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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2011, 07:36:56 PM »
Go for it!
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2011, 02:25:07 PM »
750g soybean (vegetable) oil
250g olive oil
250g coconut oil
172g NaOH
400mL of water

This makes an excellent shaving soap!   It facilitates a very close shave with no razor burn.  Residual oils act as a moisturizer.

Next batch I'm pouring the liquid stage soap into coffee mugs and letting it stay in there when done.  Add a shaving soap brush and it's good to go!
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2011, 02:37:57 PM »
Yup. I shave with mine too. It's done wonders for my face. Have you tried the soap in place of shampoo yet? ;)

If you want to firm the soap up a bit you could add about 100g lard to the recipe.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2011, 02:42:46 PM »
I can't find any pure sodium hydroxide around here.ARRGGGG!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

I wan't to make me some soap!!
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2011, 02:48:27 PM »
I was thinking of trying to make soap from the ash out of my BGE. Make a solution and strain off the particulate. Absolutely no idea of how much ash to use.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2011, 03:05:00 PM »
I can't find any pure sodium hydroxide around here.ARRGGGG!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

I wan't to make me some soap!!

Check at Ace Hardware.  I get 1lb jars of 100% NaOH there for $4.59.

The store locator on the ACE website shows stores in S.C.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2845800&kw=lye&origkw=lye&searchId=52108361304

The customer ratings show most of the people use this 100% lye for soap making.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2011, 03:30:40 PM »
I was thinking of trying to make soap from the ash out of my BGE. Make a solution and strain off the particulate. Absolutely no idea of how much ash to use.

You need to be sure to use hardwood ash.  Also, much of what you make with the ash method is KOH, so your soap will be softer.

I haven't tried using my soap for shampoo yet.  Truth be told, the skin tingling I got from using the soap too young kind of spooked me a bit.  Think I'll let that first batch age a while longer before trying it on my hair. 

I used to work with thousands of gallons of NaOH at a time at the power plant (ion exchange resin regenerant).  I got burned a couple of times in 15 years.  I'm a bit shy around caustic now.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2011, 03:32:28 PM »
I can't find any pure sodium hydroxide around here.ARRGGGG!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

I wan't to make me some soap!!

Check at Ace Hardware.  I get 1lb jars of 100% NaOH there for $4.59.

The store locator on the ACE website shows stores in S.C.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2845800&kw=lye&origkw=lye&searchId=52108361304

The customer ratings show most of the people use this 100% lye for soap making.

 There is one about 20 minutes away.

Thanks ;D ;D
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2011, 07:07:20 AM »
I can't find any pure sodium hydroxide around here.ARRGGGG!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

I wan't to make me some soap!!

Check at Ace Hardware.  I get 1lb jars of 100% NaOH there for $4.59.

The store locator on the ACE website shows stores in S.C.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2845800&kw=lye&origkw=lye&searchId=52108361304

The customer ratings show most of the people use this 100% lye for soap making.


I bought some of this stuff from Mendards in my town. Seems like the only place that carries it now. Haven't checked ACE or the other hardware store though.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2011, 10:38:25 AM »
Tubercle made soap 8)

 Found 100% NaOH at lowes. Roebic brand in the plumbing section.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2011, 10:43:44 AM »
Tubercle made soap 8)

 Found 100% NaOH at lowes. Roebic brand in the plumbing section.

Roebic is what I started with. Makes excellent soap. Lowes in my area doesn't carry it anymore. :-\

Easy wasn't it tubercle?
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2011, 10:52:23 AM »
Tubercle made soap 8)

 Found 100% NaOH at lowes. Roebic brand in the plumbing section.

Roebic is what I started with. Makes excellent soap. Lowes in my area doesn't carry it anymore. :-\

Easy wasn't it tubercle?

 Much, much easier than I would have ever thought. :D

 Started basic just to see what would happen. 3 lbs crisco shortening, distilled water & lye. I used online calculators to get the water & lye weights using 50/50 soybean/cotton seed oil for the crisco (just guessing here).

Tried wisking by hand but after 15 minutes gave up and grabbed the electric stirring stick. Poured into those tupperware food saver bowls as moulds.
 Now the waiting begins....
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2011, 12:20:40 PM »
I made two batches yesterday while running some Very Old Dark Kilauea Ale.  One batch was made with Kona coffee to the receipe found on the MMS website (half size batch).  I made a second batch with coconut fragrance oil:

200 g Crisco
150 g coconut oil
150 g olive oil
71 g NaOH
140 mL water
8 mL coconut fragrance oil - added and mixed in at trace

Molded in a 9" x 3" x 2" Rubbermade drawer organizer tray lined with Reynolds freezer paper.  I molded the coffee soap the same way.  The 9" x 3" x 2" trays are the perfect size for 500 g experimental batches.

Decided to try Crisco instead of liquid soybean oil.  Crisco is hydrogenated, which I have read will make a harder bar.  My soaps made with liquid soybean oil (Kirkland brand) are not as hard as I would like.
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2011, 10:29:51 AM »
Found this today:

http://stonecompanystore.com/store/product/3220/ABA-Soap/

Coconut oil
Rice bran oil
Arrogant bastard beer
Sunflower oil
Castor oil
Fragrance
Mica
Cocoa powder


So is this Mica the same as the mineral/rock? Or something different?
And it looks like the beer replaces the water...
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Re: Homemade Soap!
« Reply #74 on: July 08, 2011, 03:11:59 PM »
Found this today:

http://stonecompanystore.com/store/product/3220/ABA-Soap/

Coconut oil
Rice bran oil
Arrogant bastard beer
Sunflower oil
Castor oil
Fragrance
Mica
Cocoa powder


So is this Mica the same as the mineral/rock? Or something different?
And it looks like the beer replaces the water...


Don't know but I would guess it is indeed the sparkly mineral, It would provide some gentle exfoliation and probably some nice sparkle
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