Potassium Cocoate Base

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Coconut oil potassium soap

Potassium Cocoate is a soap which can be used as a base for “natural” type shampoos, hand soaps and other personal care products. It’s an all natural liquid surfactant made from 100% whole coconut oil and potassium hydroxide resulting in a liquid soap. Because of the great flash foaming properties of potassium cocoate this product is an excellent primary or secondary surfactant for use in liquid soaps, shampoos, and scrubs. Not meant for use above 35% in cosmetic formulations as this may potentially cause skin irritation due to the low C fatty acid chains.

Our product contains glycerine derived from the coconut oil which acts as a natural moisturiser. When used at less than 10% in the formulation, potassium cocoate works well for baby shampoos and body washes.

This surfactant can be easily diluted with botanical or distilled water alone. If you’re feeling more adventurous you may also add our Cocoamido betaine to obtain a finer foam structure and you can dilute the subsequent surfactant mix with water in combination with small amounts of fragrance, oils, and/or herbal extracts and essential oils.

Simply combine and mix thoroughly.

Potassium Cocoate features

      • Naturally derived surfactant
      • Made from Coconut Oil
      • Contains high level of derived Glycerin
      • Colour neutral
      • High foaming performance
      • Produced from Vanuatu Fair trade oils

Can be used in a diverse range of applications from personal care to household application

Classification(s) / Application(s): Surfactants; Anionic; Personal Care; Specialty Markets; Detergent

Personal Care – Cosmetic Ingredients ,

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

0.5 kg, 1 kg, 5 kg, 20 kg, 200 kg

Technical Data


Appearance Transparent liquid
 Odour Typical
 Colour Light golden yellow
 pH >10.5
 Solubility Water soluble

SYNONYMS : Coco fatty acids, potassium salts; Coconut acid, potassium salt; Coconut oil acids, potassium salts; Fatty acids, coconut oil, potassium salts; Fatty acids, coco, potassium salts Potassium cocoate

FORMULA  R-Na  where R is the coconut fatty acid

CAS # 61789-30-8

Potassium cocoate is used in a wide range of products and formulas including liquid soaps, shampoos, cleaning products and much more.




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