High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste: This liquid soap paste is made up of Olive Oil and Castor Bean Oil, which makes it a great all purpose base that can be used as a laundry soap with other additives or as a bath and body shower soap. Two pounds of soap paste can make up to seven or eight pounds depending on your dilution rate.
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.Ingredients:Common Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide Botanical Name: Aqua/Water/Eau, Olea Europaea Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide
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.
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Pictured above is the 10 pound size. The two pound size comes in a smaller plastic container with a twist cap.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Sarah! I would recommend using our Basic or Low pH LabColors to color your liquid soap. Because they are water based they will mix in easier and will not settle to the bottom as a powdered colorant would. For more information on how to use LabColors check our Diluting Bramble Berry LabColors blog post.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Alisa! I'm glad you love the look/feel/smell of your final product with our High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste! We do too! The lather can be affected by the amount of water you dilute the paste with as well as other additives (think extra oils, butters, or an abundance of a salt solution). Our recommended dilution rate is 4:1.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Rosa! I'm so sorry you're not getting much lather from your liquid soap. Adding a salt water solution can reduce the lather somewhat, but shouldn't deplete it totally if used in the right amounts. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Ryan! I'm so glad you think our High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste suds ups great and works well for a soap and body wash! You're right! Using too much Citric Acid and trying to force the soap to a lower pH will destroy the base. The nature of soap is that it is basic and cannot have much lower of pH then what you have already brought it down to. It will not be able to be lowered to a pH of 5. It would no longer be soap with a pH that low. You may be interested in our Liquid Shampoo Base though! I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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