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dartabout

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I'm new here but have been reading for a while. I am a CP soapmaker with about three years experience. Last summer I made a few batches of liquid soap from coconut and sunflower oils and it came out pretty nice.

I have not seen any postings referencing liquid soap in a long while -- anyone up for talking about it? I'd like to jump back in.
 

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I have been wondering about liquid soap from CP too... Anyone have any experiences they wanna share?

Good topic Dartabout!
 

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I used Catherine Failor's book Making Natural Liquid Soaps as my starting point. She uses mostly coconut oil, and frankly I find that a bit drying (my first batch I used as a fabulous dish soap -- even thought about marketing it that way!). I also used this as a guide: http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/liqui ... oap_10.htm
David uses mostly sunflower oil, and I liked that recipe better.

I used a double boiler, and there was a lot of "goopy" soap at the end that did not want to incorporate into the liquid. I ended up throwing that out and was left with a crystal clear soap that I love.

Now if I could just find containers that I love... (I'm a bit picky when it comes to packaging...)

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This is where I first learned how to make liquid soaps

http://www.essencesupply.com/liquid/liquidsoap.html

since then i've broken things down and figured out the ratios to add more water etc....

and found that this lye calculator is pretty good (about the best that I found) for figuring the amount of KOH and first bit of liquid you need to add to the KOH.

http://www.summerbeemeadow.com/SitePage ... ators.html



But i'd like to learn more on liquid soap making, such as how to make them with more lather......

lol i've been sitting down with soapcal as well to figure out an oil combinatin that is soft yet produces lots of lather, just haven't gotten it to the kitchen to try out yet.
 
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Liquid soap is actually very easy to make. It's just more time consuming is all because you need to 'cook' it for several hours using the double boiler method.

But it's pretty awesome.


I found I have even now quit buying dish soap. Since I have a dishwasher I never fill up the sink and wash dishes like my mother use to. But instead I tend to squirt some soap on whatever needs washing, and scrub it, rinse it and put it in the dish drainer. And I like using handmade soap better cause it rinses easier and cleaner than dawn or whatever brand I use. But for dishes I just leave it unscented and put it into a squeeze bottle that I bought in wal-mart for like 80 some cents. It's like the red ketchup bottles but is clear opaque. Works perfectly !!!!
 
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