Liquid soap too thick

Discussion in 'Soapmaking' started by adamtheha, May 5, 2013.

  1. adamtheha

    adamtheha Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2007
    Southern Alberta
    I've been on the forum for years, but I'm new at soapmaking.
    I made a batch of liquid soap that was exceptional, completely clear, no lumps etc. I decided to make a bit larger batch, maybe 30% larger, and added about 8% coconut oil. The rest was the same, but I've now got the thickest batch I've ever seen, even after adding 200% more water than the recipe calls for!
    It's also very "creamy" looking, and I even added more lye to try and clarify it, my reasoning being that not all the oils are saponified, and I can always neutralize extra lye with Borax later.
    Still thick as taffy, still looks like lotion almost.
    Thoughts? Can it be saved? The oils were 45% canola, 37% olive, and 8% coconut, no scents, and I'm using potassium hydroxide crystals.
  2. linn

    linn Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jul 19, 2005