I have a simple 100% coconut oil / 0% SF soap that I use for dishes, with citric acid and unscented easy peasy. I just ran out of paste, and I want to try it with glycerin now to make a thicker soap. I've read the tutorials till Im crosseyed and I need better minds than mine to help. ________________________________________________ Original recipe: 729 g water mixed with 8.5 g citric acid & 1.75 TBS sugar (without citric acid Id use 243 g KOH (90% pure), with CA use 250 g KOH) add 250 g KOH - dissolve 850 g coconut oil melted Mix hot, stickblend to taffy, cook to no zap, portion out, dilute some and bag some for use later. ________________________________________________ I would like to substitute the water used to make the paste with glycerin Questions: 1) Im not seeing a 90% KOH purity option on the summerbee meadow calc, so this was figured with various calculators and excel - but do the numbers look vaguely right? 2) If I want to change this to a full glycerin recipe, shall I just use 750 g glycerin (3X the weight of the KOH) 3) can I dissolve 8.5 g citric acid in the glycerin before the lye just like in water? 4) can I (should I) add the 1.75 TBSP sugar to the glycerin before the lye as well? 5) I do not have a stove top safe stainless steel pot for heating the glycerin to dissolve the KOH - can I use my crockpot on high? 6) should I add sodium lactate to the paste recipe or dilution water? If yes, why? Bonus question - Ive recently acquired some SLSa and cocoamidopropyl betaine for future projects. Can I (should I) add a bit for even more bubbles? My whole purpose behind making liquid dish soap is that hubby HATES scented dish soap, and I don't need to slather on moisturizer after using it. For this new recipe I would follow Irish Lass's "whisk hot KOH solution into oils off heat for 10 minutes until you see bubbles, or not. Leave 4-6 hours off of heat until its paste" method.