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BLOWNSIX
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3/29/10 8:48 P

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Meh, it's Gojo so it's some synthetic cherry smell. Nasty.

I think my guys want an unscented scrub. They're tired of the orange scented stuff lol.



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3/29/10 8:45 P

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cherry? or cherry almond? the latter is bitter almond essential oil. Personally I like a good citrus!

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BLOWNSIX
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3/29/10 8:42 P

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Yeah, the guys have shot down the bar idea. I'm trying to push them towards a wide mouth jar.

My BF has this cherry smelling hand scrub and it is seriously DISGUSTING smelling lol. I hate it.

If they just HAVE TO HAVE the pump liquid stuff, I'll be back asking questions lol.

Thanks!



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3/29/10 8:38 P

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That's why I've pretty much settled on bar soap. My stepson is a mechanic by trade and he's gotten to the point he won't use anything else other than my soap. The gojo and so forth....his wife can't stand the smell. My soap she does like the smell of. I can understand their reluctance to use a jar but I know what it's been like when I tinkered with it.

Like I said, it's not particularly difficult but it is very time consuming. I make huge batches when I make mine as the paste lasts for a long time. Even when I had the shop and was selling it(liquid soap) I only made paste once a month. I remember the first time I made it........it took me 3 days to get the water added into the paste where I liked it.

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3/29/10 2:21 P

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Thanks for that!

I haven't made any type of soap before. I'm really JUST getting into it. I have a soap base to remill, but that's about it.

I was looking at liquid recipes last night and while they don't seem too hard, I was curious about the scrubbies suspending in the liquid. I'd like to make it fairly thick. I'll see if they would be okay with a jar instead of a pump. I know my BF doesn't like the jar, but I'll see what they say.



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In my opinion this would be better as a jar product or a hard bar soap. I've found coffee grounds in soap to be great. It not only gets off the grime but it also deodorizes. Emulsified sugar or salt scrubs would then be the jar type.

If you want to continue with the liquid I'd use homemade liquid soap which is a totally different animal. The issue would be to keep the particles suspended which would take something other than a natural product or have the particles so light that you then have a very thick liquid to keep them suspended. You'd still more than likely need to shake before pumping. Either way when you make liquid soap you always dilute it to the consistency that you want.

Have you made liquid soap before? It's very different to make than bar soap. Not hard but it does take some practice. Catherine Failor has a good book. Her formulae seem intimidating because it's negative superfat meaning it looks lye heavy. BUT you have to realize that potassium hydroxide is far from pure....when you add in the impurities it's about right. If you want some ideas on liquid soap...give me a shout and I'll give you one of my formulations I use.

If you get stressed out eat some catnip and go to sleep

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3/28/10 10:26 P

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I'm working on a recipe for a Mechanics Hand Scrub for some people I know. Is it best to start with a liquid soap base and then add pumice/borax/whatever scrubbies I want to use? It's going to be stored in a pump jar so it needs to be a slightly thick consistency (think GoJo) but not too thin either. Will the pumice/borax suspend or will it sink?

Thanks!



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