Shampoo Bar - Thanks Lindy!!

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  1. Mar 15, 2017 #781

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    My face soap recipe is similar to this. I going to try it tonight on my hair. What is your superfat %? Mine is 10% so maybe it's too oily for hair?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2017 #782

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    specific recipe?

    Hi, I am a newbie to this.. just started making CP soap and so far have always followed recipes that are listed in actual grams per ingredient. Would you possibly share this recipe with me in a form that would make about 2 lbs. of soap (a 10 inch loaf mold)? Thanks!!
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  3. Apr 18, 2017 #783

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    You should enter the recipe into a soap calculator for your preferred batch size. You can use either soapcalc.net or soaper.com. All recipes should be run through a calculator as errors can happen. Welcome!
     
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    have been making shampoo bars for about 3 years now love them you might want to look into neem oil in your recipe and less superfat pls let me know how your recipe turns out
     
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    I was very skeptical making and using a HP shampoo bar. My recipe is very similar to yours Lindy and I am very pleasantly surprised how soft it make my hair feel. I usually use the apple cidar vinegar rinse but I don't see too much difference. I love these bars.
    Thanks.
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    Kaye, This is so helpful for those of us who make and use lye-based shampoo and shampoo bars. It would be great if you could copy & paste and start a new thread.

     
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    Happily! I never thought about starting a new thread for it, but if it is helpful I'd be happy to!!
     
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    Thanks! I just went to soapcalc.net and learned how to use it. It opens a whole new dangerous world of saponification experimentation! I just made the shampoo recipe (in the OP) with part of the avocado oil subbed with sweet almond oil (was low on avocado oil), and I subbed rice bran oil for the soybean oil. I added a TB of sugar, a tsp. of sodium lactate and some rosemary EO. I put it in a 2" PVC pipe overnight and it released easily today. It will cure for 4 weeks and then we will see! Thanks again.

    (edited size of my PVC pipe to 2". Accidentally had said 1")

    I changed the calculation in soapcalc to 2:1 water to lye, as that's how I make my other soaps. How will this make things different for this shampoo bar? I guess my question is what are the pros and cons of the different water to lye ratios?
     
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    Add me as another fan of this shampoo bar recipe! Honestly, I was very skeptical and didn't think it was possible that a hand made shampoo would be good to wash my hair with.

    I've had chronic itching of my scalp for decades, and I do mean decades. I've used this bar only three times and my scalp no longer itches and the dandruff has disappeared. It's a true miracle! My bars aren't completely cured yet, but I poured tiny, quarter-sized molds of little piggy faces and have been using them. I'm so thrilled with this recipe! Thank you Genny for sharing it! I can't wait for the bars to cure and I'm going to shower with it to see if my skin stops itching too. Fingers crossed!

    Thank you Genny for posting and sharing your recipe. God bless you!
     
  10. Aug 14, 2017 #790

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    Need help with this please


    Click below image to enlarge. Did I put the right values in? I have NEVER used this before and trying to figure out how much measure it takes to create this recipe from page one in this thread. Sorry, I'm a ROOKIE

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    Looks perfect.
     
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    Hi Genny, thanks for recipe, we love it. Did you try leaving out the soy and increasing the Castor? How did it turn out?
     
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    Spin, just letting you know that Genny hasn't been in the forum for a long time, about 3 yrs, so probably won't see this question.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Too much castor will make a sticky bar of soap. I did not use soy increased my avocado.
     
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    I agree with shunt. I only use 5% castor oil max. Substitute more OO or Ricebran or sunflower or safflower oil for the soybean oil if Avocado oil is too expensive.
     
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    Would someone share the link to Lindy's original recipe. I can't find my copy and wanted to make more! Thank you.
     
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    Did you check the very first post in this thread?
     
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    Hello i'm beginner and i have a question about adding chamomile.
    can i use chamomile extract powder depends of medical point of view. if yes pls some one to advice me how exactly to use it , and in wich moment.
     
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