Castile Liquid Soap Paste: This liquid soap paste is made up of 100% Olive Oil, which makes it an ideal hand and facial soap. Two pounds of soap paste can make up to seven or eight pounds depending on your dilution rate. Ingredients: Saponified 100% Olive Oil
Directions for Diluting: To dilute your soap paste, we recommend using a large pot so your pot will be half full when you're done. When the water is boiling, add the paste and stir thoroughly. Keep in mind that this can take up to eight hours depending on how much paste you're diluting at one time. When the soap paste is fully dissolved it's ready to use. Let the liquid soap cool and add your fragrance or colorant (or both). Recommended dilution rate 4:1.
Thickening Directions: Make a 20% salt water solution by adding regular Table Salt to warm water. Then slowly add the solution until you have your desired thickness. The soap will slowly thicken over an hour. You can also thicken the soap by using Borax at .1% usage rate or Crothix at a 1-8% usage rate.
Want to learn how to make your own liquid soap paste? Watch step by step instructions with the Liquid Soapmaking Video or save paper and buy the Liquid Soapmaking E-Book.
Do you already make liquid soap from scratch? Use the soap paste to speed up the cooking process. Learn more with the Soapmaking Guru Kit.
Pictured above is the two pound size. The 10 pound size comes in a bucket.
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