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Soap question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by sianara, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    This fall while at the Big E (Big Exposition Fair in western MA) I bought a bar of soap made by a beekeepers organization from one of the New England states (darn! can NOT remember which state it was for AND I foolishly threw the wrapping/name away!).

    Well, it turns out this is the absolute best soap for cleaning eye glasses. I use hairspray daily and have never found an eye glass cleaner to clean off the residue which always makes its way onto my lenses UNTIL I found this soap. Some people might suggest I take my glasses off first but sorry I need the glasses to actually SEE where I'm spraying [​IMG]

    So, my question to all you soapmakers is this: What ingredients should I look for in homemade soaps that will not leave a residue on eye glasses? Also if you happen to know what ingredient it might have contained that cleaned the hairspray residue off without compromising the quality of the lense and will share it with me would be greatly appreciated.

    (Waiting with bated breath...)
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    I haven't tried any hand made soap on my glasses so I'm not sure what would make a good bar. I know coconut oil has some of the highest cleansing. I would try to look for a soap with coconut oil as the first ingredient.

    Or you can come over to the soapmakers thread and learn how to make your own. [​IMG]
     
  3. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH uses any of my soaps in the shower on his glasses and hasn't had an issue....

    It might just be that they're natural oils....
     
  4. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    Quote:I did go buy a glycerin bar which listed coconut oil as the first ingredient. It worked as far as not leaving any residue but it did NOT remove the hairspray spots and that is just as important as no residue for me [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  5. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    Quote:I do make lip balms myself and I wouldn't mind eventually making some soaps myself but right now I'm kinda in a squeeze for time. My existing beeswax/honey soap bar is dwindling down and I am really hoping to find a store bought bar that will do what I need it to do as far as no residue left on the lenses and removing hairspray spots.

    Once I find one, then I can take the time to play with different soap recipes to come up with my own. Right now with the holidays and work I just don't have the time or $ to invest in soap making paraphernalia. I spent a lot when I first started making lip balms which coincidentally I did because I couldn't find one on the market that didn't make the skin around my lips red and itchy [​IMG]
     
  6. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    Quote:Ok, I will go check it out. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    Quote:Yes, but does it remove his hairspray spots? [​IMG] jk

    What are the basic ingredients in your soaps? The bar I bought had beeswax/honey in it. (I WISH I had NOT thrown out the wrapping for it!)
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I did go buy a glycerin bar which listed coconut oil as the first ingredient. It worked as far as not leaving any residue but it did NOT remove the hairspray spots and that is just as important as no residue for me [​IMG]

    Perhaps something with eucalyptus oil.. I have used that to get oil stains off clothing with great sucess so it might work well on glasses.

    EDIT TO ADD: might not be a good idea being so close to your eyes... I didn't think of that, the eucalyptus might burn. Perhaps something like a lavendar oil?
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  9. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM me your address and I'll send you a bar. I use goats milk in almost all of my soaps. I've got a nice lemon that might be good for removing the oil and hairspray.....
     

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