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Hi everyone :)

I am wanting to make a natural bubble bath that doesn't suck..

I found Rocky Mountain Soap Co make a great natural bubble bath with the following ingredients and was wondering if anyone know what amounts I should use of each when trying to recreate.
  1. Water
  2. Coco Glucoside
  3. Coco-Betaine
  4. Glycerin
  5. Lactic Acid
Thank you for any help possible!
 

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Coco Glucoside 15%-30%
Cocamidopropyl Betaine 6%
Glycerin 1%-2%
Lactic Acid 1 - 5%
Glycerin 1%
Water--the amount left by deducting a total of the percentages used from 100%

You will also need a good preservative. I use liquid Germall Plus. Recommended amount 0.1% – 0.5%
 

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Lactic Acid would only be used for pH adjustment. So you will need to make your sample and then test it with a pH meter and adjust the pH by adding small amounts of lactic acid to reach your desired pH (5.5?).

I would also look around at different surfactants because Coco glucoside is not a very high foaming surfactant.
 

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The closest thing I can get to for a natural bath without preservatives and other junk is just mainly coco glucoside (pushing the envelope on 'natural' there) along with some essential oils and maybe a touch of glycerin. Bubbles up well enough for the kiddos.
 

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Lactic Acid would only be used for pH adjustment. So you will need to make your sample and then test it with a pH meter and adjust the pH by adding small amounts of lactic acid to reach your desired pH (5.5?).

I would also look around at different surfactants because Coco glucoside is not a very high foaming surfactant.
what other natural surfactants would you reccomend?
 

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AOS-40 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate. Its eco friendly and high foaming. I combine it with other surfactants as well
 

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Lactic Acid would only be used for pH adjustment. So you will need to make your sample and then test it with a pH meter and adjust the pH by adding small amounts of lactic acid to reach your desired pH (5.5?).

I would also look around at different surfactants because Coco glucoside is not a very high foaming surfactant.
" Lactic acid is used to exfoliate the skin, lighten dark spots, and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. " It is not used exclusively to adjust pH.

 

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@lsg I am aware that Lactic acid has other functions (it can also be used as a disinfectant) but in this particular product it would only be used at low levels as a pH adjuster.

@tinyspoon The other surfactants you could use depends on your definition of natural. Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, or C14-16 olefin sulfonate are all possibilities.
 

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@lsg I am aware that Lactic acid has other functions (it can also be used as a disinfectant) but in this particular product it would only be used at low levels as a pH adjuster.

@tinyspoon The other surfactants you could use depends on your definition of natural. Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, or C14-16 olefin sulfonate are all possibilities.
Thank you for your help! Can you class Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, or C14-16 olefin sulfonate as natural though?
 

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Thank you for your help! Can you class Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, or C14-16 olefin sulfonate as natural though?
It would really depend on what you mean by 'natural'. It's not like you would come across some coco betaine when walking in the forest....
 

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