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Old 10-21-2017, 12:48 PM   #1051
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The basic is 50/50 co and stearic. When I changed that, I lowered the stearic only slightly and took out a lot of the co.

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Old 10-22-2017, 03:59 PM   #1052
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If my daughter is making the original recipe from B&B forum for her eight grade science project - if she wanted to make a version using an animal milk like goat, etc ... does she swap the water for equal parts animal milk and allow the KOH to react with frozen milk & produce a “lye-milk” or does she follow the recipe as “usual” and then add the goats milk after cooking along with glycerin, EOs and such? I’ve read 85 pages of this thread and can’t seem to find anyone addressing using animal milk. Thx! Jason

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Originally Posted by GreenDragon View Post
Then I got cocky, and decided to make a soft shaving soap for the wife. I reduced the SA, increased the water, went full KOH, and followed the same procedure. Cooked to a smooth gel phase stirring only with a spatula. I turned around to grab the reserved SF. FO, and glycerin, but before I could add them in it had completely seized soap-on-a-stick up!
What was the temperature? I've had soap seize when soaping too hot. The fast reaction of KOH + SA then creates enough heat to boil off a lot of water.
I usually keep it at 75C and 25-27% lye concentration to avoid this.
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Thanks for sharing this. I might just give this a try.

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