Dearest Soapers, I just wanted to share my recent LS experience and ask if anyone has any input on thickening and dilution, and CO LS uses in general. So here's my volcano. I'm pretty sure everything was just too hot. I returned the spilled paste back into the crock pot to try to cook it a little longer, I zap and clarity tested it from several areas and it passed. Also, is it just me or does it not take hours to get it to paste stage like most recipes say? It never takes me more than 15-20 mins. Is it maybe because I work with a smaller batch of 500g oil? Re: thickness... I wanted to get a thicker LS only because I use it in my dish washing wand dispenser thing and my usual LS just flows right through the sponge. I have to squirt some on the sponge end every time I wash dishes which is no big deal, but just thought I'd try tweaking the formula to get a slightly thicker LS. I read up on thickening CO LS on several threads on this forum as well as online. Glycerin and low dilution seemed to be the best bet, so I tried subbing 1/3 of the water with glycerin, and diluted using minimal water ending up at 1: 0.6 paste to water. I also added some Sodium Lactate which I'm not sure made a difference. I'd appreciate any advise on my recipe or process. Here's my recipe: 100% CO SF 0% 2:1 liquid to oil subbed out 1/3 of the water with glycerin diluted at 1 : 0.6 paste to water SL at 3% of paste weight Re: dilution... In the past I made my CO LS using a 1:1 dilution rate. But this time i ended up with 1: 0.6 with minimal dilution and the SL. It diluted perfectly. But now I have a really strong LS. I'm tempted to just adjust it to 1:1 and use as normal since the thickness isn't that different and it's so unnecessarily concentrated. What do you think?