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Can the extract from gumamela flowers be used as liquid soap or shampoo?


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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.