This has been an ongoing experiment, which started when I began making my own dog soap. Puppies need a pH of 7 and most cold process soap falls above that range. I began by mushing up soap add adding vinegar to shreds to lower the pH. I would wash the dog by rubbing my soap shred vinegar mush to her. A few weeks ago I had a brilliant idea, now I am using this to wash my hair, wash my dog and I will be posting some whipped soap scrubs shortly on PureNaKeDSoap.com.
This is a very simple DIY recipe:
- Shredded cold process soap of your choice – must be made with lye (sodium hydroxide)
- Apple cider vinegar ( I used Bragg’s Organic)
- Water (I used distilled)
1. Measure about 2 small handfuls of soap shreds in a microwave safe container
2. add a large spoonful of apple cider vinegar to the shreds
3. Microwave shreds and vinegar about 30 seconds – does not smell good the ACV is strong. Be careful it gets hot
3. This is about what my shreds looked like when I added about 1/3 cup of water. Microwave again 30-45 seconds. Watch while microwaving, it bubbles & needs to be stopped before it bubbles over.
4. Remove from microwave & whip with fork, be careful it will be hot.
5. Mix until shreds dissolve more.
6. This is how it looked shortly after. I shook it a few times in a mason jar.
7. After sitting overnight in the mason jar, I whipped it a little with a fork. I added a few drops of tea tree to this batch, because it is my own shampoo now. Dog doesn’t get tea tree, she gets rosemary!
(I am not giving exact measurements because I will be using the recipe for my product and have to have some measure of product protection)