Liquid Castile Soap Base

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 100 reviews
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A true liquid soap of vegetable oil origin, palm-free, surfactant-free and handmade in New Zealand exclusively for PureNature.
Natural translucent pale yellow colour
Requires the addition of essential oils or fragrance oils for fragrance
It’s important to NEVER add vinegar to liquid soap. Vinegar is an acid and it will return the soap back to its original state – oil and water.
Best thickened by the addition of Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC)*
Can be thickened with salt – however, this does not always produce a stable product.
No Parabens
No Mineral Oil compunds
No Sulfates (SLS & SLES)
No PEGS, PPG or DEA
No Glycols
No Phthalates


Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Cocoate, Glycerin, Potassium Oleate, Potassium Castorate.

 

*Best thickened with HEC, for stability over a long period. Simply disperse HEC into a slurry with Glycerine, add COLD water into the slurry, and SLOWLY add the cold slurry into liquid soap base under constant mixing and heating.
Mix and heat to around 35degrees then turn off. The combination of heat and alkali (soap) will cause HEC to thicken.
Add essential oils once thickened and cooled. Experimentation is required for EOs and FOs as they have different properties and all react differently in liquid soap – eg., some might require an emulsifier to prevent clouding, while others may further thicken the soap.

Example formula for producing 1,000g (1kg) liquid soap batch.
1.  Disperse 0.1-1% (or 1-10g) HEC into 3-5% (or 30-50g) Glycerine to make a slurry
2.  Add 10-20% (or 100-200g) COLD water into the slurry and disperse
3.  Add up the amount of HEC + Glycerine + cold water you have used in steps 1-2 above.
For example 10g HEC + 50g Glycerine + 200g water = 260g. Subtract that from 1,000g, which will give the amount of liquid soap base to use (1,000 - 260 = 740g liquid soap base).
4. SLOWLY add the cold water slurry into liquid soap base while SLOWLY heating, with continuous mixing.
5. Heat to around 35 degrees, turn off and cool. Stir a few times as it cools.

This is just an example – you might find that you like to dilute the liquid soap base by 50%. It’s trial and error and will depend upon your desired consistency.

Ideas for using PureNature Liquid Castile Soap
- As a cleaning product for surfaces, dilute the paste by 50-70%, add eucalyptus oil.
- As a floor cleaner, add 20ml into standard bucket.

This product is intended for external use only
average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Michelle M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Castile Liquid Soap Base

Fantastic high quality product, I highly recommend for making beautiful natural cleaning products. My natural spray cleaner was a hit with friends and family. Amazing customer service and fast delivery. Thank you for another great product Pure Nature :)

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Reviewed by Melanie H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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My new hand soap

I mix this with a good hydrosol and a small amount of glycerine for a safe and gentle hand wash

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Reviewed by Zoe
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Soft and gentle on skin

I love this product, its perfect for my toddlers eczema prone skin.

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Reviewed by Paul C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Deodorising soap base

It's soft to the hands, easy to formulate, and effective. I made with activated charcoal purchased from Pure Nature, with another mineral material which cannot be revealed at this moment. The result is amazing, extremely efficient to deodour. Thanks helping me to develop a new effective product.

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Reviewed by Bowie G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love it!

Beautiful, clean product. Works perfectly.

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