Q&A from the article:

Make Handmade Vegetable Soap

Edited by sagvar, Eng, Maria, yunig320

Questions and Answers

Liquid glycerin for bar soap: I want to make vegetable bar soap using liquid vegetable glycerin (without lye). What other ingredients can I add in order to solidify the bar?

I want to make vegetable bar soap using liquid vegetable glycerin (without lye) . What other ingredients can I add in order to solidify the bar?

Ad

You can't really solidify the bar without lye because the lye is what makes it alkaline and determines that it is soap. You can make a liquid soap but without lye you will have to experiment. Lye is not exactly dangerous. But you can use what is termed as melt and pour method. This involved getting a chemical soap like one from Brambleberry grating the soap then heating and adding essential oils or salts/sugars for a scrub bar. This would not need vegetable glycerin though but you could add it. You pour the soap liquid into molds and wait for them to harden.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Can I use liquid glycerin versus block glycerine in this recipe?

Hello, to make the recipe on this VisiHow page for organic homemade vegetable glycerin soap the first step asks you to "Take 16 ounces of vegetable glycerine, and put it in a large microwave-safe bowl." The next step is to "melt" it. Can I use the liquid sold in a gallon jug versus the block?. Thanks. I have tried: I'm a new soap maker.. I think it was caused by: Asking this question as a precaution.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Advertisement

16 ounces in volume or liquid is 2 cups. If you use the liquid version you can heat up the liquid but skip the melting process.

My molds are not hardening after two hours?

Why won't my soap mixture harden after two hours? I used vegetable glycerin in liquid form, heated it in the microwave and added some coconut oil to the molds as well. I dyed the mixture with natural herbs instead of mica and now the molds are still liquid after two hours. What did I do wrong??. I have tried: I moved the molds to a cooler place in the house and I covered them with aluminum foil.. I think it was caused by: I am thinking maybe the fact that I didn't add mica but I am not sure.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Advertisement

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

Sir, can you please help me make a soap out of pure glycerine liquid?

Making bar soap out of pure glycerine liquid. I have tried: Pure glycerine liquid but it is not hardened. I think it was caused by: Maybe the ingredients

VisiHow QnA. This section is not written yet. Want to join in? Click EDIT to write this answer.

The above questions are from the following wiki...
Make Handmade Vegetable Soap

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Douragucci
Premier Author
15 Articles Started
20 Article Edits
1,900 Points
Douragucci is a premier author with VisiHow. Douragucci has achieved the level of "Private" with 1,900 points. Douragucci has started 15 articles (including this one) and has also made 20 article edits. 386,000 people have read Douragucci's article contributions.
Douragucci's Message Board
Douragucci: Hi, my name is Douragucci.
Douragucci: Can I help you with your problem about "Liquid glycerin for bar soap: I want to make vegetable bar soap using liquid vegetable glycerin (without lye) . What other ingredients can I add in order to solidify the bar"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Arts & Crafts

Recent edits by: Maria, Eng, sagvar

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 2,006 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No