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soapytwinboys

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I bought a 5 gallon bottle of shower gel from brambleberry to experiment with. I have added some scents to small batches as experiments but the gel seems to be really thin. What can I do to thicken up the gel?

Thanks!
 

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corn starch is often used to thicken up liquid soap :)
 

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I don't think you can :? . I have used bases from many supliers over a 7 year span & I have never successfully thickened a shower gel base up.

If you need a thick shower gel your best bet is to buy a suspension shower gel/body wash base.

Fragrances have to be used very lightly w/ them too. They can break down the composition of the gel & turn them to a water consisitency. Some scents do it more than others & you never know which one will do it or how much it will take. Very finicky product.
 

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I bought a gallon from wSP. I scented it and it turned to water. I researched and began making my own.
 

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Which shower gel did you buy? I've used all of their bases at one time or another... The Organic base was the thinnest by far. I used table salt to thicken it.

I filled a mug up with distilled water and added a lot of salt. Put it in the microwave until it was steaming and stirred really well. Let the salt that hadn't dissolved settle to the bottle, and used a dropper to slowly add the water to the gel. A little goes a loooooong way. I'd experiment with a small batch first. ;) Hope that helps some!
 

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Tabitha said:
If you need a thick shower gel your best bet is to buy a suspension shower gel/body wash base.
The suspension base from BB is still pretty thin....Weird texture, it's like jelly... :roll:
 

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Bittercreek North's suspension base is crazy thick & they will sell a 4oz sample for you to try firts.

I have tried the salt trick, it helped for a minute but it got thin again as it set :roll: .
 

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It's been over 4 years since I used their gel. I wouldn't know the name it if was right in front of me. They were the only supplier I used then though. Making my own is much easier for me these days and works great. :D
 

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