How to Thin Soap?

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haunsdoger

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I'm using potassium hydroxide in soap making,
therefore it is not a hard soap but it is still
thick.

Does anyone know how to make it thinner?
Thin enough to pump?

Water does not work.

Thanks for any suggestions!
George
 

haunsdoger

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Sorry,
7oz Water
6oz each of the following
Hemp
Walnut
Cherry Kernel

1oz babassu
2.3 oz KO2

Its a wonderful body soap. Does have alot of oil
to coat this old goat so it has to be put in the fridge.
I like it, just would like it to be runny, pumpable.
Thanks all,
George
 

donniej

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I'm new to soap making but not to working with oils. And I strongly doubt you'll be able to thin it out enough to get it to pump cold (cold as in out of the refrigerator).
 

haunsdoger

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I kinda figured that....
I like the soap alot so I'll live with it!

Thank you all for your help!
George
 

IanT

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you could just put it in a jar and take a handful or use a spoon or something?? :)
 

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Try reading Catherine Failors book on making liquid soap. She has a lot of great recipes in there, info on how to get it to the consistency that you like, stuff like that.

On running your recipe thru Soapmaker, it seems like you could be using more water - another couple of ounces.
 

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