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Home Made Saddle Soap - Tips N' Tricks?

Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by raisethebar, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. raisethebar

    raisethebar Senior Member

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    Hi all!

    I'm trying my hand at making saddle soap in the hopes that I can turn into a small hobby and hopefully put a few dollars in my pocket. I made my first batch last night and it looks *aweeeesome* but I was curious - for those of you who are experienced in making it, how long does it typically take to become fully solid? I'm not expecting it to be rock hard, but it's been sitting about 14 hours now and it's still a little softer than I had hoped or expected. I am just wondering if this is something that takes time (like normal soaps do) or if perhaps I need to tweak my recipe a bit.. thoughts?​
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Shoot fire, I never thought about making it. Is it hard to do? One of my friends makes those fancy schmancy soaps, it looks hard to me.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    If you didn't use pure glycerine and added a soft soap to it, there ya go.
     
  4. raisethebar

    raisethebar Senior Member

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    I used pure Glycerine, Beeswax, & Oil.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Then you probably have the Murphy's oil soap version. If you want it hard in a bar, you just use glycerin and some food color.
     
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    raisethebar Senior Member

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    Good to know thanks for your input!!
     
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    Tack Collector Senior Member

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    There was a Murphy's gel or something much thicker than their current liquid soap that horsemen really loved. Was before my time, but there are probably a lot of people who remember it and would like a replacement product. MelJean probably can provide more info.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    I think you just add more glycerine to make it gel.
     
  9. raisethebar

    raisethebar Senior Member

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    At this point I think the 4 tins I made isn't salvageable. It does a fabulous job cleaning but it's not the consistency I want.. I'm waiting for more Glycerine to arrive so hopefully round 2 gives me what I want!
     
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