An Aloe question

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Aug 16, 2008
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Hi to everyone, i am Michele i own Earth's Essence LLC an all natural Bath and Body care business. I've been making my own soaps and soap recipes for nearly 7 years now, and I haven't bough a 'store bar soap' in nearly 8-9 years.... I am always looking for new ideas and ways to push the barriers with the whole soapmaking process...

I do have a question however, has anyone ever tried using 'Aloe juice' instead of water in their soap recipe, if so how did your soap turn out? I've bought a bottle of Aloe juice to add to my witch hazel body misters and I have so much of this stuff left over, i don't really use it for anything else, and I'm not drinking it, it tastes nasty LOL...... if you have ever used this in a soap recipe or have any thoughts on it, please let me know, Like I said I am always looking to push the soapmaking barriers! LOL
Hi Michele, I sub. half of my liquid for aloe juice when I make my lye solution. since Im new to this and started doing this in some of my very first batches (that I did not have to throw out :lol: ) Im not sure if it makes the soap feel any different, or just good for the skin? but it works for me!! good luck
I often use all aloe juice for my liquid. The lye dissolves just fine in it but I sometimes have a bit of frothy looking stuff on top as the liquid cools and it is not entirely clear like with water. It soaps normally. I don't know if it adds anything or not, but I like to think that those soaps are gentler on the skin. My dh only uses those soaps that have it in it as he has very sensitive skin and says these feel best to him. Only one opinion, then, on this...but one I value.
thank you both for your replies, I've got some Aloe Liquid. I in some ways thought it would be okay to go ahead and try, but you know how it is, when you don't want to loose any ingredients, especially when your on a tight budget, LOL...

Thank you so much, I am going to the kitchen here in a few minutes and get to making some more soaps!

I've just recently started making pure olive oil soaps I was going to give the aloe liquid a try with one of my olive oil soaps, see if I can get an even milder soap out of it.... probably not, but you know a true soaper, we are always looking to make something better, LOL...... I think it's a soapers way, hahahahhahahahahhahahaaha.
I also use Aloe Juice in my soap - but I really believe once the juice is added to the lye, most (if not all) of the benefits of the Aloe are destroyed by the extreme heat. The only way to preserve/protect the Aloe is to keep the temps of the Lye down as low as possible, and even that may not work. But I feel better mixing my Lye and Aloe in an ice bath.