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It is against copyright to post the recipe of the DIY recipe posted in thread #22.

While it is a decent recipe it did not work out well for me, but it is a good one to start with. I simply purchased it to see if I liked it better than my own, but I will note I do not like the recipes on Susan's blog, they all tended to turn mushy after a few uses. Like soap, I played with many recipes and tweaks before I came up with what I like.
 

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Here are other threads, some with recipes, since folks are hungry for recipes. Thanks to @amd -- these are the fruits of Amd's labor, not mine.







Edit -- Some tips for making a melted-type syndet shampoo bar --

Use SCI powder, not noodles. The noodles take forevahhhhh! to melt.

Also I took a tip from the April 2018 SMF Challenge in which we were asked to use a sous vide method to make hot process soap. In that challenge, I put the soap ingredients into a heat resistant heavyweight plastic bag, clipped the bag shut, and partly immersed the bag in hot water.

I now use the same idea to make syndet 'poo bars, because the closed plastic bag lets me mix the ingredients without making as much of a mess. It reduces water evaporation, so the paste stays more fluid. And I can clip off a corner of the bag so I can pipe the warm paste directly into molds. Because the paste is coming straight from the warm-water bath, it tends to be a little more fluid so it flows better into the mold.

Here are some photos from that challenge to give you ideas -- April 2018 SMF Challenge Sous Vide HP swirl

Last tip regardless of the method used is to store the bars in a frost-free refrigerator. The low humidity of the fridge lets the bars continue to dry slightly over time. They become harder and drier compared to bars kept in room temp storage.
 
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Just a note...i bought the etsy recipe and made it and it is easy and works nicely BUT it does use 73% SCI and the max amount that is recommended is up to 50%. I did question Sandra about the amount and she did get upset and actually never gave a proper response to why she used above the recommended amount.
 

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I developed my own recipe - taking tips and pointers from freely available recipes online and tweaking them, or adding new ingredients after researching their benefits, and removing others that I did not want.
I also subscribed to Swift Crafty Monkey's blog which provided some useful input.
 

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Here are other threads, some with recipes, since folks are hungry for recipes. Thanks to @amd -- these are the fruits of Amd's labor, not mine.







Edit -- Some tips for making a melted-type syndet shampoo bar --

Use SCI powder, not noodles. The noodles take forevahhhhh! to melt.

Also I took a tip from the April 2018 SMF Challenge in which we were asked to use a sous vide method to make hot process soap. In that challenge, I put the soap ingredients into a heat resistant heavyweight plastic bag, clipped the bag shut, and partly immersed the bag in hot water.

I now use the same idea to make syndet 'poo bars, because the closed plastic bag lets me mix the ingredients without making as much of a mess. It reduces water evaporation, so the paste stays more fluid. And I can clip off a corner of the bag so I can pipe the warm paste directly into molds. Because the paste is coming straight from the warm-water bath, it tends to be a little more fluid so it flows better into the mold.

Here are some photos from that challenge to give you ideas -- April 2018 SMF Challenge Sous Vide HP swirl

Last tip regardless of the method used is to store the bars in a frost-free refrigerator. The low humidity of the fridge lets the bars continue to dry slightly over time. They become harder and drier compared to bars kept in room temp storage.
Just a tip, if you grind up the noodles in a coffee grinder - then they melt easily.
 

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Hi, this thread is interesting. Me too is looking forward to making my own syndet shampoo bar :)

I was wondering, does anybody have any preferred preservatives for their syndet shampoo bars? From many recipes that I've been researching, many use Germall Plus or Optiphen. Some says optiphen doesn't work too well, and germall plus contains urea-derivatives which I prefer to avoid. I have Lexgard Natural, though I'm not really sure if that's going to be compatible.
 

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Hi, this thread is interesting. Me too is looking forward to making my own syndet shampoo bar :)

I was wondering, does anybody have any preferred preservatives for their syndet shampoo bars? From many recipes that I've been researching, many use Germall Plus or Optiphen. Some says optiphen doesn't work too well, and germall plus contains urea-derivatives which I prefer to avoid. I have Lexgard Natural, though I'm not really sure if that's going to be compatible.
I have used germal and optiphen. Not sure but they both seemed to work well. I was going to give geogard a try next.
 

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[QUOTE = "Gaisy59, yayın: 833512, üye: 21061"]
Sadece bir not ... etsy tarifi aldım ve yaptım ve kolay ve güzel çalışıyor AMA% 73 SCI kullanıyor ve önerilen maksimum miktar% 50'ye kadar. Sandra miktarı hakkında soru yaptım ve o üzüldü ve aslında o neden önerilen miktarın üzerinde kullanılan uygun bir yanıt vermedi.
[/ALINTI]
Bu tarifi de aldım, ancak yeni oranı fark ettim. bunun hakkında ne yapmayı düşünüyorsun?
 

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[QUOTE = "Gaisy59, yayın: 833512, üye: 21061"]
Sadece bir not ... etsy tarifi aldım ve yaptım ve kolay ve güzel çalışıyor AMA% 73 SCI kullanıyor ve önerilen maksimum miktar% 50'ye kadar. Sandra miktarı hakkında soru yaptım ve o üzüldü ve aslında o neden önerilen miktarın üzerinde kullanılan uygun bir yanıt vermedi.
[/ALINTI]
Bu tarifi de aldım, ancak yeni oranı fark ettim. bunun hakkında ne yapmayı düşünüyorsun?
Hello i am getting that this gas something to do with the shampoo bar from Sandra on Etsy but unfortunately i cannot understand. Can anyone translate?

And welcome to the forum.
 

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Your quote -- "...Just a note ... I bought and made etsy recipe and it works easy and nice BUT it uses 73% SCI and the maximum recommended amount is up to 50%. I did question about the amount of Sandra and she was upset and actually she did not give a proper answer why she was used over the recommended amount...."

Alinti asked -- "I also got this recipe, but I noticed the new ratio. what do you think about doing this"

You can do your own translations at Google Translate
 

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Your quote -- "...Just a note ... I bought and made etsy recipe and it works easy and nice BUT it uses 73% SCI and the maximum recommended amount is up to 50%. I did question about the amount of Sandra and she was upset and actually she did not give a proper answer why she was used over the recommended amount...."

Alinti asked -- "I also got this recipe, but I noticed the new ratio. what do you think about doing this"

You can do your own translations at Google Translate
Thank you so much DeeAnna! Will note google translate for next time.
 

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[QUOTE = "Gaisy59, yayın: 833512, üye: 21061"]
Sadece bir not ... etsy tarifi aldım ve yaptım ve kolay ve güzel çalışıyor AMA% 73 SCI kullanıyor ve önerilen maksimum miktar% 50'ye kadar. Sandra miktarı hakkında soru yaptım ve o üzüldü ve aslında o neden önerilen miktarın üzerinde kullanılan uygun bir yanıt vermedi.
[/ALINTI]
Bu tarifi de aldım, ancak yeni oranı fark ettim. bunun hakkında ne yapmayı düşünüyorsun?
Hi what new ratio? I haven’t used Sandra’s formula sunce she refused to answer that 73% was over the recommended amount. If she changed it she needs to let all her customers know.

Also, i have been trying out KiwiMoose’s recipe as it appears to be more earth friendly.
 
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