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    Making liquid soap from bar soap

    Hello, I have been learning how to make liquid soap from bar soap. Thus far I have been quite successful. I only encounter one problem. When turning the bar of soap into liquid handsoap the soap will not mix very well and becomes this 'suspension' however I was able to resolve this by mixing...
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    Foam soap seperates

    Hi all. New to soap making. I’ve recently tried making my own liquid foam soap, with castile soap and oils. But it has to be shaken every time we use it, seems like castile soap doesn’t keep combined. So here’s my question: is there a way of combining it all, without it getting seperated?
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    HELP URGENT!! Liquid soap problem and it’s “cooking” now!!

    Oh boy I made a big mistake!! I am an experienced soap maker both bar and liquid. I was too lazy to print the recipe for my soap (made a little adjustment) so i made the recipe on my phone on soapee. Measured my fat and water correctly but my iPhone removed the recipe result when you wait too...
  4. bellisimo

    Hello I'm new in Soap Making Forum!

    Hello community, my nickname is Bello, I've been studying soap making for more than a year, but never made soap until a month ago. Currently, I'm focused on Liquid Soap. I've been able to make two batches with different recipes that I calculated out of my year of learning. The first one came...
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    Mixing essential/fragrance oils after dilution

    I have recently made my first batch of liquid soap (paste) but have a couple questions regarding mixing in essential/fragrance oils. I purchased some polysorbate 80 but should I mix the polysorbate 80 with the EO/FO before mixing it into the diluted LS or can I add the polysorbate 80 into the...
  6. MeeraBubbles

    Bubble Bath Meltdown 😩😂

    Hi everyone, I’m new to making bubble bath. The original recipe i found calls for: 1/4 cup Vegetable Glycerin 1/2 cup Distilled water 1/2 cup unscented Castile soap I came up with a lovely combination of essential oils and makes my first batch. Aromatherapy wise it was perfect but my bubbles...
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    How do you colour liquid soap base?

    Hi! I was wondering what colourants are best for colouring liquid soap. I am not making the liquid soap (yet!) but buying from a supplier and adding colour and frgrance. I have used water based soap colourants in the past and found they didnt look so great as they left a ring of darker...
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    Additives in Liquid Soap

    Hello Soapers, Long time lurker, first time caller. I've been searching the ends of the internet to answer this question about additives in liquid soap, specifically colloidal oatmeal. I have a ton of colloidal oatmeal at my disposal, however, I'm not sure which part of the soaping...
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    Questions before 1st liquid castille attempt

    Hi to everyone, After many hours of reading the liquid soap forum i think i'm ready to give it a try for my first liquid soap. I have many experience in cp soap bars, but this seems like a new world to me and i feel as anxious as my first cp attempt! :) I've read so many information, that i...
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    Liquid soap to liquid

    Hello, This is my second liquid soap test and everything whent perfect until the dilution part. I must have added to much water because its very liquidy, i seen that adding salt can thicken the soap ( but how much salt to use?) My recipe contains 39 oz coconut oil and 13oz olive oil 13oz...
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    Liquid soap from paste - help.

    Hey everyone, This is my first post in the forums so you'll have to bare with me. I've been making soap since the start of the year. I make M&P and CP, and have also made liquid soap previously. This time I decided to use a store bought liquid soap paste from probably the most reputable...
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    Pomace vs. Pure in LS

    Hi guys! So up until now, I've used only pure olive oil in my liquid castile soap, but would really like to switch it out to pomace. Other than the obvious variations in the soapcalc recipe, will pomace have any impact in LS that would differ from using the pure OO? Thanks so much for...
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    Help- soapy potatoes!

    Hi, looking for some help. I made liquid soap for the second time yesterday. Last time it went cloudy and runny when I added the fragrance, but was acceptable for home use. This time, I went for 5% excess KOH (with citric acid as back up) and got a lovely thick, clear soap. I then added the...
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    Dog Shampoo?

    Hello, I have been trying to find a recipe online for liquid dog shampoo, but cannot find one from scratch. They all include already made dish detergent or store bought castile soap. I want to make a recipe from scratch. I have already made dog shampoo/soap bars, but I am trying to make this...
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    liquid soap

    I tried liquid soap today from scratch using Khydroxide - it started foaming when I added the lye to the oil and then started volcanoeing soon after that - what did I do wrong - once it cooled it's a thick pudding - but worried about it foaming again - did i get it too hot? or did I add a wrong...