I happened to have glycerine on hand since I just bought it to make glycerine macerate. I had a lot of soap scraps, so I thought I'd make a double batch. It looked to me like I had about an equivalent of 2 bars of soap if added all together. I put the soap scraps in the blender and 2 Cups of boiling water. Turned the blender on and it literally exploded almost immediately with boiling hot water and soap foam. I got boiling water on my arm and all over the counter (I'm OK).
So I divided the batch (what was left in the blender), put 1/2 back in the bender and added the honey and glycerine. I put in the room temp water, blended again. Still it's just a mass of foam. So I let it sit for 15 minutes while I brought wood in. It's still just a bunch of foam with a little liquid on the bottom. So now what?
The recipe says I should have about 2 cups at this point, and now I"m supposed to add water till I have 5-6 cups of liquid. Well the blender is full of foam.
I'm thinking just let it sit till the foam dies, but I sure never expected this. I must have had some very bubbly soap in there.
Any one have this happen or suggestions on what I should do other than just wait?
I haven't done this for several years, but I would make my own liquid soap out of bar soap bits by just putting a few into the dispenser, and adding hot waterfrom the tap, replenishing as needed. Just shake it up first every time I used it. Wasn't pretty or velvety smooth, but it worked.
There was no "whip" setting, so I used "milkshake". I took my foam blob and melted it on low heat for about 10-15 minutes and the blob melted into liquid soap! I let it cool for about 20 min, poured into the holding jar and will let it sit for a while. It looks really good though! Filled up a 4 lb peanut butter jar!