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Crothix Liquid Thickener

$9.95 - $715.25
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Crothix Liquid Thickener

Crothix Liquid Thickener is a clear 45% active liquid thickener for aqueous surfactant systems. The liquid Crothix Thickener works especially well in cold mix systems. The Liquid Crothix provides formulators with an easy to use thickener to create shampoos, body washes, shower gels and liquid soaps and other soap based-products that are economical, as well as rheologically appealing.

Additionally, Crothix Thickener requires no neutralization, forms no nitrosamine byproducts, and often contributes to a "conditioned" feel in rinse-off products.

Crothix Thickener can be used to thicken products like shampoos, bath gels, or liquid soaps. Just add the Crothix to the formulation and thoroughly blend it in (typically Crothix liquid does not require heating). Sometimes gently heating the material to a temperature above 50°C, and then adding it to the cold surfactant base with mixing works better. In most instances, the resultant blend is clear. Check the pH - Crothix works best if the pH is 5.0 or higher. However, it is best to check each individual formulation, since some systems may become hazy if mixed this way. If desired, formulations that are quite viscous can be heated and made easier to stir.

Emulsion-type products like body washes, conditioners and lotions can be easily formulate by incorporating Crothix Thickener into the oil phase and heating the mixture to a temperature above 50°C before forming the emulsion.

Another use for Crothix Liquid (and pastilles) is for when you have added a fragrance or Essential Oil that thins out your formulation. When this happens add a small percentage of Crothix Liquid or pastilles and it will often thicken the formulation back up - often saving your batch. Give Crothix Liquid a try.

Usage Level: 1-5% by Weight

INCI Name: PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (and) PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides (and) Water

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  • 5
    Easy to use

    Posted by Julie on Mar 2nd 2018

    I have been making my own body washes and shampoos, and this has made thickening them a breeze!

  • 5
    Great quality - Great price

    Posted by Misty on Feb 6th 2018

    I am forever looking for better prices while maintaining high quality. My extended family and I are making our own Household products. While I am one of the newer ones in the group, I am the one they have chosen for finding what we need. When I started, they were paying twice as much for most everything they used. I am slowly finding better choices. So far, Make Your Own has come out the winner. So, that says we are pleased with the products and the prices. The ladies all say that the measurements have not changed using these products. That is a great sign of continued quality. Thx

  • 5
    Excellent thickener

    Posted by Angel Dobs on Jan 2nd 2018

    I used the Crothix Liquid Thickener in a facial moisturizer. I was pleased that it required no neutralization and that it easily blended in. This is priced just right so that everyone can afford the luxury of a good thickener.

  • 5
    Just What I've Been Looking For

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 11th 2017

    The Crothix liquid thickener just made me uber happy. I've been looking for something like this for quite some time. It's Perfect!

  • 5
    woks wonders

    Posted by bettina McCarty on Aug 13th 2017

    i make my own body soap and the oils i used made it thin and this is the only thing that makes it as thick as i want it. Blends very well into my soap and does not change the color and remains clear.