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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!

no bubbles

I got this to use in a liquid bubble bath, needless to say I followed the ratio instructions and after mixing together I had some separation but after a quick shake that wasnt a problem... but when I add to the tub it colors the water and only creates small bubbles right around where the faucet is hitting the tub water.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Amy! I'm sorry you had troubles with this base. It sounds like the lack of bubbles could be due to the dilution rate. The 5:1 ratio is good for something like a foamer bottle, though for a bath gel you would want to use a lower dilution, like 3:1 or so. Also check out our Champagne Bubble Bath tutorial where we used the Bramble Berry Liquid Soap Concentrate with no dilution, just fragrance to create it. Customer service has emailed you directly to help troubleshoot. :-)

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Love it in scrubs

I haven't tried it for liquid hand soap but rather for my sugar and salt scrubs and love it. A little goes a long way so the cost is well worth it. I'm giving 4 stars because I don't like that it has sls.

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Challenging but worth the effort

It's taken us a bit of experimenting, but we find that this product is worth the effort. We make several gallons at a time, so we never have a problem with separating. We warm the water to about 120 degrees, then slowly add it to the base at a rate of 3:1. If we need to use salt to thicken, we just add a few drops of salt solution to a 4 oz. bottle of the wash and it thickens right up. Can't beat the price and our customers are happy with it, as well.