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    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    Hi guys, just an update: I cut the superfat by about 1/3rd and reduced the essential oil % a bit and bam - beautiful, fluffy silky foam that isn't runny. Thanks for the help!
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    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    It separates, but I liked the aesthetic and so didn't add an emulsifier. It's a "milk and honey" foaming cleanser, but without milk. The superfat blended with the honey has a beautiful milky look to it and people who use it just shake before use.
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    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    Right? What's strange is that my first few test batches turned out swimmingly with around 20% superfat, and it's been hard to reproduce. I ordered some sodium lactate, so I'll try that. Will cut the superfat first and see how it goes. Edit: Now that I think about it, I did a few batches with...
  4. K

    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    Ah, sorry, it's a liquid Castile.
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    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    Thank you for the reply! I'm using Optiphen Plus at 1%, and am using a pre-made Castile soap I purchased in store. Should I bump it up to 1.5%? Also, it's not true Castile, but a blend of coconut, olive, palm, argan and kukui I believe. I'm also using essential oils at about 1.5-2%, probably...
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    Lather booster for a foaming cleanser?

    Hi guys, I made a foaming cleanser with about 50/50 Castile soap and water, and added about 20% almond oil and 5% honey. I'm looking for an additive that can make the foam a bit more fluffy/dense? It's a rich foam but it kind of "melts" around the edges after you pump it out. Other than that...
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    Anhydrous ingredients to enhance lip balm active absorption?

    Hi there, I missed you guys and am so happy I'm back on the forum! I was an active forum member for a few years up until about 2016, and now I finally decided to re-join you guys after consistently being put off by not being able to remember my screen name/login (or even what email I used...
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