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bmcknight86

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Hello. I am a beginner hot process liquid soap maker. I know you can thicken diluted paste using table salt (sodium chloride) but can you do the same with magnesium salt (magnesium chloride) I already have a ton for making bath salts and salt scrubs. Just trying to find another use. If no answers soon I may try with some goat milk soap paste I made yesterday
 

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Magnesium will react with sodium soap to form insoluble magnesium soap -- soap scum in other words. If you want your soap to remain a functional cleanser, I recommend using only sodium salts for thickening.
 
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