April 11, 2007
Homemade Foaming Handsoap - Part III
This is the reporting method of choice when a scientist asks a question, makes a hypothesis, tests the hypothesis and finds it to be a failure.
My recipe and preparation were disclosed in Part II of this gripping saga. I diluted the soap solids to ca. 5% by weight and poured it into one of those air-filling dispensers and the image above shows a couple squirts from each. The top soap is mine with a wimpy foam and the bottom is the generic equivalent of Dial foaming handsoap from Target. Target's is much better. I shouldn't have diluted it so much. It's too much trouble to concentrate. Next attempt I'll dilute the mixture to 10% solids by weight and see how that looks. And, just for kicks, I'll dilute the current attempt just in case I'm wrong in the opposite direction.
Stay tuned ...