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Liquid Soaps
Shampoo Gel

    Date : 1997-11-01


    • 6 fluid ounces Water
    • 3.1 ounces weight KOH (potassium hydroxide)
    • 8 ounces weight Soybean Oil (liquid form, not hydrogenated)
    • 4 ounces weight Coconut Oil
    • 4 ounces weight Sunflower Oil
    • 1/2 cup Liquid Glycerin
    • water
    • Fragrance Oil of choice (1 to 2 drams)


    Combine water and KOH. Set aside. Allow to cool. Combine oils and heat gently. When temperatures are near 150 F combine KOH solution and oils, stir until mixture doesn't have oil rising to the top anymore after being allowed to sit for 5 minutes. KOH traces differently than NaOH soaps. Mixing in a glass container makes separtation easier to see. If separation occurs, then mix vigorously. Allow to cure for one week.

    When mixture has cured add 1/2 cup glycerin, fragrance oil and enough water to thin mixture to desired consistency. Mix well. Store shampoo in an airtight container as water will evaporate and cause mixture to thinken.