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Michelle B
Easy to work with, but drying to my skin and weak lather,,,

I had no problems with making the dilution or thickening it or anything like that. It was a breeze. When it came down to using it though, I feel like it is fairly drying on my skin (which is why I rated it 3 - Average). I wonder if you could add oils to it to help counteract that issue... I might try just to experiment since I can't see using the whole batch as is. P.S. I used it in the shower (I'm still trying to give it a chance) and am a bit disappointed with the weak, nearly non-existent lather. I am actually decreasing rating from 3 to 2. The only thing that was really good was how easy it was to dilute and thicken! Maybe it will perform better on your skin. Everyone is different!

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Michelle! I'm so glad you found our Stephenson Liquid Soap Concentrate Base so easy to use and thicken though I'm sorry it ended up not working well for your skin. Stephensen bases are only formulated to accept up to 0.5% additives so it may be a bit tricky to get extra oils / butters to mix in without separation though you can definitely give it a try. If you're looking for a soap with more lather you may prefer our High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste.

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Great base!

This is the first concentrate base I've used. It's amazing! I followed the directions on soap queen and added my EO/FO first then diluted and thickened. I noticed when I added orange and lemon EO it thickened up but when I added grapefruit EO it thinned out and was harder to thicken back up, hence why you add your oils FIRST then dilute. Works wonderful! Will purchase more!

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Lots of bubbles

I had no problem with this item. Added warm distilled water and even heated up the soap for about 10 seconds. Was very thick and added water slowly, along with fragrance, until I reached desired thickness. Made a perfect bubble bath. I also added an essential oil blend for fragrance prior to finishing adding water. I did not even need to thicken it up at all. What I did notice was that after I warmed it up for 10 seconds I thought I screwed it up because it was so thick, like jelly. I just kept adding water and stirring though and it came out right.

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The directions say 3-1 but it's more like 1-1 not even with a salt solution does it thicken up.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Tommie! I'm sorry this base wasn't your favorite. While the Stephenson Liquid Soap Concentrate Base is still effective at a 5:1 ratio so you can get more bang for your buck diluting it more, it sounds like you would prefer a lower dilution rate or even using it as is! The salt solution should definitely help thicken the base, though it is important to add it after any additives like fragrance to see how those may affect the soap. For more information, check out our How to Use and Thicken Liquid Soap Base blog post. Another great option is using a soap paste, like our High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste, which will give you more control over the thickness of your soap!

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Just okay

It does create lots of bubbles at 3:1 ratio however, adding salt makes it opaque and adding fragrance makes it very watery. It is also very drying. I planned to make shower gel but it ended up being more like bubble bath.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Blondene! I'm glad you found the Stephenson Liquid Soap Concentrate Base to be nice and bubbly, though I'm sorry you had trouble thickening it. The salt solution will give the soap a pearlized look, though it should also thicken the base! It helps to first add the fragrance oil which, depending on the scent, can either thin or thicken liquid soap. Once you know how the fragrance behaves you can thicken the soap accordingly! Find out more in our How to Use and Thicken Liquid Soap Base blog post. Customer service has emailed you directly to help troubleshoot!