Homemade soap...

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    Is wonderful. I've been using Dove but my skin has been getting dryer and dryer as I get older. These soaps are amazing (and they're actually soap unlike dove).


    http://www.athenaschoice.com/

    Going to be ordering from here as well: http://www.paperstreetsoapltd.com/


    I don't see a Hygiene section here or I'd post it there, I'd be interested to learn what sort of gems you guys have up your sleeves.

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    Jun 18, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidI thought you had a recipe


    Actually been looking to make it since it seems simple enough, and this can become an expensive habit. icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    We actually have an RJer soapmaker here!

    http://www.realjock.com/jjexplored
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    Jun 18, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    I misread the title as 'Homemade soup' (and I still clicked on it)! Anyway, for the record, I do make my own soup.
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    Jun 18, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC said..., I'd be interested to learn what sort of gems you guys have up your sleeves.

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    Jun 18, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    I thought this thread was about Fight Club.
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    Jun 18, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    I do make my own soap. I make just the basic soap with lye, lard and water. I use no fragrances or oils. An old fashioned lye soap is actually a very mild and moisturizing soap.

    I not only use it in the shower, I also use it on laundry stains, and I keep a small tub of it grated up in the kitchen for dish soap.

    It can't be beat. Besides how mild and moisturizing it is, it is very very inexpensive to make... MUCH less than what you spend on a generic bar of soap in the grocer or at any other place.
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    Jun 19, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI thought this thread was about Fight Club.


    I can punch you if you'd like
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    Jun 19, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Well I thought it said soup. You're one better than me although, fight club?
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    Jun 19, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    A friend of mine makes homemade soap, shampoo, conditioner, bathroom spray, oh and lube icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    SoCalScotty saidA friend of mine makes homemade soap, shampoo, conditioner, bathroom spray, oh and lube icon_rolleyes.gif


    No way! I make homemade lube too! It's called spit icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI thought this thread was about Fight Club.


    +1

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    Jun 19, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    SoCalScotty saidA friend of mine makes homemade soap, shampoo, conditioner, bathroom spray, oh and lube icon_rolleyes.gif


    No way! I make homemade lube too! It's called spit icon_biggrin.gif


    Me too, mine is called a flood of precum icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    ...

    1 Tbl butter
    2 Large Onions
    1 Tbl curry powder (add more to taste)
    2 large butternut squashes
    (3 1/2 lbs total) - peeled, seeded, sliced into 1/2 inch chunks
    2 cans of chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon of salt (add more if soup is too sweet)

    2tbl spoons of button slice onions saute for 18-20 minutes until golden and tender
    add curry and remaining butter cook 1 minute stirring
    Add squash, broth, salt, and 2 1/4 cups of water till boil, reduce heat and cover simmer soup until squash is very tender (20 minutes)
    Blender low speed, blend mixture in small batches until very smooth. Pour soup into large bowl after each batch.


    Return bowl to stove reheat
    Makes 12 cups
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    Jun 19, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    xrichx saidI thought this thread was about Fight Club.

    I can punch you if you'd like

    How about I give you a donkey punch. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC said...

    1 Tbl butter
    2 Large Onions
    1 Tbl curry powder (add more to taste)
    2 large butternut squashes
    (3 1/2 lbs total) - peeled, seeded, sliced into 1/2 inch chunks
    2 cans of chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon of salt (add more if soup is too sweet)

    2tbl spoons of button slice onions saute for 18-20 minutes until golden and tender
    add curry and remaining butter cook 1 minute stirring
    Add squash, broth, salt, and 2 1/4 cups of water till boil, reduce heat and cover simmer soup until squash is very tender (20 minutes)
    Blender low speed, blend mixture in small batches until very smooth. Pour soup into large bowl after each batch.


    Return bowl to stove reheat
    Makes 12 cups

    Can you shampoo you're hair with it tho......??????
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    I use Dove Visible Care which is supposed like to regenerate your cells, the ad looked science-y hahahaha so I bought it and I love it, homemade soap is too much trouble, I actually made one on high school and the professor said that if I were to use it it would literally burn my skin icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    I've always wondered, how does a bar of soap work?

    how does rubbing it on my body clean me?
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    http://www.lush.ca/shop/english?sc=1


    http://www.rockymountainsoap.com/


    Great lip balms as well. Prefer RMS over LUSH as there products dont expire as quickly.
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    Jun 19, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    waxon saidI've always wondered, how does a bar of soap work?
    how does rubbing it on my body clean me?

    Soap creates a slippery layer between your skin and dirt/germs. And when you rinse with water, the dirt/germs slip away. [Insert wacky sound effects here.]

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    Jun 19, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    waxon saidI've always wondered, how does a bar of soap work?
    how does rubbing it on my body clean me?

    Soap creates a slippery layer between your skin and dirt/germs. And when you rinse with water, the dirt/germs slip away. [Insert wacky sound effects here.]

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    oh... so really i could wipe anything all over my (ripped) bod, and wash it off? I thought it like killed germs and cleaned out your pores n shit....

    what a disappointment bar of soap is

    wtf is soap even made out of?

    I contemplate this every day when i shower
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    Jun 19, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAs tempting as it would be to add my own soUp recipe, I'll instead echo Paulnks: soAp is easy to make. It can be hard to find lye nowadays, but if you can, the "recipe" was on the label, last time I bought some.


    The old lye that was common is no longer available. I can't think of the name of it at the moment. lol I found a good quality lye online that I bought. Some lye can be very expensive and others not, depending on where you find it. I searched until I finally found a good inexpensive source.

    I plan to add oatmeal and use goat's milk in my next (bath) soap. There's nothing like a good goat milk soap. But, I will still keep making the plain soap for cleaning and dish soap.

    But.. yes, it is very easy and once it has "cured" it is not caustic and is very mild.
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    Jun 19, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC said...

    1 Tbl butter
    2 Large Onions
    1 Tbl curry powder (add more to taste)
    2 large butternut squashes
    (3 1/2 lbs total) - peeled, seeded, sliced into 1/2 inch chunks
    2 cans of chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon of salt (add more if soup is too sweet)

    2tbl spoons of button slice onions saute for 18-20 minutes until golden and tender
    add curry and remaining butter cook 1 minute stirring
    Add squash, broth, salt, and 2 1/4 cups of water till boil, reduce heat and cover simmer soup until squash is very tender (20 minutes)
    Blender low speed, blend mixture in small batches until very smooth. Pour soup into large bowl after each batch.


    Return bowl to stove reheat
    Makes 12 cups



    I love soup. And Yes, I thought this thread was about soup. I dont know shit about soap.... I used Irish Spring because back in the day when it first came out, the irish guy who cut it with a knife to show the stripes inside it was hot as shit. (Do any of you guys my age remember that guy??)

    Wanna good soup recipe? I have one!!