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(EX. VAT) 200 ml £5.99
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Natural Surfactant Base

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A mild surfactant with excellent cleaning ability due to its rich and dense foam which does not dry the skin. It is sulfate free.

A clear, semi viscous liquid with a slight odour that disappears when made up into the finished product. It’s a blend of anionic, non-ionic and amphoteric surfactants  derived from palm, coconut and corn.

It produces a rich, dense foam that is effective at cleansing but has an exceptionally mild profile making it ideal for use in sensitive skin shampoos, baby products, facial cleansers, shaving creams and gentle body washes.

Non ethoxylated and sulfate free.

Can be added at the Stage 1 (fat stage) when making an emulsified cleanser.

The optimum finished pH is 5 as long as this is also effective for the preservative chosen. This is also the pH where the product thickens best.


Aqua, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Cococyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate
The individual materials that make up Natural Surfactant Base are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
Use in cleansers, bubble baths, facial washes and hand washes.

Excellent for all sensitive skin types.

Hair Care
Excellent for everyday shampoos to cleanse without stripping the scalp.

Gentle for sensitive and irritated scalps.

Sulfate free.

Use 20% to 50% in body washes and shampoos for adults.

Use 20% to 30% in baby baths and baby shampoos.

Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only formulations.

As it already contains glycerin, there is no need to add any more in your formulations.

Suggested Blends
Combines well with Natural Fat Restorer to give good foaming and thickening.

The Simplest Body Wash Ever!
Stage 1: (room temperature)

50% Natural Surfactant Base
49% Bottled Spring Water
1% Preservative Eco
100% Total


Blend all together, bottle and label.

Sensitive Skin Body Wash
Stage 1: (room temperature)

25% Natural Surfactant Base
2% Natural Fat Restorer

Stage 2: (room temperature)
64% Bottled Spring Water
3% EcoChic Conditioning Agent

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
4% D-Panthenol
1% Preservative Eco
0.75% Lavender Essential Oil, High Altitude
0.25% Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
100% Total


Combine Stage 1 ingredients together and they will thicken.

Dissolve the EcoChic Conditioning Agent into the water.

Add to the Stage 1 mixture and stir thoroughly. Do not create a foam.

Combine the Stage 3 ingredients and then add to the body wash. Bottle and label.

For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Historical Information
The term “surfactant” comes from an abbreviation of surface active agent. It lowers the surface tension between two liquids and in this way, acts as a detergent.
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