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Old 10-13-2017, 05:25 PM   #11
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I use 100% CO, 100% coconut milk as my liquid, 25% fine sea salt ppo, 13% S/F. Mine will break only when it is a tiny, thin sliver. When I used to make them with 100% fine sea salt, they seemed to break a little earlier.


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Old 10-13-2017, 06:16 PM   #12
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Does it lather without a high % of co? Does it retain fragrance curing so long?
Yes i think it lathers well but we are not lather freaks so I'm not sure what others would think. If you use enough FO and it's a good one it will last. I have soaps 2 years old (not salt bars though) and the fragrance (BB champagne at 15ml per kg oil) is still there. I have tried Sea Spray and salty sailor but won't use them again as they accelerate and lose their scent.

They need a long cure as they tend to weep every so often for a few months.
My bars are 1 1/4 inches thick and they do tend to break when there is a very thin sliver left.


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Old 10-13-2017, 10:38 PM   #13
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Why are my salt bars splitting into two? While it hasn't happened to my own bar, my friends who have been using it have complained.
My recipe is roughly this
Coconut oil 70%
Rice bran oil 30%
Superfat 20%
Salt - same amount as coconut oil (70% of oil wt)

What am I doing wrong?
Are you talking about when they’re new, or after usage when they’re thin and small?

I do 50% salt and mine don’t break. ...at least not until they’re a thin sliver.


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