While recently making a batch of our all-natural liquid shampoo I thought you might enjoy a peek into how it is made. So here is a little mini gallery of pics showing just a bit of what goes on to put that shampoo into the bottle.
Making a liquid soap or shampoo is a bit different than making bar soap. For starters, you use Potassium Hydroxide instead of Sodium Hydroxide. The oils and KOH solution are stirred while being heated, but they are cooked until a paste is formed as shown in Shampoo Paste. Distilled water is then added to the paste and everything is heated again until the paste is diluted as shown in Diluted Shampoo Paste. After the paste is diluted the shampoo can be scented which in our case means adding essential oils. The final step is to thicken the shampoo for which we, of course, use an all-natural solution — salt.
Once the shampoo has been created the way we want it is time to put it into bottles and the bottles labeled. Shampoo Bottles Filled is a shot of filled bottles not yet labeled.
Every step of the way has clean up involved so I had to give you Clean-Up Time, a shot of a sinkful of the dirty dishes created during the process.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my soap shop.
Till the next post,