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Fresh fruit juices as water in lye mix? Thoughts?

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RogueRose

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I guess just about any fruit juice could be used but I'm looking at citrus, mainly Orange (naval), lemon & lime (would add grapefruit but don't have any.

I was planning on pureeing the peeled fruit body and then pressing the juices out.

The juice will have sugar, that's for sure, as well as acid, so a little extra lye might be in need.

Any experience or thoughts on this?
 

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Nope, it won't work. Watch this for the explanation

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFOdi989-aU[/ame]
 

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I'm thinking that's way too much acid to still end up with soap. You would need to add more lye, but I'm not sure there's an easy way to calculate how much extra you will need.
May I ask what you're looking to accomplish, using those juices instead of water?
 

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You can use a variety of less acidic fruits for a portion of the water. I've seen pumpkin, avocado, peaches, cucumber, strawberries, watermelon, tomato, blueberries, blackberries, apples... the list goes on.

ETA: folks tend to puree instead of buying juice straight out...
 
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