Liquid Crothix: Easily thicken surfactant based liquid soaps or shampoos. There's no melting or heating required. Just add this to your room temperature soap or shampoo and mix until fully incorporated. And voila, you have thickened soap! Bubbles may become incorporated during the mixing process. Simply let the product sit up-right and these bubbles will work their way out leaving you with a clear final product. Usage rate 1-8%. We recommend a small test batch to make sure you add just the right amount for your desired thickness.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, PEG-6 Capric/Caprylic glycerides, water Common Name: Liquid Crothix
I used this to thicken liquid soap. I tried a lot of other things and was glad the crew at BB turned me on to this product. I am not a pro, new to soaping and used this successfully. I mixed a little at a time until I achieved desired thickness. I kept stiring with a spoon until it was fully incorporated. I have no separating at all, just smooth soap that pumps well out of the bottle. I appreciate the tip BB!!
I've used both the liquid and pastille forms of Crothix and found the pastilles much easier to work with. The amount of pastilles to use was always spot on while the amount of liquid varied each time.
I had used the crothix pastilles to make my liquid soap, and was IN LOVE! When I went to order again, I was notified that Bramble Berry did not carry it anymore :( It was suggested to try this. I did....my soap did not thicken at all! I used almost my entire 16oz bottle for (I believe) 32oz of soap...and it still was not thickened! Now, I have a bunch of "runny" liquid soap :( I really loved the crothix pastilles, and wish it were back.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Amy! I'm sorry the Liquid Crothix did not work for you. That is super strange! I will email you directly to help figure out what went wrong.
I used this with my liquid soap diluted at 1:2.5....I used the crothix at 4% and my soap was just as thick and beautiful as commercial brands. I love this product! My recipe consisted of castor oil, olive oil, soybean, jojoba, and coconut. Great product!
I bought this to gain a more reliable thickening agent than solid crothix. I used it at 2.5% rate for Castile soap. Didn't work, then I filled the empty bottle up with water and gave it a shake, and yes it thickened to slime, but added to my product it's not noticeable at all. Now I have liquid Castile soap that costs just as much to produce as buying the Doctor B brand with zero margin for profit, and isn't a darn bit thicker! If 2.5% doesn't thicken noticeably, there is no way that this product can be used without loosing money. Seriously disappointed.
One good thing that it earned a single star for was the increased lather it gave to my Castile soap, before addition it had small tight bubbles, after addition it had large lathery bubbles that are popular in hand soaps today.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi AJ! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. You can add this product up to 8%, which will help thicken your soap. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
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