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« on: February 16, 2012 01:08:06 AM »

Hey all I've seen a few tutorials for making liquid soap from shavings and glycerin....my question is could I use a bar of my cp soap for the shavings or would that be a mistake?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 08:19:00 AM »

It never really works out in the end because actual liquid soap needs to be made with potassium hydroxide. I've tried many different recipes and after a while it solidifies or gelatinizes so much you can't use it. But it's fun to experiment! Let us know how it works for ya! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012 09:56:56 PM »

Thanks for the response maremare...I don't think I'm going to try...I'd rather make other thing haha!..but I'm going to keep researching!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012 12:35:38 AM »

No prob! It's really frustrating when you make it and go "Awesome!" and then within a couple of days it's all congealed up and unusable.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012 04:16:08 PM »

Yeah...I'm just glad you saved me a huge headache!..I would have been super confused/annoyed lol!
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012 06:40:08 PM »

Sorry, I disagree!

I have shaved the soap very fine and boil it down with a drop of oil and a squirt of glycerin. i thicken with salt after that. I have a great runny castile soap. And even if it congeals later, so what? You warm it up and dilute it again. but the glycerin slows/prevents that.

I make shampoo and body wash this way..works really well for me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012 08:09:08 PM »

Yeah that's the whole point, it doesn't stay liquid Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012 04:15:51 AM »

It's odd, my castile soap thins out and stays liquid but my laundry soap will congeal... wierd, huh?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012 02:58:47 PM »

It could also have to do with the water used. IE if you have a water softener there already is a good amount of salt in it. If you have hard water maybe it reacts differently. No clue, just guessing.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012 01:12:30 AM »

I've played around with the bar soap/water/glycerin combo with my own soaps, and this tutorial helped me along the way: http://www.savvyhousekeeping.com/how-to-turn-a-bar-of-soap-into-liquid-hand-soap/

It's not as good as "real" liquid soap, but it'll work in a pinch!
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