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What colorant

Hello! I'm hoping to buy this product to use to make body wash, what type of colorant should I use? Thanks!

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.

No suds

Hi there, I am having the same issue as Rosa - No suds and it feels a bit drying on my hands. I am sure it is something I am doing wrong. Otherwise the look/feel/smell is all great in the finished product!

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.

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Good soap base

I bought this High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste to make body wash. I follow the instruction from Kathy to try a little bit the first time. 5 oz paste and 20 oz. boiling water. I was able to get kind of a desired consistency with the water and salt. ( It need to be thicker) but there is no lather unless I put a lot on the palm of my hands. I don't know what I'm doing wrong ): I did put fragrance on it. Any suggestions? I want to make body wash. Thank you.

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!

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Love this, but one question

I love this product... suds up great and works well for a soap and body wash base. I do have a dilemma though... hoping someone can help me with. I am trying to make shampoo out of this base, however I cannot get the PH below 7.8 without destroying the base product. I have been using citric acid, in small amounts... but the lowest I can get the pH is about high 7's and I need to get into the 5 area. Too much citric acid destroys the oils and makes the soap unuseable. Any suggestions?

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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Easier dilution process

For smaller batches, I put 5 ounces of paste in Pyrex mixing pitcher / bowl and add 20 ounces of boiling water. Break larger pieces apart with a butter knife. After about 10 minutes, I put it in the microwave until it reaches another boil, take out, break pieces apart / stir. I repeat that process a couple of times and it is completely diluted ready to fill foamer bottles or dilute 4 to 1 again in spray bottles. Store left over portion in mason jar. Don't need to store large quantities of diluted product. Just make as needed.