Detergent thick

I am working with a formula and all was good until I added essential oils..
I had a nice thick viscous formula: water,sls,Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, cocamide dea,borax, diazolidinyl urea and iodopr.....
All was nice and thick until I added my essential oils!!

What can I add to get my viscosity back?
Warm Regards, JD


  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Normal. Hard to say more without seeing the formula but borax? Why borax?
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  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Oils crash viscosity all the time, especially terpenes, which I'm guessing are present in those essentials. You'll need a different builder to hold this up, likely a cellulosic gum.  Borax, SLS, Cocamide DEA, Germall? Very cool, I like it when folks formulate "old school".  Keep it up, JD, just don't sell it in California.
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