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  1. poramor

    Is DOS soap recyclable?

    Thank you! I get the point!
  2. poramor

    Is DOS soap recyclable?

    I keep soap leftovers to eventually rebatch, but this time I waited too long and the scraps have staled and developed DOS. Us there a way of recycling it? What happens if I Rebatch and use the soap for laundry?
  3. poramor

    could extra virgin oo cause cloudy liquid soap?

    Thanks to all for their feedback! Its amazing the help provided by this forum´s members! My original batch had 7 kilos of oil. I used soapee to make the calculations. The total lye using 4% superfat was 1,558.5 grams and when I changed the superfat to 0%, the lye came up to 1,623.5 gram, a...
  4. poramor

    could extra virgin oo cause cloudy liquid soap?

    I changed 2 things in my liquid soap formula: 1.) I used extra virgin instead of "non-extra virgin" olive oil and 2.) I used 4% superfat instead of 0%. My formula has olive, coconut, sesame oil, and small amounts of castor and wheatgerm oil. Usually I get clear liquid soap, though last time it...
  5. poramor

    Using fats to use up excess lye in liquid soap

    Thank you DeeAnna and AliOop for your feedback. I used a cold process method to cook the soap base. I used the handmixer continuosly for as long as it was feasable and then covered it well and occasionaly mixed manually. It reached a nice amber color and when tested in hot water, the water...
  6. poramor

    Using fats to use up excess lye in liquid soap

    DeeAnna, thank you for your comment. How do I go about adding fat to the soap base? Can I add some olive oil which is tge main ingredient in the formula? What percentage of the soso base weight should I start out testing? Should I add dustiled water also?
  7. poramor

    Using fats to use up excess lye in liquid soap

    In an old thread "fixing lye heavy liquid soap," Dye Anna tought me a great solution to fix lye heavy soP that had alreadybeen dissolved and it involved adding a citric acid or borax solution. Is it a good idea to go ahead and add water to the soap base and then fix it with citric acid?
  8. poramor

    Using fats to use up excess lye in liquid soap

    I made liquid soap with a formula I’ve used before with good results, but this time I get zapped with the soap base but I can’t pinpoint what I did wrong. My question is how can I neutralize the excess lye if I don’t know how much oil is missing. The soap is cooked but I haven't added water to...
  9. poramor

    Fixing very low KOH in liquid soap batch.

    I made a big mistake making liquid soap a couple of days ago and I´m so absent minded I hadn´t realized until now! I used Soapee calculator for the formula of my soap but I checked the NaOH button, although I know perfectly well it should have been KOH. So I used KOH in my soap but in the...
  10. poramor

    Saving cold process soap with low fragance

    Time and again I'm amazed at the wisdom and common sense I find here. Thank you! I hope some day I can give good advice to people like you do, although I know my mistakes are a way for other people to learn.
  11. poramor

    Saving cold process soap with low fragance

    I added too little essential oil to cold process soap I made. Is it possible to make it more fragrant after it is done? For example, will it improve if I put it in a box and add cotton swabs damped in essential oil?
  12. poramor

    Lavender and peppermint eos thicken my liquid soap too much

    Wow, I really apreciate your advice DeeAnna and Zany_in_co!
  13. poramor

    Lavender and peppermint eos thicken my liquid soap too much

    I was hoping there could be some sort of catalyst that could make the liquid soap less viscous doing the opposite of what adding salt does. I saw a thread a whie ago that stated that adding aloe vera could achieve this but that experiment I don´t know how it turned out in the long run.
  14. poramor

    Lavender and peppermint eos thicken my liquid soap too much

    Thank you DeeAnna for your suggestion. I know adding water is an option but I would prefer not to lower the scent. What percentage of this eo mixture would you add to maintain a nice fragrance?
  15. poramor

    Lavender and peppermint eos thicken my liquid soap too much

    I scent my liqud soap with equal parts of lavender and peppermint eos, 1.2% of the diluted soap. The soap stays clear but it gets too thick and clumpy and though it improves after a month or more, I wonder if there is a way to reduce its viscosity without having to reduce the percentage of eos...
  16. poramor

    Only my peppermint CP soaps develop DOS!

    I would be very grateful if some fellow member could help me with this dilema. I make 25 pound batches of cold process soap which I divide at light trace into four sub-batches with different essential oils and additives. The last sub-batch I work on is the simplest one, with only peppermint...
  17. poramor

    Oh No! Is this DOS?

    Hello, The image shows droplets that appear on the cold process soap I Made yesterday and covered up with a plastic sheet. There's also a tint of Orange which shouldn't be from the eo which is 100% peppermint. Maybe it could come from the oils: one of them is sesame oil macerated with calendula...
  18. poramor

    fixing lye heavy liquid soap

    Thanks again DeeAnna! How do I go about ADDING more KOH? I would think the method would be similar to when I added the citric acid: Make a KOH solution (what concentration should I use?). Try first on samples... Is that right?
  19. poramor

    fixing lye heavy liquid soap

    Hello Dee Anna and fellow forum members. So, I followed DeeAnna's instructions, made a 20% citric acid solution and tried it on several samples. I found I could add up to 7.5% of thethe solution to the samples without it turning cloudy so I went ahead with bigger amounts. I divided the 15 kilos...
  20. poramor

    fixing lye heavy liquid soap

    Thanks so much for your help DeeAnna! I tried the zap test and sure enough, I got zapped. I checked the numbers in soapcalc.net and the level of 90% KOH I used comes out to be ok, even with 5% super fat but I must have misread my formula at some point. I plan to follow your advice and try...
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