CITR Liquid Soap Lab


Today, I’ve got two crock pots going with more liquid soap adventures. This one is cooking with a moisturizing shampoo made with olive oil, castor oil, and lanolin. The other crock pot contains a moisturizing hand soap made with olive oil, castor oil, and jojoba.

I’ve also been conducting color experiments in samples using food dye (which is recommended for liquid soaps) and glycerin for thickening.

Aside from its usefulness in thickening liquid soap (and homemade liquid soap is typically thinner than store-bought soap), glycerin adds moisturizing, mildness, and lathering power.

Will be reporting on all this and more soon!


  1. Sally Valentine says:

    When I first read this I thought it said “CRITTER Liquid Soap Lab”!! Hahaha….I was impressed! I thought maybe all the barnyard animals were soon to be lined up for springtime bathing! 🙂

  2. lizzie says:

    Suzanne, I am so excited about this! I can’t wait until to post how to do this!!! you and CindyP are the reason I got into making soap in the first place, Now its an obession of mine, really want to learn to make liquid soap toooooooo! :fairy:

  3. Marinel says:

    I use glycerin all the time, though on some it can have a drying effect. Am really interested how your shampoo turns out!

  4. Brenda says:

    I’m excited to see how it turns out. I’m down to a few bars of homemade bar soap and would like to try liquid next! 🙂

  5. mammaleigh says:

    OK I am just trying my first batch of HP soap! And now you have me wanting to do this too!!! Thank You, Thank You for teaching us! Also a BIG BIG Thank you to CindiP She has walked me through how to do the HP along with the blog on it too!

  6. Ramona says:

    You are so adventurous !

  7. lilac wolf says:

    Won’t the food coloring cause staining? Love this, how much does it cost to make? Looks like fun either way tho.

  8. TinaG says:

    I can’t wait to see/try the final results. You are wonderful Suzanne! We are all blessed with your knowledge and experimenting.

  9. Louise says:

    Looking forward to the instructions on all of the liquid soap products. You are great.

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