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hey gurrllllll hook me up wth one of your creations
lol i have a few but if we stick to the Kojic Acid on this thread. Personally i have since switched from Kocic acid soap to African black soap with extra added exfoliants eg oatmeal etc.
to make KoJic acid soap you need the following:

1.Kojic acid powder
2.water (to dissolve your KA)
3.Essential oil of choice ( I use carrot seed essential oil for KA soap)
4.1 lb soap base ( i'll leave a link below on the ones i use regularly)
5.Fresh Papaya puree or simply food color ( i use color)
6.Rubbing Alcohol
7.A silicon mold ( to mold your soap)

Prep:
Take 1 teaspoon KA Powder put it in a microwaveable glass container, add 4 tablespoons of water.
Take another container with hot water in it, place your glass container with your KA + Water mix in it so it can dissolve properly
Take your soap base ( having already cut it in pieces and placed it in a microwaveable glass bowl) Place this in the microwave for 1 min tops to melt.
Now that you have your melted soap base, add your dissolved KA and stir the mix, while stirring add your food color or if you're the "organic" type add your papaya puree, stir that together
Add a few drops of your essential oil (in my case i use carrot seed oil 10-20 drops) into your melted soap mix stir some more.
Take your silicon mold and pour your freshly prepared soap into it.
Once done take your rubbing alcohol and spray it on your soap so you can loose the bubbles that have foamed in the mix once poured in the silicon mould.
Let your soap cool for 6 hours or freeze it if you don't have the patience.
Unmold your soap and its ready to use.

This might look like a lot of work but you probably will only need to do it once every two months since you can make 6-8 bars of soap at once.

List of products:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Pour-Soap-Base-Goats/dp/B005A2VS4U/ref=pd_sim_201_10?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CWWFRYHF38M9F6V6VKH0

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Pour-Soap-Base-Oatmeal/dp/B01LZ8CJ6E/ref=pd_sim_201_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CWWFRYHF38M9F6V6VKH0

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JIGTZNY?th=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Soaps-Hand-Wash/Base-Colour-Kit-Water-based-Colours-Cosmetics/B0055BVZ1W/ref=pd_sim_201_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J0H4PABDWDP3XPP5GX1D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X1BH3C8?psc=1
 

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We actually used to have one on our old platform........I miss it so much!!

I can make a thread in the DIY section if you wish, might be easier to locate that way and or direct people there when they ask. Great details btw, I love all the info you provided, great job @RKB. What other tricks you got up your sleeve? :p
Yes please @gmyrat if you don't moving it there.
I make different types of soap (mostly exfoliating soaps) e.g rice soap, african black soap with papaya puree, carrot puree mixed with a bit of oatmeal, goat milk soap since it has LA i just add a bit of KA, and the oatmeal +shea butter base i add other things blah blah... ( i know I'm excessive with it but DIY is addictive) i got tired of buying small bars that are meant to just empty my pockets... this lightening journey is expensive..
 

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@RKB here you go, don't be shy, do share, you know I will be watching this thread :thumbsup:
 

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lol i have a few but if we stick to the Kojic Acid on this thread. Personally i have since switched from Kocic acid soap to African black soap with extra added exfoliants eg oatmeal etc.
to make KoJic acid soap you need the following:

1.Kojic acid powder
2.water (to dissolve your KA)
3.Essential oil of choice ( I use carrot seed essential oil for KA soap)
4.1 lb soap base ( i'll leave a link below on the ones i use regularly)
5.Fresh Papaya puree or simply food color ( i use color)
6.Rubbing Alcohol
7.A silicon mold ( to mold your soap)

Prep:
Take 1 teaspoon KA Powder put it in a microwaveable glass container, add 4 tablespoons of water.
Take another container with hot water in it, place your glass container with your KA + Water mix in it so it can dissolve properly
Take your soap base ( having already cut it in pieces and placed it in a microwaveable glass bowl) Place this in the microwave for 1 min tops to melt.
Now that you have your melted soap base, add your dissolved KA and stir the mix, while stirring add your food color or if you're the "organic" type add your papaya puree, stir that together
Add a few drops of your essential oil (in my case i use carrot seed oil 10-20 drops) into your melted soap mix stir some more.
Take your silicon mold and pour your freshly prepared soap into it.
Once done take your rubbing alcohol and spray it on your soap so you can loose the bubbles that have foamed in the mix once poured in the silicon mould.
Let your soap cool for 6 hours or freeze it if you don't have the patience.
Unmold your soap and its ready to use.

This might look like a lot of work but you probably will only need to do it once every two months since you can make 6-8 bars of soap at once.

List of products:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Pour-Soap-Base-Goats/dp/B005A2VS4U/ref=pd_sim_201_10?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CWWFRYHF38M9F6V6VKH0

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Pour-Soap-Base-Oatmeal/dp/B01LZ8CJ6E/ref=pd_sim_201_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CWWFRYHF38M9F6V6VKH0

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JIGTZNY?th=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Soaps-Hand-Wash/Base-Colour-Kit-Water-based-Colours-Cosmetics/B0055BVZ1W/ref=pd_sim_201_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J0H4PABDWDP3XPP5GX1D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X1BH3C8?psc=1
I be running through my soap lol. It's an African lady on youtube name obaapaaskinny that be diy'n and she makes her ka soaps too. this may sound like bet how much you say altogether this costs you.
 

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@RKB here you go, don't be shy, do share, you know I will be watching this thread :thumbsup:
:yourock:Excellent. Many Thanks @gymrat. I'll definitely be sharing some more later in the week. why do i feel like i've just gotten your blessings and my skin lightening game will be on fleeeeek :cowdance:
 

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also what is the percentage of the KA? Thanks
TBH you can add what is tolerable to your own skin. Personally i don't go above 2% for the soap since i have KA in my lotion as well. if you have sensitive skin use 1%. It is important to also note that its not the higher % of KA, it is the everyday use that makes KA effective.
 

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I be running through my soap lol. It's an African lady on youtube name obaapaaskinny that be diy'n and she makes her ka soaps too. this may sound like bet how much you say altogether this costs you.
I hear you. Personally it's satisfying to make my own. i got tired of getting used to one soap then when i need to go buy more the damn this issued out or discontinued.. so i figured for the sake of consistency, i'd rather get my skin used to what will always be available i.e my DIY soaps.
 

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I hear you. Personally it's satisfying to make my own. i got tired of getting used to one soap then when i need to go buy more the damn this issued out or discontinued.. so i figured for the sake of consistency, i'd rather get my skin used to what will always be available i.e my DIY soaps.
Not to mention when you make your own anything, serum, lotion, soap, etc, you can add what you wish too and customize it to your needs. After you have built your inventory its always more cost effective to make your own.

Do you always purchase through amazon? Ever a DIY/soap supplier?
 

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TBH you can add what is tolerable to your own skin. Personally i don't go above 2% for the soap since i have KA in my lotion as well. if you have sensitive skin use 1%. It is important to also note that its not the higher % of KA, it is the everyday use that makes KA effective.
yeah bc it can lead to skin thinness& usage rate is 1-3% ok you on point lol. how's the lotion working out for you? what lotion you use? Thanks
 

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I hear you. Personally it's satisfying to make my own. i got tired of getting used to one soap then when i need to go buy more the damn this issued out or discontinued.. so i figured for the sake of consistency, i'd rather get my skin used to what will always be available i.e my DIY soaps.
I want to be more on the DIY side. I need to make a DIY likas soap lol
 

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yeah bc it can lead to skin thinness& usage rate is 1-3% ok you on point lol. how's the lotion working out for you? what lotion you use? Thanks
just made a DIY lotion (link below on the base lotion i used), added KA, licorice extract & mulberry root extract. I plan on use this for a month and see how it works on my skin. I'm slowly but surely moving my lil a$$ over to DIY everything (hopefully by next year)

Before this i was using Caro white mixing it with KA.. sometimes i'd add mulberry root extract ( rarely thought).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-BODY-BUTTER-Blending-Base/dp/B00EBR2BFA/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495840492&sr=8-3&keywords=base+lotion
 

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I want to be more on the DIY side. I need to make a DIY likas soap lol
I hope you can jump on the DIY train.. even if its one of your daily products, i find it very satisfying ( i know I'm weird like that) I've actually never used likas soap but i've heard great things about it, might give it a try one day.
 

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Not to mention when you make your own anything, serum, lotion, soap, etc, you can add what you wish too and customize it to your needs. After you have built your inventory its always more cost effective to make your own.

Do you always purchase through amazon? Ever a DIY/soap supplier?
I order from amazon and making cosmetics, these are the only two i have ordered from, but 2-3 weeks ago i noticed a supplier on amazon selling KA slightly cheaper than making cosmetics ( the only place i order my KA) shipping cost alone from making cosmetics is a little over 17 pounds:mad: while this other supplier was like 7 pounds and arrived in 3 days.
Another reason i order from amazon is coz they deliver same day or next day if you have prime :secret: ( i hate waiting)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/acid-cosmetic-grade-last-3000ml-cream-pure-product/dp/B010V1R5LO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495841150&sr=8-3&keywords=kojic+acid
 

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I order from amazon and making cosmetics, these are the only two i have ordered from, but 2-3 weeks ago i noticed a supplier on amazon selling KA slightly cheaper than making cosmetics ( the only place i order my KA) shipping cost alone from making cosmetics is a little over 17 pounds:mad: while this other supplier was like 7 pounds and arrived in 3 days.
Another reason i order from amazon is coz they deliver same day or next day if you have prime :secret: ( i hate waiting)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/acid-cosmetic-grade-last-3000ml-cream-pure-product/dp/B010V1R5LO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495841150&sr=8-3&keywords=kojic+acid
Oh ya, don't have to convince me about shopping on Amazon.....I'm a proud prime member. There are times I can order at 11pm and have it waiting on the doorstep by 9am. I love amazon!! But I also order from various other DIY sites. You can find some makingcosmetic items on amazon. I'm with you I hate waiting but I also hate having to pay shipping fees.
 

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I hope you can jump on the DIY train.. even if its one of your daily products, i find it very satisfying ( i know I'm weird like that) I've actually never used likas soap but i've heard great things about it, might give it a try one day.
likas is the truth. cleanses really good. You'll love it!
 

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I hope you can jump on the DIY train.. even if its one of your daily products, i find it very satisfying ( i know I'm weird like that) I've actually never used likas soap but i've heard great things about it, might give it a try one day.
I will! So prepare for my questions later on lol.
 

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just made a DIY lotion (link below on the base lotion i used), added KA, licorice extract & mulberry root extract. I plan on use this for a month and see how it works on my skin. I'm slowly but surely moving my lil a$$ over to DIY everything (hopefully by next year)

Before this i was using Caro white mixing it with KA.. sometimes i'd add mulberry root extract ( rarely thought).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-BODY-BUTTER-Blending-Base/dp/B00EBR2BFA/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495840492&sr=8-3&keywords=base+lotion
lmaoooo let me know how it works so when I get off hq I'm hitting you up for that lotion lol. Thanks for the link boo.

U in the UK?
 
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