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Old 05-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #11
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Re: bar soap to body wash???

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There is also a huge risk of bacterial growth once you add water - liquid soap requires a preservative to stay microbe free.

There is handcrafted liquid soap but it *should* contain a preservative - not vit e, gse, etc. There are no natural preservative s available that will keep the buggies at bay.
You wouldn't have to worry about ickies growing in liquid soap made with a bar, because that soap goes so quick from being slimy, because you use so much of it that it wouldn't grow.

Actually that isn't true even though it's a big debate in the soapmaking community. The PH is quite high in liquid soap made with potassium hydroxide so it cannot grow anything. That is why dr bronners doesn't put any preservative in their soap. Of course there are exceptions to the rule like if you superfat it high or if you add additives. A lot of things can go into play here like if you use old oils or your oils go rancid in your soap. That is why some people use GSE, vitamin e. rosemary oleoresin etc.

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