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divyadinesh07

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Can soap paste made from potassium hydroxide be used directly instead of turning it into liquid soap?
 

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Yes, I use my 100% CO paste directly on a rag or brush to clean pots and pans. I also use a different formula paste in a twist up tube for "soap to go" tossed in my purse so I can avoid using commercial soap in public restrooms.
 

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I also use 100% coconut paste for cleaning, but still make it with Sodium Hydroxide (KOH) which is used for making a liquid soap paste
 

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I third that. If I need a little more scrubby-ness, I will shake a little Bon Ami or baking soda on whatever I'm cleaning, put some soap paste on my cleaning rag, and mix the two together as I scrub. Works great.
 

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I also use 100% coconut paste for cleaning, but still make it with Sodium Hydroxide (KOH) which is used for making a liquid soap paste
Hehe, nah, get some more coffee. Koh is potassium hydroxide and I know you already know that. :grin:
 

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I also use 100% coconut paste for cleaning, but still make it with Sodium Hydroxide (KOH) which is used for making a liquid soap paste
Duh, this is what happens when you type before having coffee in the morning :razz: KOH =potassium hydroxide for soap paste NaOH sodium hydroxide = Hard soap... :p I really do know...
 

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Is it safe to use soap paste on body and face? If it's made from Olive/ rice bran oil or any skin nourishing oil.
 

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If your superfat is above 0, then yes, it is perfectly safe. I have used my "soap2go" as emergency body soap and shampoo more than once. My suggestion is to have a superfat of at least 3%, though.

Once I use this tube up, I intend to make more with a 5% superfat to bring it more in line with my bar soap, and also use more lard in it to give it that extra conditioning. We avoid using superfat above 3% to keep the diluted soap clear, so if you are keeping it as paste, that does not apply. Same thing with avoiding the "clouding" oils- no one is diluting this, so no reason to avoid them.
 

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"... But does the soap paste lather well? ..."

The amount of lather you get depends on the recipe, just like any other soap.
 
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