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Old 08-26-2017, 06:42 PM   #111
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I would use Lard 75%, Olive Oil 20%, Castor Oil 5% for bubbles.
Thanks, Susie! That sounds wonderful, I didn't think of castor oil. Sounds like it would be one of my favorite recipes.


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Old 09-01-2017, 12:24 AM   #112
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So if you were to make the 25-25-25-20-5 recipe mentioned earlier - you could also just go with 12.5% tallow, 37.5% lard, 25% high oleic sunflower, 20% coconut and 5% castor and get the same result, correct? Just thinking out loud, in case you can't find the GV Shortening.

ETA interesting how the numbers play out. The GVS version is a snidge harder and more conditioning.


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Old 09-01-2017, 01:14 AM   #113
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Good to know the GV shortening makes nice soap, I bought some to play with. Not that I don't have a couple year's worth of soap already curing in the basement.

My lard recipe is 80% lard, 15% CO, and 5% OO or HOSafflower. Makes lovely soap, but Field lard makes it pink until it's well cured. Emge (local brand) is snow white.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:56 AM   #114
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...just wanted to say that thanks to this thread, I was prompted to make my first soap with lard. I have to admit I was a little skeptical and grossed-out while making it (don't ask me why, I'm not a vegetarian or anything). But, it's an awesome bar of soap- I love it! Thanks to everyone here for their advice!
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:51 PM   #115
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Same, Cellador. I was the same- a bit grossed out too! I can totally smell it in my 100% lard soap, so I can't use that, but I can't smell it in any other soaps that I have made with a lower percentage. And, it's much easier to find than palm and definitely less expensive.


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