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How to Make Homemade Liquid Soap

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Bring the Soap Paste to Trace
Trace

Trace in Batch of Liquid Soap

David Fisher
Here's where your first measure of added patience will be needed. Depending on your mixture of oils, it will take a long time to get to trace. Sometimes as much as 30 minutes. "Trace" for liquid soap looks pretty much like cold process - kind of pudding like - perhaps more like a blend of pudding and applesauce - with the characteristic "traces" and/or ridges when you dribble the soap back into the pot or stir. You can't really stir it too much, so it's best to make sure you've got a good solid trace before moving to the next step.
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