What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #11,281

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    I am sure it was about ingesting a large quantity, but I have not found an actual report of death by soap. Not to say that it hasn't occurred; only that I have not found one.

    This poison control site has some information: https://www.illinoispoisoncenter.org/my-child-ate-soap-hand-or-body

    Also this about bar soap, so some deaths by soap: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30307335
     
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    I decided to rebatch some soap. I got bored after grating 2 bars so I decided on a 1 lb batch. It melted so smooth I decided to whip it and see how light I can get it, then I thought, “ hey!, I could pipe some drop flowers for my next batch of soap” and that it where it all came to a screeching halt it cooled so fast, perfect lemon pudding to wax in the time I got 1 drop flower out of the bag! It clogged the tip, DUH! it is creamy looking wax in a pot and I am done! Who is gonna clean that up? Haha! A2FE933A-E5C4-4438-9DED-A464203C3B26.jpeg
     
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    Oh ya and I dried some teeny yard flowers for bath bombs & dandelion infusion and burnt that batch got some more. Should I stay away from my soap lab, for today?
     

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    I'm looking forward to seeing it after the cut! I love it with the red
     
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    10 different oils is a lot of weighing Out of curiosity what did you use?
     
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    Coconut, Palm, Olive, Tamanu, Almond, Avocado, Castor, Cocoa Butter, Rose hip and Moringa Seed. I also infused the Olive oil with some calendula and rose petals before I started the main batch.

    Excessive? Yeah, probably. But it sure was fun! :)
     
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    Ok so I made a Rose Soap today. I am still learning so I blended the main batter a little longer I think than i should have. I worked with it though. I got the colorants in and mixed the BB Wild Rose and it smells amazing only thing is I think the top layer rices but it was so thick I just put it in, lol. If it riced is it still ok to use. I will learn to trust when to stop mixing too much, lol! I will send pics tomorrow.

    Oh and the roses I piped the other day had some ash on it I forgot to spray with rubbing alcohol. I was going to scrap them but then thought about and looked at then it actually doesn't make them look to bad so i put those on top of the loaf and sprayed with rubbing alchohol. Is 91% ok to use as opposed to the 99%?
     
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    When I heard about the alcohol spray to prevent ash 91% was what I was told to use. I didn't have any so I used 70% and it worked just fine. So I think you're good.
     
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    @Nate5700 thanks. Most places don't carry 99% so I was wondering.
     
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    Smack Laugh.gif You cracked me up, Nate! Thanks! I needed that.
     
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    Thanks, glad someone thought it was funny. I just hope that my tendency to experiment doesn't really get me into trouble at some point.

    I read this and had an image of old folks in the home eating bars of soap, and for some reason my first reaction was comical. Then I thought about it and most of these poor folks have dementia which is a really awful thing, and I felt like a jerk for wanting to laugh at it.
     
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    I don't think 99% is better for soap than 91%. The amount of water in 99% is so low that it evaporates very quickly. The 70% evaporates more slowly and is considered better for disinfecting surfaces for that reason. The 91% is somewhere in between. But according to sources that make it, the 91% will remain 91% even as it evaporates, whereas while the 70% evaporates, (in the bottle for example) the concentration of alcohol in solution does change.

    And it is true, it can be hard to find. I think you'd have better luck trying to find it at a store than caters to folks who do their own electronics repairs.

    One of our members mentioned one day that she had to take soap away from her dad because it looked like food and he was eating it. Our sense of taste diminishes as we age, and it's really an issue when your sense of taste can't tell your brain that this is bad for you. And then there is the whole pica eating disorder - eating non-foods; lot's of people have pica disorders, and eating soap is one example.
     
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    Ok so here is the soap I made. I can't wait to unmold tomorrow!

    I just hope it didn't rice....It looked like it but then when I cleaned the bowl it was ok..so who knows lol
     

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    Ewwwww, Nate, soap doesn't taste good! The only thing I think making toothpaste out of soap would be good for is changing the ph in the mouth temporarily. Why not just use some good ole baking soda, EV coconut oil and a little xylitol (inhibits microbes)? Dip your toothbrush in a little peroxide if you really want to wipe out the anaerobes! ;)
     
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    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/taiwan-swirl.74696/
     
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    It doesn't taste good, but this particular recipe doesn't seem to taste bad either. You get a little bit of soapy taste spitting it out but other than that it's basically flavorless.

    I dunno, it's an experiment mostly. I want my teeth clean, soap cleans. The elevated pH is a bonus.

    I don't like baking soda on my teeth, too abrasive. It tears up my gums too. I am thinking of rebatching to add xylitol though, but maybe I'll just chew a piece of xylitol gum after every meal or something.
     
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    Let us know how the experiment turns out :) A couple other ingredients you could play around with are calcium carbonate and food grade vegetable glycerin. I made a viscous mixture of xylitol and food grade glycerin for a patient who had anug to help heal his gingiva, it worked along with his attention to proper HC :)
     
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    Sooo I finally jumped in and made my first batch of Zany’s no slime castille. Added a bit of mica cause I was gonna use a mango fragrance that i needed to test since ages ago. Behaved super well both the recipe and the FO. Cant wait to test it.
     
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