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« on: April 04, 2014 01:17:57 PM »

Forgive me for not posting in a while-- a lot has happened around here.  So much so that I had to give up making my own soap for a while. But telling you my sob-stories isn't what I'm asking about.

I found this site for Bulk Apothecary http://www.bulkapothecary.com/categories/unscented-bases.html and have decided to order some of their unscented bases. In some of the comments, people were saying that they thinned it down too much and have added salt to thicken it again.  If this is possible, what ratio of salt to liquid soap should I use, and can it help extend the use of the soap.

Think of it in this terms, using their site. I buy the gallon size of the shampoo base. Then I take that gallon, thin it down to 2 gallons and add my EOs.  How much salt (or salt solution) should I add to thicken it?

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014 05:59:21 AM »

I think the solution to keep it thick is to not water it down so much.  Huh

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014 04:53:23 PM »

Hello I recently made my first batch of liquid hand soap. I bought my base from The Soap Kitchen (UK site) and followed their instructions which can be found here
(Scroll down for soap base)

They instructed me to make a solution of 25%salt /75% water and slowly add it in stirring all the time.

The soap definitely became thicker the more salt was added so it does thicken it, certainly the base I bought.

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