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Old 10-08-2017, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hi all. I'm hoping for input on this recipe as a general basic one for a crowd (with various fragrances/colorants added and, of course, lye and water according to lye calculator). I want something simple, inexpensive and middle-of-the road, likely to suit a wide variety of recipients. Thanks.

Lard- 40%

Olive Oil- 35%

Coconut Oil- 25%


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Old 10-08-2017, 06:44 PM   #2
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Have you made soap before? Looks like the perfect recipe to start with. Make sure to give it a full cure and test many batches on your loved ones before sharing with strangers.


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Old 10-08-2017, 06:48 PM   #3
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Looks good to me! If you want to add one more oil, I'd recommend adding castor at 5% (taking the 5% from the coconut oil).
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Sure, cant go wrong with that - nice basic body cleaning bar. Let it cure for at least 6 weeks before handing it out IMHO.
I have dryish skin so I use less coconut oil and more lard. Or just up the superfat to maybe 6 or 7% and call it a facial bar
In the future you might want to try 5% castor for more bubbles, &/or a TBSP of sugar per pound of oils (PPO) dissolved in the water before you add the lye for more bubbles.
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Looks good to me, too!


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