Neutral mild shampoo, simple recipe

Neutral mild shampoo, simple recipe

Formula: FM10301

Phase Ingredients for ~250 ml Quantity
A gentle washing base 65 ml (71 gr)
A Coco-glucoside and Glyceryl oleate 12,5 ml (15 gr)
A Lauryl glucoside 25 ml (27 gr)
A Decyl glucoside 25 ml (27 gr)
A flat mineral water 121 ml (121 gr)
A cosgard preservative 1,6 gr (~53 drops)

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

Note: the Lauryl glucoside must be fluid and translucent before including it in the recipe. If it is viscous and whitish (especially in the cold season), it must be preheated by placing the bottle in a bowl of warm water.

The preparation is simple: in a bowl, transfer the ingredients one by one in the given order, mixing after each one.
Mix slowly and very well. It is important to thoroughly mix the washing base with the Coco-glucoside and Glyceryl oleate, until the solution becomes viscous, after which the other two surfactants are added in turn and mix well.
The water will be added progressively, slowly mixing the composition and at the end add the preservative and mix slowly, thoroughly.

The resulting shampoo is transferred to the dedicated container and it will become clear the next day.

The shampoo can be prepared and used as such, as it results from the ingredients of the recipe, or it can be customized with various ingredients: panthenol, keratin, honeyquat, vege-collagen, essential oils, fragrances or other specific active ingredients - the usual recommended dosage can be found in the product sheet of each ingredient. These ingredients are added before the preservative and the amount of water will be reduced accordingly.
Some of the flat water can be replaced with a floral water or aloe vera gel.


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: graduated cylinder or precision scale, a big Berzelius beaker, teaspoon/spatula
  • Recipient: Cristal or Globe bottle with pump dispenser
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 07/20/2015 Hair Care recipes, Shampoos 0

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