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
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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.
This was the first product I've been dissapointed with. It's ok, but even a salt solution doesn't thicken it much. I've ended up just using less of a dilution because it is very watery. It also takes far too long for my purposes even though it's an ok liquid soap once done. I won't be purchasing it again.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Mary! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this product! We love the High Sudsing Liquid Soap Paste and recommend diluting at 4:1 (4 parts water, 1 part paste). If you're looking for a thicker formula, you can start with a lower dilution rate, like 3:1. We found a simple 20% salt water solution works great to help thicken the final product, but it's very important to use regular table salt. For other thickening options you can try Borax at a 0.1% usage rate or Liquid Crothix at 1-8%. This post has more information on how to thicken liquid soap.
I dilute it at 3:1, thicken it with salt solution and get lots of suds. One squirt is all it takes for a hand washing. For foamer pumps, I dilute it much more (at least 6:1). The shampoo I make with this makes my hair so soft and clean. I don't need to wash it as often.
I made this 4:1 as suggested. The foaming dispenser is gumming up and making a mess after a few uses. Am I to dilute further to use a foaming dispenser (would I need preservative then?)? Not gumming up with the regular liquid soap dispenser at all. Thanks. I like the sudsing and cleansing properties of this base.
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.
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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