coffee shampoo

BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
How much caffeine do you think there should be in a coffee shampoo? (In mg per kilo.)
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  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    edited October 2016
    Careful!! FPO gives 6153  hits for keywords "caffeine" and "shampoo".

    Claimed caffeine content in EP1396261 is in the range 0.0001% - 30%

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    Use of caffeine for the manufacture of a cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulation for improving natural skin protection.

    2.


    Use according to claim 1, for the treatment and / or prophylaxis of disorders which are associated with a lack of regeneration of the epidermis.

    3.


    Use according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said skin male skin or female skin with an elevated testosterone levels.

    4.


    Use according to one of the aforementioned claims wherein the caffeine is present in the formulation in an amount of 0.001 to 30 wt .-%.

    5.


    Use according to claim 3, wherein the caffeine is present in the formulation in an amount of 0.01 to 2 wt .-%.

    6.


    The use of any of the aforementioned claims, wherein the caffeine is used in combination with other active components, selected from the group consisting of vitamins, flavonoids, sunscreens, moisturizing agents, terpenoids, saccharides, plant extracts, oligopeptides or polypeptides and other secondary plant accompanying substances.

    7.


    Use according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the formulation is in the form of an emulsion, a liposome preparation or a Nanospherenzubereitung.

    8.


    Use according to claim 6, wherein the emulsion is an emulsion of the type W / O, O / W or W / O / W.


  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Make a shampoo using coffee concentrate, ignore the caffeine concentration. Don't claim it anywhere, shouldn't be a problem with the patent.
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Claimed caffeine content in EP1396261 is in the range 0.0001% - 30%
    range is so large that's not very helpful. . . I see that that patent has expired anyway. 1 large mug of coffee has somewhere around 100mg, so I suppose approx. 100mg/kilo might be a starting point. Which is around 0.01%
    The test batch sold out immediately and we have customers waiting.
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  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    @Belassi Coffee available on shelves in markets??? Is that what you have used here???
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Yes, exactly! Brewed 100% organic Columbian.
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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    What a great idea. If your employees get to drink some of the coffee before you use it in the shampoo, I want to work with you.

    Also, coffee scrub made from the grounds...
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Hey thanks for the coffee scrub idea. Have to test to see that it doesn't stain the skin! Although, that would be yet another product...
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    edited November 2016
    I can see it now... 
    "SCRUB 'N TAN"
    - Why put TOXIC CHEMICALS on your body when you want to look good on the beach? Our new ALL NATURAL product is CHEMICAL FREE! What could be more natural than COFFEE? So don't delay, scrub off those dead cells today and be golden, with SCRUB 'N TAN.
    (Safe when used as directed. Do not exceed stated amount)
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  • Its difficult to get caffeine anhydrous into solution in your water phase right?
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    I don't know, but I haven't got a source for it anyway. It's just a curiosity at the moment.
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  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    for what it's worth, many years ago we used to manufacture a mixture of coffee grounds and powdered indigo, and sell it as a brown hair dye
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    This is so nice that it is going to be a new product. I've finalised the percentage of licorice now. With the pearliser it has a lovely appearance, like metallic bronze. And it leaves the hair very shiny. The fragrance being natural tends to fade a bit, so I think I will add a little, maybe 0.2%, coffee fragrance oil to it.
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    I'm having a viscosity problem. Over time, it is becoming thinner. No other change noticed.
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  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Amazing. The coffee shampoo is selling twice as well as the others despite the fact we priced it 50% more expensive. And we're already getting repeat orders. I'm going to continue refining the details of this product.
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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Wow. Congratulations!
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  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    I am definitely inspired @Belassi, thanks for the update and thorough ideas. 


  • roast 50 gram fresh coffee seeds , then without grinding , boil in one liter water for 10 minutes , and leave it for 12 hours then seperat the seeds from water with clean mesh . use this water recipe to formulate the your shmpoo ( adding the texabon and the other gredients )
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    I realised what the viscosity problem is. Seems to be some pH drift. I am unsure as to whether the coffee or licorice is responsible. Coffee is supposed to have an acidic pH. However, I have found it necessary to adjust the final pH with citric acid. (pH=5) The drift was towards basic. The fragrance remains remarkably stable considering no fragrances were added. 
    Also, we had a phone call from the original customer. She says that her husband is showing a fuzz of new hair growth. We'll have to wait and see on that one. Still, the sensorials are great, it's like shampooing with a Starbucks latte.

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    I want to try some!
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