Liquid soap recipe

21 ounces  Coconut oil
12 ounces of olive oil.
6 ounces of castor oil
3 ounces of cocoa butter
6 ounces of canola oil
36 ounces of Distilled water.
12 ounces of  potassium hydroxide.
This makes 6+ pounds of paste.
Heat all oils and butters until they are melted.  Take the potassium hydroxide in a well ventillated area with all your saftey gear on and dissolve it in the distilled water.   Use your thermometer to make sure that the temperature of both the lye water (yes Potassium hydroxide is called lye too) is approximately 110 degrees Farenheit.   When the temps are in the proximity of 110, gently pour the lye water into the oils.  This will turn a milky color (that let’s you know that it’s working)  Then, you have to stirr.  This is a bit different than bar soap making, because the trace takes so long. It may seem like it is taking forever; but in a moment it can catch you off guard and freeze up your stick blender.  If it does that’s okay, because you can remove the stick blender and then let the soap cook.  I do this in my crock pot because well I use my stove for cooking other stuff.  So I put the crock pot on low and let it sit and cook.   I check it every 30 minutes or so and kind of poke at it with a wooden spoon because at this point that’s really all you can do with it, and kinda mush it around in the crock pot.  Eventually this will become an amber color (looks like neutragena bar soap) I cook this for around 3 hours to be safe.   You can take a little bit of this amber goo and mix it with water (this is for clarity if you’re really picky about it like I can be sometimes I do this 3 or 4 times.)  I let it sit for a while and then hold it up to the light to see if it’s as clear as I want it.  Then I can store it in Zip loc bags in the fridge or in other places in plastic containers.  When I’m in need of soap all I have to do is take the paste which I’ve made above and put it in a pot with some heated distilled water to dilute.  I usually use a 3:1 ratio of water to soap (meaning 3 parts water to 1 part soap.)  You can go as low as 1:1 ratio (thicker soap)  and as high as 5:1 ratio if you’re using foaming pump bottles.  After this if you want your soap thicker you can mix in brine water (3 tbs of uniodized salt to 8 oz of water)  If you do this 1 table spoon at a time it gives you a nice clear soap.  I would test the thickness and I usually go up to 1table spoon of brine to 1 pound of soap.)   Then I test the pH because if it goes below 8 it will throw your soap out of solution and you’ll get a mess on your hands.  You can scent at any time after you dilute depending on your taste (or smell in this case)  I’m a heavy handed scenter for the most part so I suggest going light if you’re sensitive to smells.  1-2 drops per 8 oz of finished soap for the lighter side and remember if you are using essential oils that they are concentrated so a little goes a long way.