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Thanks! I will check it out!
I have read about this happening. Shea butter has two types of fatty acids. They both cool at different temperatures, therefore separating and causing the graininess. You are not meant to cool it over 113 degrees f or that happens.
Hope that helps (even though I way too late to the conversation).
Check it out. Wellness mama. She explains everything really well. You should get a good understanding of all the ingredients and that should help you customise your own.
My ratio is:
– 2 Bicarb
– 1 citric acid
– 1 cornstarch
– 1 salt/ epsom salts
– 0.3 oil (liquid)
– 0.075 water/witchazel
Play around with this a bit. They are the main ingredients so you can customise it according to what you want. Eg. More citric acid for more fizziness. Less cornstarch if you don’t want so much cloudiness in the water afterwards.
Hope this helps. Probably way too late.
I find when I use any add ons, bold, italic, link etc…. It adds things around the words and it makes it very confusing. Nothing has been disappearing for me.
Has anyone here used a soap calculator. Soap calc.
In the section where it says bubbly, it says the range is 14 – 46. Will a 25 make a bubbly lather?
Kaolin clay leaves a white bar of soap. Not pristine white though.
Actually I have done some pretty thorough research, and it is correct.I am not saying to put it in high percentages, but even in 5-10%.
I have already said this in a reply, but you can’t just use coconut oil. It has to be paired with caster oil or it can be very drying on the skin. Coconut oil in general is very moisturising, but when cured with the lye, a special reaction goes off. I strongly suggest using caster oil with it if you want a moisturising, bubbly bar of soap. Of course you can use other oils, but when you are using coconut oil, use caster oil. (both of these provide an excellent bubbly lather too!)
What have you leant?
Thanks so much!
I Agree. Avoid using lots of a dark oil, such as hemp seed. For someone who is not vegan, using some sort of lard or tallow would be good. (Not too much though). Grapeseed oil(not too much), Caster oil, (gives an amazing lather), and coconut oil, (also boosts lather).
Also the longer you cure it for. And what essential oils use. If you use orange or mandarin, they both leave your soap yellow.
Did you know that just using coconut oils in soap (not just coconut oil but with other oils such as olive), can be very drying. It must be paired with caster oil for a neutralising effect.
I suggest formulating your recipe on soap calc. Soap calculator . Then post it here and we can tell you what you can adjust to make a whiter bar of CP soap. They also tell you what the hardness, conditioning, lather rates are for each oil!
What oils are you planning on, or have used in the past? Were you not happy with the colour?
Hope this helps!
Please share your suppliers! I found the link Icon did not work, so just listing the name is fine.