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  • liquid soap concentrate made of powder

    Posted by sazerac on July 28, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Has anyone got a recipe to make a liquid soap out of powder.  I just want to mix powders…carry it with me in the bush, then add it to a bottle of water to make a liquid soap on demand…any ideas on formulas with different surfactant ratios?

    chemicalmatt replied 5 years, 7 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • sven

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    July 28, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Maybe I am not seeing this. Most of the syn surfactants are liquid already those that’s not liquid (SLS) needs heat ?

  • belassi

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    July 28, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    ermmm… Persil?

  • markbroussard

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    July 28, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Powder).  There is also a paste version.

  • sazerac

    Member
    July 29, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Thanks, I will look these up.

  • Biochemist

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    July 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Sodium cocoyl glutamate powder .. double check but I think is also biodegradable so better for the environment if you’re in the bush. 

  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    July 30, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    For “bush soap” - meaning a liquid that will clean your hands, utensils, dishes, clothes even, I’d blend together 5.0 - 10.0% sodium lauryl sulfate 98% powder (Stepanol WA-100) with sodium bicarbonate as base, ass 1.0% tetrasodium EDTA as anti-deposition aid, then call it soap when diluted 1: 20. This will dissolve in water far easier than those other solid-state surfactants mentioned.

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