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Old 09-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #21
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Therefor I would love to learn soaping without relying on palm oil. Unless I am so lucky someone can tell me where to buy palm oil i Denmark?
Here's a link to a bunch of palm free soap recipes: http://www.soap-making-essentials.co...ap-recipe.html


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OK.... So I decided to do a simple 'exercise to learn from' as the topic of this thread suggests. I've never made a soap with a high amount of Palm Oil... and when I read Susie's recipe suggestion... I decided it was something I need to try.

I made it exactly according to her percentages and only added 1oz of Butter Mints FO I got as a freebie from BrambleBerry (btw - it smells pretty good) and a couple of mica colors. I'm really looking forward to trying it out after it's cured. Here are some pics... they turned out a bit fuzzy, so I may take some better ones.


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Old 09-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #23
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OK.... So I decided to do a simple 'exercise to learn from' as the topic of this thread suggests. I've never made a soap with a high amount of Palm Oil... and when I read Susie's recipe suggestion... I decided it was something I need to try.
Thank you for sharing your experiment and your beautifull soap. I hope you will make an update in some weeks time and tell us, what you have learned.

I have made a couple of soaps since I started this tread. One among them is a 100% lard soap. It has all ready taught me, that a FO, that discolour yellow turns light pink into a colour I dislike.

The other is 98% lard and 2% bees wax. Honey is added for colour, as well as a cocoa line. I have all ready made a soap with the same additives and layout in a version where the fats stem from vegetable fats.

I look very much foreward to finding out, how big the difference between the soaps is, when the curetime is ower.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:27 PM   #24
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And I still have to learn how to add multible fotos to a post
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Go to your local health food stores and grocery stores and read the labels on the backs of the packages. We have a brand of shortening in the US called Spectrum that is palm oil.
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Go to your local health food stores and grocery stores and read the labels on the backs of the packages. We have a brand of shortening in the US called Spectrum that is palm oil.
That is not bad advice. I have tried it , and have only succeded in finding some different shortenings that is partially plam oil, and partially something else. I canīt see what percent is which fat, only how big a pecentage is water and the order of the ingredients. they also contains additives of different kinds.
I haw thaught about soaping with them, but dont feel secure i know hov to calculate the lye amount needed.


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