- Aug 26, 2015
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- Kelowna, BC, Canada
And it was way easier than I anticipated. I watched the video and made a full sheet of notes. I've been washing my hands all afternoon just testing it and, like you, I love it. I'm trying to come up with a catchy name for it now.Looks beautiful! and I bet it smells great, too. I've made that recipe and just love it.
BTW, I have those same caps for my mason jars and love them. I only use the two piece metal ones if I'm actually canning something.
Oh yes, that's a lovely soap.I have those same caps for my mason jars and love them. I only use the two piece metal ones if I'm actually canning something.
I love hearing the lids pop when the seal and when you release the seal but only when I'm canning. I only had the LS in the glass jar for cooling; it's now in pump bottles, ready for my first market of the season (my last post). The soap in the first post had just been poured; the foam on the top was gone by the next morning.Oh yes, that's a lovely soap.
I bet some of the bubbles go away and are replaced w creame after a couple weeks sequestration. That's what happened w my recent pt ls had bubbles on top just like that n turned into a lovely cream from 2% sf within a couple of days. I've got pics if u want to see em.
Idt my ls causes rust on the 2 piece metal jar lids. You must use more salt than me, or some alcohol.
I really like to hear my jars pop when i open them for the first time. That 'pop' is caused by a true negative pressure environment created by hot liquids cooling in hermetically sealed jar w the 2 piece lid ensures no bacteria or nothing can enter the jar until that seal has been broken. It extends their shelf life significantly to at least a couple of years with no degradation and the only preservatives I use are EOs before jarring at the 90-100 degrees heat sufficient to create 'pop'.
The owner of a packaging company explained to me once while selling us a packaging machine that this 'pop' is only possible with glass containers bc of glass' electrical neutrality and true hermetic seal, & since our packaging system used plastic the best we could do was vacuum seal it then inject some argon gas, a noble gas that didn't work out so great to be honest w you...
I like to always pour hot scented liquids into glass jars w 2 piece metal lids to create negative pressure, & then months later when I'm ready to actually use the product if it causes rust ill swap it out for the plastic one piece lids that are super convenient & pleasant to use at that point immediately after I got my 'pop'.
For the salted alcohol products that do cause rust, I can store the jars in 2 piece lids indefinitely almost without any rust. Just a little tiny bit. Most of rust occurs when the salt and alcohol get into jar threads.
To prevent rust during storage simply wipe down the jar threads w a paper towel or tp before sealing n storing the jar.The metal lid can't rust if the glass threads were wiped clean after pouring hot product into jar.
I can't share the actual recipe but it's from the Ultimate Guide to Liquid Soap by Ashley Green. The recipe was a 30-minute HTLS and was pretty easy to make.Wow, impressive! What recipe did you use (if it's one you can share)?
YouTube demo of UGLS -- use code WALNUTCREEK for 15% off - expires June 2023Ultimate Guide to Liquid Soap by Ashley Green.
Do you think the book is worth buying? It seems quite expensive - $45!I can't share the actual recipe but it's from the Ultimate Guide to Liquid Soap by Ashley Green. The recipe was a 30-minute HTLS and was pretty easy to make.
I found it very worth my while to learn some of the science behind LS. Many oils behave very differently in LS than they do in bar soap. You have to formulate differently, and the calculator numbers (other than lye and water) really don’t work well for LS.
It is just another way of making liquid soaps... there are many! So it's up to you to decide.YouTube demo of UGLS -- use code WALNUTCREEK for 15% off - expires June 2023
I've found it to be worth it, yes. And that's $45 US; I'm Canadian. I've made several of her recipes now (I have LS enough to last me a lifetime). I've made the Alaiyna B LS and our own Irish Lass' liquid soap and I find the methods in this book far easier to follow and as @AliOop said, there's a lot of the science and background information included. It isn't just the recipes.
This!One of the things holding me back from making liquid soaps was the length of the process.
That books kinda expensive but I want it. Ultimate Guide to Liquid Soap by Ashley Green seems to not be available on Amazon.
I'm not a fan of Catherine Failor's books. I find them confusing, out-dated, and very lacking in scientific explanations about the "why" behind the "what" and "how."That books kinda expensive but I want it. Ultimate Guide to Liquid Soap by Ashley Green seems to not be available on Amazon. Also I'm getting Making Natural Liquid Soap by Catherine Failor. Thus far I've only read one ls book by author JT that was very interesting but not exactly what I was seeking. Thanks, Zany.
Agreed.I'm not a fan of Catherine Failor's books. I find them confusing, out-dated, and very lacking in scientific explanations about the "why" behind the "what" and "how."