Potassium Cocoate is the potassium salt of coconut fatty acid. It's an all natural liquid surfactant made from 100% whole coconut oil and potassium hydroxide. Because of the flash foaming properties of potassium cocoate this product is great for use in liquid soaps, shampoos, and scrubs. Not meant for use above 35% in recipe formulations. This product contains glycerin as a natural moisturizer. When used at less than 10% in formulation, potassium cocoate works well for baby shampoo and bodywash.
This surfactant can be easily diluted with botanical or distilled water alone. If you're feeling more adventurous you may also dilute the surfactant with water in combination with small amounts of fragrance, oils, and/or extracts. Simply combine and mix thoroughly.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Potassium Cocoate, GlycerinCommon Name: Potassium Cocoate
I wanted to add a surfactant to my whipped scrubs, this is definitely not a surfactant. When I added this to my base it separated. Great for liquid soap, but the description confused me.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi there! I'm sorry this product was not what you were expecting. We love the Potassium Cocoate as an all natural liquid surfactant. It works wonderfully in liquid soaps, though we've also had great success in scrubs as seen in our How to Make Fresh Rain Sugar Scrub video tutorial. Customer service has contacted you directly to help troubleshoot!
I added this to my olive oil Castile liquid soap and a separate batch with just distilled water. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. I will be ordering this again soon.
I use this for a body was, hand was, etc. I made the Argan Shampoo on Soapqueen, and while it wasn't the right formulation for my hair, it works well for a baby shampoo and a body wash. People love things made with coconut oil! I just changed the extracts in the recipe to be more nourishing. Also, you can change the oil in the Recipe to Jojoba, which is better for skin. Love it!!!
This is one of the few products from BB that I've been disappointed with. The PO is fairly low sudsing - not the worst thing ever - but when combined with butters and sugars for a soapy scrub, left a very waxy feel on my skin (and I tried two different recipes [one from a BB newsletter] just to make sure).
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Steffanee! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. We've found it creates a scrub that is moisturizing and non-greasy, as seen in this Soap Queen TV Episode on How to Make Fresh Rain Sugar Scrub. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this issue!
I am seconding Marshas' review. I almost purchased this when I read the description, but then I saw Marshas review. The description is completely misleading, and I would have been very upset had I purchased this product, especially since the only approved returns are pretty much just molds & tools. "Natural liquid surfactant" makes people think of SLS and Coco Betaine, etc., NOT liquid soap made with lye. Please change the description to show that this is a LIQUID LYE SOAP, not a surfactant. Also, the correct INCI would be Distilled Water, Coconut Oil and Potassium Hydroxide.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Julie! The ingredient listing of this product is correct. There is no lye present in the final product. The product has been analyzed and that is what is present. It is 100% saponified coconut oil, there is nothing else added to it. The reason it can't be used at 100% in your recipes is because coconut oil is more harsh than other oils. However, it does make a great ingredient at 30% or less in your products! I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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