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« on: February 16, 2012 05:16:21 PM »

I know I haven't posted anything finished, just haven't felt I had anything worth sharing.  But I might have something this time.

Liquid shampoo recipes I'm still not sure of what or how I should be making them.  But I did find a basic shampoo bar that I was willing to try.  So, without further ado~~ here's what my shampoo bars look like:


Haven't used them yet, but planning on trying them tonight when I take my shower. Sorry it looks so washed out, but the flash on my camera had a bad reaction to the white countertop.

Now onto the shaving part.  I remember as a child my father using shaving soap all the time to shave with.  But as I was growing up, I personally used canned shaving cream.  Now my two youngest children need to shave.  My son for his face, and my daughter for her legs and pits.  I can buy the cans at the dollar store and by the time I need to use them, my kids have them empty.  And I'm not going to ask what they are shaving as long as the animals are left alone.  I wanted a cheaper alternative to those cans so I found a recipe and made this:

I do have a question though;  when using Bentontite clay (however it's spelled) is there a trick to keep the soap from turning this nasty grey color?  The recipe I had recommened either putting it in with the oils as they were melting (which I did) or when mixing the lye/water solution. Is there another way?
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012 12:55:44 AM »

Looks good! Yeah the clay is going to turn the soap gray (or brown, depending). You could always add some colorant to the soap if you wanted to try to counteract that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012 05:43:57 AM »

Looks good. I have been thinking of trying some shaving soaps to use here at home and as gifts for men at Christmas. Let me know how they work Smiley
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