Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)

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Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)

Sodium Laureth Sulfate 28% - 30% typical solution

Popular Laureth (Lauryl Ether) Sulfate / Sodium Laureth Sulfate Liquid

INCI: Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Widely used, top quality flash foaming surfactant used in a variety of applications.

Our 1 Gallon Jug is 8.5 Lb +-

Our 5 gallon pail has a spout and weighs appx 42.5 Lb +- It ships in a sturdy box.

Common Applications

  • Mild Shampoos
  • Bubble baths
  • Detergents
  • General Cleaners
  • Wool washes
  • Hand Soaps


  • Very effective, even in hard water.
  • Used primarily for flash foaming ability in shampoos, detergents and applications.
  • Excellent skin compatibility, along with good foam and viscosity characteristics, all important considerations in shampoo, hand soap, and bath product formulations.
  • Can be thickened with salts, betaines, and amides, with the latter two also offering foam enrichment. Combine with alkanolamides like Cocamide DEA (high foam booster) and cocobetaine for high viscocity products that work in a wide range of conditions.

Typical Properties

Appearance at 25°C: Typical clear to light yellow liquid

Density (lbs/Gal): 8.7

Viscosity (25ºC, cPs): 100

pH (10% Solution): 8.0

Sodium Laureth Sulfate /SLES

Similar products: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Steol CS-230 PCK, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, SLES, CalFoam ES 302, ES 303, Stepan Steol CS 230, Steol CS 330, Rhodapex ES-2, Standapol ES-2, Empicol ESB3

For a list of general uses for SLES and other surfactants check out our Surfactants Formulation page or look at some of these specific uses for SLES: