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Recipe for cucumber soap?

 
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Stacey



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 12:19 pm    Post subject: Recipe for cucumber soap?  Reply with quote    

I want to make cucumber soap but can't find a recipe. My concern is that cucumber is very watery so will it affect the amount of lye you use?
Anyone got a UK friendly recipe?

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry. I'm no help - I read that as cucumber soup

Stacey



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't care if it gets me clean

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Trust google. Google is your friend

http://www.maryjanesfarm.com/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1104

Never made cucumber soap myself, but there are many recipes around and about. Someone here might have had a go... Sally?

Stacey



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a US site though. I don't understand their recipes
I've googled for UK sites but haven't come up with anything.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 05 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never made it myself, but my gut feeling would be to grate or liquidise and strain your cucumber first- retain the strained bit, and use that as part of your water allowance in the lye mixture. I think I would make the lye with the 'real' water, and add the 'cucumber water' after the initial mixing, then add the mushy bit of the grated cucumber at trace. As I say though, just a guess, but you could use a good basic plain soap recipe and have a go, do a small batch at first, as the additional bucumber may make the soap a bit softer and may also give it a slightly shorter shelf life.

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