Anyone KOH and NaOH using together?

Corvus

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Hello Im just new about making soap. Ive just realized the ingredients of my shampoo bar (solid hand made bar) includes KOH and NaOH together in it. Anyone tried this before?
 

Yooper

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Yes! There are a couple of reasons to make a hybrid soap. For liquid soap, I use mostly KOH, but for body I use a little NaOH. For solid soap, using a little KOH helps very some oils lather better and cuts the 'slime' in 100% olive oil bars. I've never used it in shampoo bars, but I can see it if it's 5-10% or less of the lye.
 

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