Balancing shampoo with rosemary and seaweed

Balancing shampoo with rosemary and seaweed

 Formula: 1104123

Phase Ingredients for ~250 ml % Quantity
A Lauryl glucoside 30 75 gr
A Decyl glucoside 10 25 gr
B rosemary water 40 100 gr
B flat mineral water 9,9 24,8 gr
B lactic acid 2,5 6,3 gr
B emulsifier Condisoft  4 10 gr
C Marine-Z  2 5 gr
C bergamot essential oil 1 2,5 gr
C cosgard 0,6 1,5 gr

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

Preparation method:
In a heat-resistant glass, mix the phase A surfactants slowly, thoroughly. If the Lauryl glucoside is viscous and whitish, the phase must be heated so that the contents are fluid and translucent.
Phase B is prepared in another heat-resistant beaker: mix the water with the lactic acid, add the conditioning emulsifier. Place the glass in a water bath and heat until the emulsifier is completely melted, stirring in the meantime. Remove the beaker from the water bath and allow the solution to cool to body temperature.

Combine the two phases: over the phase A surfactants, gradually add the phase B solution. Mix slowly and well.
Phase C ingredients are added, stirring after each addition.
The shampoo thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated bottle and will be clear the next day. pH: 5,5 - 6

The shampoo cleanses the scalp well, without being excessively stripping. Contains ingredients with conditioning and purifying effect, while balancing sebum secretion. It is suitable for greasy scalp and normal or dry hair. It has a pleasant, invigorating scent, it can be used by women and men alike.


  • instead of bergamot essential oil you can use lime, petitgrain, clary sage (0.5% is enough) or cedarwood atlas essential oil
  • for a higher washing power, the percentage of foaming surfactant (Decyl glucoside) can be increased by 10%
  • to enhance the conditioning effect, in the case of dry hair or hair that is difficult to comb, up to 5% honeyquat may be included in phase C
  • for damaged or thinning hair, up to 2% silk protein or up to 5% vege-keratin may be included
  • for extra volume, about 2% vege-collagen can be included in the formula
  • note: any addition is compensated by subtracting the percentage of flat water or rosemary water; at the end it is advisable to measure the pH of the shampoo, adjusting it as appropriate


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, 2 Berzelius beakers, teaspoon/spatula
  • Recommended container: Cristal, Optima or Globe bottle, 250 ml with disc-top cap
  • 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.

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