Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder

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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder

SCI Powder, often called baby foam, is a specialty anionic powder surfactant made from all vegetable, renewable resources, primarily coconut. It is used to impart extra mildness, good after feel, and good foaming in many personal care and cleansing products. SCI powder is an excellent foamer in hard or soft water. Naturally derived and biodegradable. 

A top quality gentle surfactant commonly used in acne treatments, anti aging lotions, baby shampoo, bar soap, bath oils, exfoliating scrubs, shaving cream, shower gels, and facial cleaners. You'll find so many uses for this wonderful powder surfactant.

Somewhat Soluble in Water. Some heat and blending are typically used and needed when formulating to fully incorporate and disperse this surfactant.


Formulations using SCI Powder:

Bubbly Foamy Bath Butter

Foaming Bath Whip



  • Appearance: White to Off White Powder
  • Odor: Mild Polyol Odor
  • Flash Point: 199.4°F
  • pH of Aqueous Solution: 4.5 to 7
  • Odor: Mild Polyol Odor
  • INCI Name: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • CAS no: 61789-32-0
  • EINECS no.: 263-052-5
  • pH in Aqueous Solution: 4.5 to 7
  • Solubility: Insoluble in Water - Soluble in many surfactants, glycerin and other ingredients
  • Fatty Acid by Mass: 5.32%


Keep in a cool (preferably below 90°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

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  • 5
    Excellent Value on Powdered SCI

    Posted by Nadia Zagorodny on Oct 9th 2019

    Agree with comments! gives you the BEST VALUE for quality Powdered SCI. A nice mild surfactant. This is always a repeat purchase for me.

  • 5
    Great surfactant

    Posted by Erin on Sep 20th 2019

    The powdered version of SCI melts faster than the noodles, speeding up my process; and the resulting product has a great, silky lather and cleans gently and thoroughly.

  • 5

    Posted by Anette Veschak on Sep 12th 2019

    This is a reorder. Product was well packaged and work wonderfully! Great price and would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    The best SCI

    Posted by Madhavi on Aug 29th 2019

    I use the powder version for my shampoo bars and they turn out pretty well every time. Excellent quality, great packaging and amazing prices. Will remain a loyal customer!

  • 5

    Posted by Janis on Jul 5th 2019

    Excellent in shampoo bars. Very nice.

  • 5

    Posted by Journeena on Apr 16th 2019

    Great Quality, very gentle with nice foam.

  • 5
    Good product

    Posted by Demetrius Anderson on Mar 20th 2019

    Good product. It has a fair foam but the foam does not last long. For me it works best when mixed with Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate to create that last longing foam.

  • 5
    SCI "powdered"

    Posted by Rosie Crockett on Dec 18th 2018

    I normally order the noodles and grind myself, however I had to take advantage of your sale. I'm impressed, works perfectly for my shampoo bars. Will be a repeat custumer for sure!

  • 5

    Posted by Annmarie Palafox on Dec 9th 2018

    I love shopping with you! I only buy my foaming bath butter ingredients from you! Great prices!