"Mandelíne" shampoo for kids

"Mandelíne" shampoo for kids

Formula: 1103120

Phase Ingredients for ~250 ml % Quantity
A Lauryl glucoside 30 75 gr
A Decyl glucoside 5 12.5 gr
B flat mineral water 41.2 103 gr
B aloe vera gel 20 50 gr
B panthenol 2 5 gr
C lactic acid 0.8 2 gr
C natural cosmetic fragrance oil Mandelíne 0.4 33 drops
C grapefruit seed extract 0.6 50 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Add the ingredients of phase A to a glass and mix slowly, thoroughly. If the Lauryl glucoside is whitish and viscous, it must first be fluidized in a hot water bath until it becomes completely translucent.

In another beaker, add the phase B ingredients, one at a time, and mix.

The solution of phase B is added progressively (in 4-5 portions) over phase A, mixing slowly and thoroughly after each addition. Avoid excessive foaming.

At the end, add the rest of the ingredients from phase C, one at a time, mixing after each one. The resulting shampoo is transferred to the dedicated bottle. It will clarify the next day. pH: ~6

The result is a gentle, delicate and pleasantly scented shampoo, which is suitable for children, but which can be used by the whole family. The surfactants used are very well tolerated by the skin, and the aloe vera gel together with panthenol provide a number of benefits to the hair and scalp. The fragrance oil is an exclusively natural one, developed especially for babies, children, people with sensitive skin and does not contain any allergens; we included it in a small percentage, the scent is not intense.

Shampoo your hair as usual, massage your scalp a little, and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. For young children, we suggest diluting the portion of shampoo in the palm of your hand with a portion of water, the shampoo being quite concentrated; shampooing twice in a row is not recommended.

Options and explanations:

  • part of the flat water can be replaced with floral water (cornflower, linden, lavender, chamomile) approximately 20-30%
  • the shampoo can be prepared without perfume, supplementing the percentage of water accordingly
  • instead of Decyl glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine can be used; other changes in surfactants cannot be recommended in this formula
  • instead of aloe vera gel you can also work with aloe vera powder, a percentage of 0.5% in phase B, supplementing accordingly the percentage of flat water 
  • approximately 5% glycerin can be included in the formula, in phase B, decreasing the percentage of flat water accordingly
  • depending on the pH of the water used, but also on any changes in the recipe, the pH may be different from that indicated in the recipe; we recommend measuring it and adjusting it to a range of 5.5 - 6.5
  • the grapefruit seed extract can be replaced with cosgard (same amount)


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, 2 glasses, teaspoon/spatula
  • Recommended container: Globe or Cristal bottle, 250 ml with pump dispenser
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, stored in a cool place