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About apokalypslabotekthesoaplamu

AL is an innovation and design studio based in Malmö Sweden.

Funder and sponsors

BIG thank you to our funder and sponsors. This preliminary study has been made possible thanks to funding from Terre de Femmes. Three sponsors have contributied with valuable equipment. Thank you: Vetek for the scale, it’s been used a lot! Clas … Continue reading

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Last days of Lamu

The final tuning and right weight of ingredients are now documented for the contiunuation of the soap project. We have a recipe and a fantastic soap. How ever we could not stop experimenting when we heard from the waiter at Hapa Hapa that natural soda was produced in … Continue reading

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Finally a breakthrough, we have soap!

When we woke up this morning feeling a bit tired. But, the soap we made last night had the right quality! Happy sweat shop. We’ve got soap! Looks like brie but is actually perfect soap!

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More laborations…

To be honest we are getting a bit frustrated with the tests being unsuccessful. It’s like a never ending soap story. Filtrating some new coco nut oil. Trying with a mix of coco nut oil and corn oil to see … Continue reading

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Trubble with the lye

After numerous tests we still have no soap. We know from the making of the falafel oil soap that a lot of experiments with finding the right recipe is needed. We guess it’s the natural and old school way of … Continue reading

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Making new lye, this time from coconut shells

Trying to make stronger and more concentrated lye using coconut shells this time. Measuring the pH value and it looks good!

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Soap maiking, test 1

The laboratory. “Safety gear” Using the sun to make sure both the lye and the oil have the exact same temperature. Stirring the palm ash lye into the coco nut oil. Stirring the oil lye solution for 1 hour and … Continue reading

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