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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012 05:27:21 PM »

There is a recipe for this on One Good Thing by Jillee. Her recipe used 3 bars of Dove soap and 6 cups of water.

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/03/his-and-hers-no-grate-homemade-body.html

I tried this using Yardley's Lavender soap, and I apparently didn't leave it on the stove long enough and it turned into a jello like consistency as it cooled. She also states in her recipe that 6 cups is enough water for Dove but that other soaps may require more. Yardley's will require more water.

Currently mine is also snot like - but when I run out of my giant tub I'll try adding more next time I make it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012 10:19:52 PM »

It definitely is a guessing game turning bar soap into liquid soap. Every kind uses a different amount of water.

A stick blender works amazing for this though!! I always melt the soap and let it cool then blend it with the stick blender then decide if it needs more water or not. That seems to work well.

I need to make more soap soon. I'm down to probably less than half a bottle...
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013 07:44:30 AM »

and i thought soap was supposed to make life easyer!lol! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013 02:42:50 PM »

There is a recipe for this on One Good Thing by Jillee. Her recipe used 3 bars of Dove soap and 6 cups of water.

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/03/his-and-hers-no-grate-homemade-body.html

I tried this using Yardley's Lavender soap, and I apparently didn't leave it on the stove long enough and it turned into a jello like consistency as it cooled. She also states in her recipe that 6 cups is enough water for Dove but that other soaps may require more. Yardley's will require more water.

Currently mine is also snot like - but when I run out of my giant tub I'll try adding more next time I make it.

I tried a liquid hand soap recipe I created after "researching" other recipes online. My soap pretty much did the same thing; "jello" as it set, then more of a "cranberry sauce straight out of the can" consistency once completely set. After stirring it, it is a snot like consistency and for a first try I guess I really can't complain, but I really had to do something about it because this soap was to be a gift for my younger sister. I simply couldn't give her this soap with a consistency such as that.

I used Yardley's Honey Vanilla Creme soap, distilled water, and liquid glycerin. As previously stated, the first attempt resulted in the snot like consistency so I went back to the drawing boards and decided to reheat the mixture, add 1 cup more water and about .5 oz of soap shreds/powder. I heated the water until boiling, added my goop (stirring until dissolved) then added the soap shreds. I'm still waiting on my soap to set, and we'll see if this helped me achieve my desired silky (not snot) consistency.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013 08:39:02 AM »

I really should give an update.

Background: The uk has had a long, long winter this year. It snowed today (for perspective in 45 years I only ever remember it snowing one other occasion in April, it has been the coldest Easter on record, and it beat the previous record by 10 degrees centigrade!). I can't plant anything, I haven't had a frost free night since early March and I'm usually debating putting out my tender plants by now. Also fuel prices are sky high and only likely to go up higher, so heating is rationed in my house.

My soap has re-solidified. Alas, even the snot like consistency is lost and it's now a jelly mess in the bottom of the container, although I can warm it through in a bath of hot water in the sink and make it flow again, as soon as I pop it back on the windowsill, back it goes to the non-flowing jelly. Bah. I suppose next time there will have to be even more water than I suspected.

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