Surfactants Table

These are the surfactants I own (excluding pre-blended ones) plus some other common ones. I found myself constantly looking up this information on them when formulating, so I decided to pull it together into a useful spreadsheet. I hope you find it helpful!

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You can also click on the names of the individual surfactants in the table to learn more about them in the Humblebee & Me DIY Encyclopedia!


Surfactant NameFormatChargepHActive MatterNotes, Sources, Where to Purchase
Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Silk Protein (Foaming Silk)Thin liquidAnionic6.5–8.031.5%SDS
Windy Point
Lotion Crafter
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)Powder, noodles, flakesAnionic4.5–6.5 (10% Solution)84%Ingredients to Die For
Windy Point
Cocamidopropyl BetaineThin liquidAmphoteric5–6 (10% Solution)30%Ingredients to Die For
Making Cosmetics
Windy Point
Sodium Coco Suphate (SCS)Powder, noodlesAnionic7.5–10.5 (1% solution)95%The Herbarie
Acme Hardesty
Sodium C14-16 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (Bio-Terge AS40)Thin liquidAnionic8–9 (10% in water)39%Voyageur
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate (Bio-Terge AS90)PowderAnionic8–10 (5% in water)88%Voyageur
Caprylyl/Capryl GlucosideLiquidNon-ionic11.5–12.560%Voyageur
Decyl GlucosideLiquidNon-ionic11–1251%Voyageur
Ingredients to Die For
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa)PowderAnionic5.0–7.5 (5% Solution)65%Voyageur
Windy Point
Ingedients to Die For
Coco GlucosideLiquidNon-ionic11.5–12.555%Ingredients to Die For
Sodium Lauryl SulfatePowderAnionic9.75–10.25 (1% solution)90%Save on Citric
Sodium Lauryl SulfateLiquidAnionic9.75–10.2529%Save on Citric
Disodium Laureth SulfosuccinateLiquidAnionic5.5–6.2 (10% in water)30–35%Voyageur
Sodium Laureth SulfateViscous liquidAnionic7.5 (10% solution)26%Voyageur
Lauryl GlucosidePasteNon-ionic12 (10% solution)50%Les Âmes Fleurs
Essence Plus
Sodium CocoamphoacetateSemi-viscous liquidAmphoteric8.0–10.0 (10% solution)38%Making Cosmetics
Essential Wholesale