SCI Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder

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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate powder is a great choice for shampoo bars when melting is not required.

SCI is the sodium salt ester of coconut fatty acid. It is a very gentle surfactant. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder is non-drying, creates luxurious foam and leaves a silky feeling on the skin. The powder is a great choice when wanting to achieve smooth shampoo bars for a faster melt. Melt slowly with your other surfactants. We recommend adding to liquid surfactants.

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We also offer micro noodles,. 

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is an extremely gentle surfactant based on coconut fatty acids. Mild enough for baby cleansers, personal hygiene, and toiletries while still offering very efficient cleansing and low odour. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a surfactant and is commonly seen in hair care products like shampoos because of its ability to help water to mix with oil and dirt, allowing them to be more easily rinsed away. Delivers excellent luxurious foam while leaving a very nice silky feeling on the skin. It does not dry the skin, or hair, making it an excellent choice for the formulation of all cleansers. One of the most popular choices for shampoo and body bars due to its high performance in soft or hard water. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is also one of the key ingredients in Foaming Bath Butter and solid shampoo bars.

The active surfactant level is 84%

Use: 55% in a rinse-off formula like shampoo bars

  • add to the liquid surfactant phase
  • process with slow steady heat to dissolve into other surfactants then mix surfactant phase with high shear (it is best to process this way so that you process using your stick blender only with the straight surfactants to avoid excess foam)
  • mix into formulations preventing excessive foam

CAUTION: Like any dry surfactant it can be irritating to the nose and lungs. We recommend always using a mask when handling this product.

INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Storage: Tightly Sealed, Protected from Moisture / Heat
Shelf: 24 Months when Properly Stored / Handled
Polarity: Anionic
pH: 10% Solution - 4.5 to 6.5

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Valentyna Naboka
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

I love Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate in my formulations. The final product PH is more acidic but is easy to adjust to bring it to ideal PH4.4 for shampoo. Although it all depends on what else you use in your formula. I do find it more health concern to work with because it is very fine powder. I wish it came in a very thick paste form lol

SCI Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate POWDER


Patricia Palmer-Wright
I have used it for my allergy prone (adult), daughter so far no complaints!

Seems to work the same as slsa, love the bubbles! 😍

Lise Clermont

I love the SCI very easy to work with. And good price. Thank you

SCI Powder

Definitely easier to work with than the noodles or flakes.