We’ve been talking a bit about increasing viscosity over the last few days as we worked on a potential duplication for Bath & Body Works CocoShea Honey Shower Jelly (Member exclusive). I’ve been working with so many new thickeners over the last 2 years, and I’m getting it all together to finally share what I’ve been doing with you.
As much as I love Crothix as a thickener, it doesn’t work for all surfactants. It’s great for things like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLes), and so on, but it won’t thicken decyl glucoside, for instance.
As a note, when I was editing this video, I completely forgot I was listening to music, so you may want to turn down the volume for the 1% to and 2% added sections, and turn it back up for the last bit. (If metal is your thing, the song is “Trial by Fire” by Blind Guardian.)