An easy way of making quality homemade liquid soap using a simple multipurpose recipe.
For the past few years I was more and more disappointed of the commercial cleaning products in general. The liquid soap I used to wash my hands was no different. So I decided to start making my own homemade liquid soap. Using a simple recipe, and easy to follow step by step instructions, you can do your own liquid soap very easy. I don’t know how much you will love it, but I’m really happy with the homemade liquid soap compared to the commercial ones. It can be used it right away as hand soap, shower gel, or shampoo.
How To Make Multipurpose Homemade Liquid Soap
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Always use protective equipment, as potassium hydroxide can cause severe burns.
Liquid Soap Recipe
1. Place all the oils in the slow cooker and set the slow cooker to high. Put the lid on and let the oils heat up.
2. Put your protective equipment ( be very careful, as potassium hydroxide can cause severe burns ) and sprinkle the potassium hydroxide into the water. Stir until all the potassium hydroxide is dissolved. Carefully add the solution to the oils and stir well to combine the mixture.
3. With an immersion blender, blend the mixture to trace ( the term trace refers to the presence of traces of soap mixture on the surface of the mass. It can be light or heavy. )
4. When the composition has become like a thick mayonnaise will stop blending and cover the slow cooker. Let the paste cook for three hours. Stir well every 30 minutes.
5. After three hours, you have to check the pH. Mix the soap with a little water and insert the pH test strips. The soap should have a pH between 7 to 10 , but the best is about 7 to 8. I personally make soap with pH 8.
6. If the soap is not neutral, ( pH between 7 – 10 ) it needs more cooking. When finished, turn off the slow cooker, put the paste in a container and let it cool.
Preparing The Finished Liquid Soap
To make finished liquid soap right away, use equal parts of paste and water. If the paste is hot, use water at room temperature. If the paste it’s cold, you have to use hot water. When the paste melts hard, you can put it on bain marie and mix lightly with a spatula until has become soft. Then use the immersion blender to stir. Pour the finished soap into the bottle.