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How to make liquid soap from a bar
That is extremely expensive soap, considering you can make your own with Ivory soap, which is really one of the best to use because of the purity, and you can get an entire gallon for around $1.50. Of course, if you want to add a scent to it or essential oils like lemongrass or tea tree oil for their antibacterial properties, it will raise it a few pennies, but not by much. :) I just wanted to point out how inexpensive it can be to make your own, and actually how much better it is for your skin.
One other thing, if, after having done the entire process, you find that the liquid soap is still fairly much a liquid instead of having thickened up, take a small amount, like a cup or so, of the mixture and heat it up and then add 3 Tablespoons of kosher salt to the heated liquid. Stir until the salt dissolves and then add the mixture back in to the soap base you've created. That should help thicken it up nicely so it's not like water any longer.Good luck!!!!
You actually should always use distilled water so you don't introduce any more chemicals into the soap than are already there.
If you do it the way I have learned and have done myself, you heat the water to boiling first. Turn off the heat and then introduce the grated soap into hot water. If you do it the other way around, you have a great chance of the mixture boiling over and making a terrible mess!If you're afraid of vapors, you can always purchase masks in the drugstore area of your grocery store, or go to a pharmacy. They can help you there. Or you can even get them at the hardware store. There are a number of different types available to the public.
What about the gasses that go out from the boiling liquid?Is it safe?thr soap contains alot of chemicals.Is it danger to breath those vapors?
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