Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) / Lathanol
|Description||Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) is a solid anionic surfactant of vegetable origin. Puts foam in bath formulations. Works well in soft and hard water. It meets ECOCERT standards. This product is derived from coconut and palm oil, so it's 100 percent natural. It is not the same thing as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)—it is a much gentler surfactant.|
|INCI||Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate|
|Appearance||A very fine white powder|
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) is non-irritating to the skin at up to 70%.
Liquid Foaming Bath Products: 3-8%
(SLSA can be irritating to the nose and throat, we recommend wearing a mask when working with it.)
|How to Work with It||
Wear a dust mask! Inhaling airborne powdered surfactants is unbelievably unpleasant.
You can dissolve it into the heated water phase for liquid concoctions, or stir/mash the powder into blends of butters and/or other surfactants to create syndet bars. It can also be added to the powder phase of bath bombs and other bath products.
|Scent||Characteristic of surfactants—detergenty|
|pH||5–7.5 (5% solution)|
|Active Surfactant Matter||65%|
|Why do we use it in formulations?||It offers fantastic, rich lather to our products. Due to the small particle size it readily dissolves in water, making it a great choice for things like bath bombs and foaming bath salts.|
|Strengths||Wonderful, rich, long-lasting lather.|
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks||
SLSa is an easy way to make almost anything foam!