A few Tuesdays ago, I decided to make liquid soap using my crockpot. I have made liquid soap before on a stove but wanted to try another method. I followed the instructions of Sally Hornsey in her book “How to Make your Own Soap”. It took about three days of on and off work (all in all I spent about 5-6 hours) for me to get the right consistency of soap. It was too thick at first so I ended up adding a lot more water then she recommends to dilute the soap paste.
For the liquid soap, I used almond oil, coconut oil and Shea Butter.
Once I had the liquid soap base to the right consistency, I used some of it to create a dish soap and a body wash. For the dish soap, I added a few drops of lemon essential oil since it has cleansing properties and I like the smell.
For the body wash, I used the general guidelines from Mountain Rose Herbs. I combined the following ingredients together:
1oz of Aloe Vera Gel
3 oz of homemade liquid soap
3 oz of spring water
1 tablespoon of rose infused jojoba oil
15 drops of ylang ylang and rosemary essential oil
1 tsp of sea salt
The result is a white body wash that smells heavenly but is still a little bit too liquid, so next time Ill use more salt. But I love using it regardless as it leaves a nice scent on my skin.
I am in love with the liquid soap and am looking forward to making more. I am even thinking of including it in my shop. Would you be interested? If so, dish soap or body wash?
Another great resource for making liquid soap in the crockpot: http://ourlifesimplified.com/house/soap-recipes/homemade-liquid-soap-the-easy-way/
*sorry for the picture quality, they were taken with my phone*