I only like powdered kale in milk when i need extra energy.. but any other way no.. but i wondered about soap because i have several boxes of kale powderno, just no.... Kale is gross.
ok ok so I don't know about soaping it, just eating it is yucky to ME !!!
Trust me it is. It's like somebody turned off the heat and turned on the October this morning. I just figured it would have to be cold to frost through a Box in through a packet so January sounded like enoughJANUARY !!?!??? Shoot, November and we have frost... if not snow lol
I thought WI was a 'Cold" state like me
Thank you! Interesting thread.Hi msunnerstood,
I too happend to be looking for information on additives and came across this (below) detailed thread of what can be added into soaps. It turns out you can add anything into soap.
But what i was actually after was to understand if any of these additives hold their properties post soaponification.
Like Turmeric is a miracle plant and we here in India use to for soooo many things, both externally and is also consumed.
But will SOME, if not ALL the benefits actually carry fwd post the soponification process?
I ask because i have read so many studies that say that we Indians might actually be cooking out food way too much to get the yummy flavors our foods have, but in the bargain we lose the "Goodness" of the ingredients that are used to make it, like foro example.... hmmmm turmeric. This is quite opposed to the Chinese and the Japaneses ways of cooking which retains the "goodness" of the ingredients and thus helps the population have stronger immune systems, give then their young looks and awesome skin.
So what i found is that there are two types of additives,
1) Additives used to provide the soap with properties that it does not originally have, like Castile soaps don't make lather and sugar is added for that reason. Similarly we can add,
Sodium Lactate, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Chloride - for hardness and ease of unmolding
Some Clays for slip and to anchor the fragrance in the soaps
Some roots for the color they give (we need to know how to color transforms, if it does, post soponification)
2) Additives that are supposed to be very beneficial for the skin and don't really add to the properties of the soap except might be the speed of the trace. Like Spices, Herbs, Roots, resigns etc (quite a comprehensive list in the link i provided in this article a lil above)
SO i wonder if the second set of additives are just to make for an attractive label and variations in the soap shop or do SOME, if not ALL the benefits actually carry fwd post the soponification process?
Kale itself is not native here so no clue... Sorry!
Most people who ask this type of question are wanting quick, easy answers to complicated science questions or they are seeking confirmation of their belief in the magical properties of additive X. There are no simple answers that I know of and magic has never worked for me. The quickest, easiest response is "don't ever assume that it does."...But what i was actually after was to understand if any of these additives hold their properties post soaponification....
That sounds really good but would prefer collards or turnip greens with the root. My mama used to steam kale and put it on the table. The only way it was bearable was with vinegar. Mama loved it. I hated it. My sister hated it. My dad didn't say anything but ate it. Haven't touched it since. Nasty stuff.Ah but kale is so good... kale, potatoes.. cooked in a pot, mashed.. served with gravy and farmer's sausage with a bit of yellow mustard... a true Dutch treat. I grew up eating it. BUT the kale needs a touch of frost first.