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Can the extract from gumamela flowers be used as liquid soap or shampoo?
June 23, 2008 11:29AM
Here's the deal-
Soap (the sodium salt of a long chain fatty acid: CH3-(CH2)n-COONa) can be enhanced (made bubblier-more colorful and fun) when gugamela is added to it -
but the plant itself cannot produce Soap.
The recipe is: water with a bit of powdered detergent and crushed gumamelas (including leaves). This gugamella is the special secret ingredient that makes the bubbles bigger and better.