications.

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