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  • I'm in New Jersey here in the U.S.  I'm looking at the site now but haven't found any international options yet.  The shipping rates might be a problem there but I'll check that out.  Thanks again!
  • I did see these and this is the type of container I am seeking.  Unfortunately, I have a previously printed label that has to fit on the top of the screw top but it is exactly 3" in diameter and the screw top has an indentation that is smaller …
  • Hi! Thanks for following and sharing! If I did the calculations correctly, that would be about $2.15/lb. for the Coconut Fatty Acid with a minimum of 2.2 lbs. purchase. but coming from Mexico what would the shipping costs be? 
 
I …
  • Luis, thanks for getting back to me on these.   1. Recalculated SAP values for formula last night - it is actually a 4% superfat!  (rolls eyes :(  )  have changed formula to 0% superfat. 2.  Did find a reseller for PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate ve…
  • Let me make it simple:   1.  Formula had a 2% superfat instead of recommended 0% 2.  Crothix may be the problem - perhaps use PEG-150 Distearate 3. trying of a blend of Polysorbate 20 and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil might be an option 4.  try PEG…
  • The ebay one lists itself as "Ethoxylated" as does the ulprospector one but the other two don't. https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-ethoxylation.htm
  • Luis,  a quick question!  What temperature is it in the room that you saw, worked with or touched the PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil? My workroom is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit!  Many of the online pictures I have seen of PEG-40 Hydrogenat…
  • Luis, I appreciate your input.  In my
business I create handcrafted soap, liquid soap but I also make men's shaving
cream and men's shaving soap which are made with fatty acids such as Stearic,
Palmitic, Myristic and Oleic an…
  • As I said above, Belassi My first oil in my formula is Coconut Oil which is in the highest percentage, then Oleic Acid is next and Castor Oil
 is the last because it contains Ricinoleic Acid which makes a very 
water soluble soap an…
  • and as an addendum, I have a document from David Steinberg called "showletter" which I've had for years that contains several liquid soap formulas including "hand soap" "real soap shampoo" and all the formulas are made …
  • Belassi, Hi there! As you can see here: Ingredients: Water,
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oleic
Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-150
Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Glycerin, fragrance, Capryl…
  • Adding to the above posted earlier today... Last night I went into my large file for my Liquid Soap project and read through everything!  I usually try to collect as many formulations as possible but there weren't too many.  I did have a group of so…
  • UPDATE! 

I mixed 0.4
oz. of PEG-40 HCO paste with 0.8 oz.
Lavender EO and heated and stirred it until mixed.  I heated up 17 oz.
of liquid soap stock I have that is thickened and unscented that I heated to&a…
  • Ok, thanks. I will take a batch that is unscented but has been thickened with PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate then combine a fragrance and the PEG-40 HCO together, heat and homogenize it then add it to the heated liquid soap, stir and let it c…
  • Luis, welcome back! I don't know the name either but it IS like what happens when you mix glycerin and water together!  To be clear in both pictures on the right are of an already  finished product from stock and nothing has been done to it and it'…
  • The PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil arrived the other day and I thought about how I should proceed and decided to try this:  I took a bottle of finished liquid soap was scented with Lemongrass Essential Oil at room temp. a few weeks ago.  I poured it…
  • (Quote) 
letsalcido, I did find a brief article about castille soap that might offer a little information: https://vermontsoap.com/why-does-castile-liquid-soap-separate-and-get-cloudy/ Interestingly, since the temperature in my retail store …
  • Update:  I finally heard back from my chemical company and they are sending me a sample of the PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.  They asked about my procedure and pH range and I sent them this: "I saponify the oils until they become a paste and …
  • OK, Guys!  :) It appears that I did get the KOH solution correct with 12.96 kg of KOH dissolved in 23.04 kg H2O which totals their 36 kg. of 38 Baume KOH! For the NaOH either I misread the original formula or mistyped the 9 using a 0 which is righ…
  • Thanks Pharma! I took your second line in your post and filled in the numbers for NaOH because it made more sense for ME to try it this way but I was confused about where the 0.36 came from in your KOH calculation!  So here are two versions of it w…
  • Imosca, My problem is that I don't understand the terminology you are using.  I am looking at the chart for KOH on page 26.  I followed the Degrees Baume down to 38.07 then over to the left and under %KOH I see the number 36.  The formula shows 38 …
  • Imosca,  I appreciate your input.  I am usually a bit long-winded so I tried to make it brief but perhaps I was too brief.  I am trying to compare this shaving soap formula from 1933 with others from the same time period. (Image) I don't have a cos…
  • Update:  I never heard back from the company which is not a surprise with the current situation we are going through but I did find an MSDS sheet that gave a range of 0.5%-5.0% as the suggested usage range.  I did find a couple of gallons of PEG-30 …
  • I saw that the PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil was "liquid to semi-solid" and the PEG-25 is listed as liquid so I'm getting the picture and I can see that most like the PEG-40 should be able to perform in the way that is needed... back to r…
  • So, as an update, I've been reading up on PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil and I went to the Protameen site, a local NJ company I've done business with for many years, and I see that they not only have PEG-40 but also 16, 25, 50 and 60!  I've only bee…
  • Luis,  You brought up an interesting point.  I remember seeing a machine that "created" shaving cream back in the late 1960's in my barber shop.  In that instance there wouldn't be any contact from one client to the next but with a hard so…
  • Luis, I really appreciate your input!  Your mention of PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil  rang a bell so I am starting to do some research and hopefully will find this available with one of the chemical companies here in New Jersey and New York so I ca…
  • letsalico, Thanks for the clarification.  For the moment, I will stick with the PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate because it has worked well and I still have a quantity of it to use up before I consider using salt but it is good to know the proc…
  • letsalcido, 

Just to recap, you showed two
examples of your liquid soap in which you said on March 20th you used
Polysorbate 20 to clarify them successfully and those are the pictures of the
two green bottle…
  • letsalcido, Thanks for the clarification!  Your putting forth the use of salt is making me think about it.  Glad you mentioned you used a solution.  Do you have a suggested range I might want to try or a suggested solution strength range?   I have b…
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