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I'm looking for a way to make my own eco-friendly liquid soap. I'm currently looking at the first recipe on this page. It sounds easy enough, but I've never done this before.

Thoughts, suggestions, or alternate recipes are appreciated. :)

Date: 2010-03-16 12:23 am (UTC)
rainbow: drawing of a pink furred cat person with purple eyes and heart shaped glasses. their name is catastrfy. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainbow
that sounds a very simple and easy recipe that hits the key issues - boiling, letting it set, making sure there are no lumps, making sure it's a consistency that will work for you. (the finer you grate the soap, the faster it will all dissolve; if you have a food processor with a very fine grating blade that makes almost a powder, that works great.)

Date: 2010-03-16 03:09 am (UTC)
lauredhel: two cats sleeping nose to tail, making a perfect circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lauredhel
I confess that I haven't yet worked up the courage to make my own liquid soap from scratch. I currently just buy an organic liquid 'castile' from my ingredients supplier, for hand soap. And have recently fallen in love with foamy bottles.

Having rebatched a bit (for solid soap), though, this recipe looks perfectly doable if that's what you're looking for, and it would be easy to trial it in small batches. I heartily recommend the food processor recommendation - perhaps you could find one at a thrift store or Freecycle?


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