LF: body wash or gel recipe

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  1. Nov 13, 2017 #1

    helmanson

    helmanson

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    Hi !

    Looking to make a body wash or gel.
    Does anyone have a recipe for a milk and or honey body wash?:)
     
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    DeeAnna

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    Are you looking to make a liquid soap using potassium hydroxide (KOH) and fats? If so, you're in the right place. You can make a good liquid soap with the advice given in the following threads and then just call it what you want.

    Irish Lass: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?p=428988 see posts 8 and 9
    and: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=57974
    Susie: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=49852

    Another good resource is this:
    https://milesawayfarm.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/liquid-soapmaking-where-to-start/

    Speaking in general, liquid soap is generally thinner than what most people want as a "bath gel". For those wanting a thicker gel texture, they will most likely have to add a separate thickener -- two names are HEC and HPMC. Faith has some good tutorials on these and other thickeners: http://alaiynab.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorial

    If you want a cleanser made with synthetic detergents, you may not find as many resources here, but I know there are a few people who make this type of product. Also, you can visit Susan at Swiftcraftymonkey for good advice and recipes. See http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca/
     
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