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Old 01-06-2016, 05:08 PM   #1
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I decided yesterday to go ahead and make the mechanic soap with kerosene. I researched this forum and spent many many hours reading and re-reading the posts. I jotted down many notes and finally settled on "how" I was going to do it. I took notes on the steps and wanted to share in case anyone else was interested. Sorry, I only took pictures of the soap cut and not pictures of the process as I was wanted to make sure I done things correctly. I used a cardboard Velveeta box with a plastic bag as a liner for my mold because I wasn't sure if the kerosene would linger or damage the silicone molds. I made a 21 oz batch following the formula on here of how to determine mold size. The batter fit almost perfectly, it came above the top a hair, but I just piled it up. I decided on a 70% lard 30% coconut oil and soapcalc gave me the following:

Water as percent of oil weight: 38%
Superfat: 5%
Lard-14.70 oz
Coconut Oil: 6.30 oz
Water: 7.98 oz
Lye: 3.07 oz

Additives: 2.1 oz kerosene (10%)
1.35 oz fine ground pumice (thanks doriettefarm )

I mixed my lye solution and let it sit. Then I measured out my oils and nuked them to melt. When they had cooled a bit, I used the laser thermometer and seen the lye was around 90 and oils around 125. I added kerosene to the oils and pulsed a couple times with the stick blender to mix it. Then I poured in my lye solution and alternated stick blending on low, stir, then high, stir for several minutes (didn't time it, but guessing around 7 minutes or so) until I got it to what I felt was a thick trace (consistency per my notes was between brownie batter and cake batter--sorry I cook allot so that's my guide lol). Added in the pumice and stick blended until mixed good. Poured into my mold and covered with a piece of cardboard. At around 6 hours, the soap was hard, so I unmolded and cut. Hopefully it turns out to be what my husband was wanting, but we will see in a month or so.
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I'm curious to see how your hubs likes it! Looks great!


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I'm curious to see how your hubs likes it! Looks great!
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I too will be interested to see how it is with nasty black grease compared to plain pumice soap.
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How much mechanic per pound of oils did you add?

Looks good. How is the smell?
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How much mechanic per pound of oils did you add?

Looks good. How is the smell?
It actually isn't as strong as I was thinking it would be. I figured it would really smell like kerosene, but it isn't too bad. I got the lo-odor kerosene, so maybe that's why. The bar that he had tried before worked really well, but I think it smelled of kerosene more and since I didn't have the recipe, I read through these forums and found lots of info on the stain stick lol.
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Waiting patiently to hear of the results! Thanks so much for sharing, Bamagirl- this on still on my 'to do' list. I have all the ingredients, I just need to actually do it! lol


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Waiting patiently to hear of the results! Thanks so much for sharing, Bamagirl- this on still on my 'to do' list. I have all the ingredients, I just need to actually do it! lol


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Yep, I am also curious about what you think of this, Bamagirl. I know Mike in PDX shared his thoughts about this type of recipe, but I've not tried it myself to have an opinion.
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I love white soap, yours looks great. The kerosene is to clean hands? First time I have heard of this, how interesting.


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