What was the logic of this recipe? I know two things about this product (I haven't been able to try one from the store, so I'm going on what others say!) - it's meant to clean and it's in jelly form. For the cleaning, we need a ton of surfactants - I ran out of SLeS and it doesn't seem to want to thicken like some of the other surfactants, so I used the thicker ones like BSB and LSB with a titch of coco betaine to make it thicker and milder. To make it jelly like I used Amaze XT because it's supposed to make a gel and I just bought some, so you know I want to play with it!
SWIFT'S 1ST ATTEMPT AT SHOWER JELLIES!
4% Amaze XT
26% LSB surfactant
27% BSB surfactant
7% Amphosol CG surfactant (cocamidopropyl betaine)
5% propylene glycol
1% fragrance oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
Yeah, you can tell from the picture that this didn't go all that well. It seemed like a good idea at the time. The initial appearance was that of a nice jelly like substance, and I had hoped a spell in the fridge would solidify it further, but room temperature was not my friend...I ended up with this in the morning!
The carageenan is definitely essential to the success of this recipe. Susan mentioned she found some at a make-your-own-beer store, so I hope to get some today so I can play around a little bit more!
If you want to make a shower or bubble goo in a jar, this would be a great product! (Although you'd want to add some lovely conditioning or moisturizing agents for a body wash!) But as a stand-on-its-own shower jelly, well, it simply didn't work!
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