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Essentially Natural Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder - Sulfate Free

Essentially Natural Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder - Sulfate Free

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INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

A solid surfactant, sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) powder is one of the most gentle anionic surfactants available and is a key ingredient in shampoo bars. It produces creamy abundant lather and has a luxurious skin feel.

More info on how to work with SCI:  Formulating With SCI

Our favourite formulas using SCI:

Sizes: 50g, 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg, 5kg or 25kg.

This product is certified: Vegan and Beauty Without Cruelty.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate powder is great for use in detergent bars, shampoo bars, soaps, shower gels and other surfactant formulas.

  • Low toxicity, low irritability and biodegradable
  • Mild and gentle on skin and eyes
  • High tolerance for hard water
  • Doesn’t leave any soap scum
  • Rich lather and complete rinse-off
  • Palm oil free. Produced from coconut sources
  • Sulfate free

Maximum 49.87% in rinse-off applications and 17% in leave-on applications. Don’t go over the maximum usage amount.

NB: Please ensure you wear a dust mask and goggles when working with this ingredient! Work in a well ventilated area.

To melt SCI, add the powder to a beaker and microwave in 10 second increments, stirring between each increment until fully melted. Then use quickly as it will soon start to re-solidify.

ASM: 87%


pH: 5-6.5

Shelf life: two years when stored correctly in a cool, dark place.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, in powder form. Produced from coconut sources, biodegradable, natural and renewable.

SDS available for download here

COA available for download here

Note: A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document sharing the outcomes of a scientific test. It helps us verify that a product meets the specified standards. These tests are conducted on product batches, so slight variations in results between different batches are normal. If the batch number on this COA doesn't match the one on the product you bought from us, please get in touch with us. This is just one recent instance. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

For Your Safety

This natural product is for external use only. Please exercise caution and do not ingest or take internally. Store away from children, animals, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Suné V.H.

Superrrr nice product!! Absolutely loved it in my shampoo bar and it bubbled as well as latherd soooo wel I was super impressed with it!! Must say the smell you got to put in some effort to extinguish it but over all super nicee!!

Nadia R.
Soft and gentle

Love using this product in my solid face wash! Soft and gentle on the skin.

Pat C.
Great product

I just love the self foaming but I'm going to try drop the % as it's very strong smelling. Going to play around and it's so versatile! Can use lots of other powdered botanicals!!

Thabiso C.

My foaming hand wash and foaming facial cleanser turned out perfect. Thank you EN Team for quick delivery and gifts

Nthabiseng M.

Its amazing to use- simple but effective surfactant. Love it
Thank you for your effeciency in making sure we get our ingredients on time and well packaged