Videos: Differences in thickening between Crothix and Ritathix DOE. 

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 you can see in this video, Ritathix DOE thickens this body wash  – click here to see the formula – better than Crothix, but both basically work pretty well.

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.)