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gbtreasures

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Hello Everyone! I have a strange question. Is anyone aware of anything that would make the finished bar of soap on the sweet side? I bought a bar of soap some time back that had great lather & hardness, and was rather sweet tasting! Out of curiosity, I did a zap test before using it and I discovered this additional property. (I am a very curious person!!) Thank You and happy soapmaking!!
 

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old terminology for acidic was sour, and alkaline was sweet
I certainly agree with it food wise,
and soil is supposed to taste similar with acidic/alkaline conditions.
'sweet soil' and 'sour soil',
not sure if that helps :)
 

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Thank you for your response! Im a little dense but are you saying that the more alkaline the sweeter the bar? Hmmm....very interesting and food for thought!
 

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Thank you for your response! Im a little dense but are you saying that the more alkaline the sweeter the bar? Hmmm....very interesting and food for thought!
no, I do not know how concentration would change the 'flavour' and chemical burn is a real risk.
 

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Hello Everyone! I have a strange question. Is anyone aware of anything that would make the finished bar of soap on the sweet side? I bought a bar of soap some time back that had great lather & hardness, and was rather sweet tasting! Out of curiosity, I did a zap test before using it and I discovered this additional property. (I am a very curious person!!) Thank You and happy soapmaking!!
That's the sort of question I ask!
I reckon the oils used make a bit of a difference to the sweet taste, but it could be added sugar that you are noticing.

A bit of dissolved sugar makes fabulous bubbles :rolleyes:
 

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Do a forum search for “tooth soap,” there should be a few threads from the past two years. If I remember the some of the discussions right, coconut oils soaps taste bad but peanut oil soap might be sweet. I don’t remember the exact conversations but I think someone does make tooth soap regularly.
 

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When I make my tooth soap (which I need to do again), I use peanut oil and xylitol. There is a noticeable difference in the sweetness, more from the peanut oil than the xylitol. I've done a comparison and it really does make a difference.
 

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My toothsoap does not taste in the least sweet, but I didn't add much xylitol because I didn't want to go overboard. I don't much like sweet, anyway. But I also used peanut oil, so I would not call it sweet. But perhaps the amount of charcoal in my soap has something to do with that, and the fact that the charcoal I have is made with coconut hulls. Or maybe it's the tiny bit of turmeric I added that prevents sweetness,

Okay, here's a link to the recipe I used for the toothsoap I still use daily.
https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/soap-for-teeth.60591/page-3#post-614047If

If you read through that thread, you will see some folks mentioning that AC is used as a tooth whitener, well I can guarantee you that if you drink iced tea all day long like I do, tooth whitener won't make your teeth white and neither does this soap. Maybe if I stopped drinking tea it would, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Just so you know, dietary intake plays a very big role in how effective tooth whitener are. I have also gone the route of professional tooth whitening, ad let me tell me tell you, don't eat raw carrots right after a tooth whitening treatment!

Back to the toothsoap. I made a very small batch and still have not used it all up, so have not yet made another batch.

I will say that before I made the toothsoap I used pure OO soap and it actually tasted better than this recipe. I may experiment with a different recipe next time I make this, but I still have a couple more tiny bars.

However I am very pleased with this toothsoap for how well it cleans my teeth and have only used toothpaste a couple of times in the last 16 months, and I really don't like how the toothpaste feels anymore. So I plan to stick to tooth soap as long as I can.
 

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I was the one who made 100% peanut oil soap. It does have a sweeter taste then other soap but I wouldn't say it sweet like sugar. Its more of it not being bitter or soapy like other types of oil. Even 100% OO tastes like soap where the peanut really doesn't.
Last time I made tooth soap, it was 100% peanut with quite a bit of powdered cinnamon and some clove. I don't use it anymore, I found it too messy. Never could figure out how to keep it uncovered and not get dog hair on it.
 

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Glycerin is sweet and one of the reasons it's used in medicines. Handmade soap contains glycerin. The amount depends on the oils used as its a by product of saponification.
 

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Ditto what Lenarenee said. The sweetness shows up quite strong in my glycerin liquid soap paste, as compared to the sweetness in my regular soap bars (when I zap-test).


IrishLass :)
 
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