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Old 04-18-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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Does anyone here make homemade soaps? We bought some foaming soap at a craft fair that is wonderful. I wish I had the recipe. We bought a lemon scented for the kitchen and a rosemary mint for the bathroom. They contain olive oil. They smell great and don't dry my skin out.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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My wife has been wanting to try this, but the list of ingredients and tools is a bit daunting.

She finds a lot of homemade soaps on ebay and ETSY.com.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:39 PM
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I make bar soap and laundry soap, I have never done foaming soap.

Bet you could google it and get directions.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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I make bar soap and laundry soap, I have never done foaming soap.

Bet you could google it and get directions.
Thanks RHB. I have googled and just haven't found anything that matches up with what the ingredients on the label of the foam we bought. Hopefully someday someone will see this with some tried and true recipes.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Well, it's not really making anything but I've refilled my foam soap dispenser with liquid soap thinned with water. I think it was 4:1 water, soap. I just thinned the soap until it looked to be about the same consistency as what was in the bottle. I used body wash or all purpose soap -shampoo/body wash/ bubble bath.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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Yes, I made soap on several occasions. I do NOT think that it is worth the effort rendering the fat and mixing it with lye. More often than not, we were able to produce an acceptable and functional product if you added the right scent.

However, since I can get bars of soap (full sized) for 4-6 bars for a dollar, I do not think that it is worth the effort.

YMMV.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:53 AM
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I do render the lard - right after we butcher the pigs, and I do make the soap. The cost is still a little cheaper than $ store stuff,and I know what's in it.

The big savings may not be there, but...for me it's a matter of learning the skill, not wasting the lard, and it's FUN!
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