Soap Nuts- Sapindus Mukorossi Extract

DavidWDavidW Member, PCF student
edited July 2014 in Resources
Does anyone know where to buy Sapindus Mukorossi Extract (Soap Nuts)?  It is used in making a body wash.  Thanks.

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Yes, I do. I've been working with this stuff a lot. Do you need a certified organic version?
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Just as a FYI - our customers with tree nut allergies freak when they hear about products made with soap nuts. They are Soap BERRIES.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • DavidWDavidW Member, PCF student
    @Bobzchemist Thanks for the reply Bob.  No, customer did not stipulate that it need to be organic.  I appreciate any info you can give me.
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Ecological Surfactants http://www.ecologicalsurfactants.com/ would be my first choice. They sell a variety of different grades with different preservative systems, depending on just how natural/organic you need to be.

    NaturOli also makes a concentrate called Extreme 18X. http://www.naturoli.com/, but they just have the one grade, as far as I know.

    There are other suppliers out there as well.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • DavidWDavidW Member, PCF student
    @bobzchemist Thank you very much for the info Bob.
  • @bobzchemist Thank you for pointing out this is derived from berries and not tree nuts.

    I used the link you provided, read the info, and learned this has a high HLB. The company states it would be useful in emulsification including oil in water. Have you used the ingredient this way? Just curious if it would be effective and hold the emulsification with a low HLB ingredient.
  • PolymergirlPolymergirl Member, PCF student
    Bob, again thank you for the wealth of information you provide!
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    I haven't tried it as an emulsifier. It's not a very good surfactant for cleaning.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
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