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Old 08-12-2017, 06:29 PM   #11
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It was firm enough to pop it right out of the thin silicone mold I used. Ended up with 8, 4oz containers. Did a test lather lather on my hand, seems really nice. Thick, slick lather. I'll shave my legs later and see how it compares to my shave soap with tallow.
Oh, good!

Coconut oil compared to tallow, should give you more volume and easier lather, but less cushion and moisturizing.

Of course it depends on the rest of the ingredients, but for shaving legs, since I don't see my wife at least applying anything to her legs after the shower, you did a nice thing adding cocoa butter to compensate the cleansing of the coconut oil.


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Hello Gabriel, welcome and nice to have you around. I guess you will be interested in this thread... mind you, it's a long one.
http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=34264


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It was firm enough to pop it right out of the thin silicone mold I used. Ended up with 8, 4oz containers. Did a test lather lather on my hand, seems really nice. Thick, slick lather. I'll shave my legs later and see how it compares to my shave soap with tallow.
I want to try this out too... so I'm waiting for your results.
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Thank you!

Yes, i do. Since our colleague mentioned stearic acid coconut oil, ill give you a nice Hot process starter recipe of just Stearic acid + coconut oil.

Why this one? Because its simple and effective, and after making it you'll have a solid start to your shaving soap and will naturally start to experiment with different oils in the future more of your liking. Or not! =P

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Stearic acid 80%
Coconut oil 20%

Dual lye with 60% KOH and 40% Naoh
Superfat 3%
Lye concentration 30%

After trace is complete and the soap almost cold, i add 10% of total batch weight of Glycerin mixed with the FO /EO.

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I mentioned before the WSP soap, and obviously i dont know his recipe, but i do think it has to be very near this one.

Good luck, and let me know if i could be of any help with it
Don't you think 20% coconut with 3% SF will be drying to the facial skin?
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Don't you think 20% coconut with 3% SF will be drying to the facial skin?
Well... Coconut IS drying to the skin, i mentioned it before, and that's why I advice adding glycerin to it. But i do think that it's not THAT bad for a shaving soap to be a tad drying, since unlike a bath soap, we tend to apply lotions/balms/gels/whatever to our face after shaving, and that helps with the moisturizing too.

That being said, i currently sell 4 different shaving soaps, this particular recipe is not in my webstore because i do prefer other formulas, but it is simple and efficient, and you can modify it more to your liking, like substituting some percentage of coconut with grapeseed, castor, canola, argan, macadamia, avocado or which oil you like to add moisturizing, and even replacing coconut altogether with PKO for example.

Good luck with it
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[QUOTE=Gabriel_Gago;658716]Thank you!

Yes, i do. Since our colleague mentioned stearic acid coconut oil, ill give you a nice Hot process starter recipe of just Stearic acid + coconut oil.

I'm real new and only use cold process, do you have a recipe using cold process that you can share?
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Thank you!

Yes, i do. Since our colleague mentioned stearic acid coconut oil, ill give you a nice Hot process starter recipe of just Stearic acid + coconut oil.

I'm real new and only use cold process, do you have a recipe using cold process that you can share?
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Sorry, I'm on hot process only.
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I want to try this out too... so I'm waiting for your results.
A bit late to answer this but I'll toss out my two cents. I do not like this recipe at all. The lather felt slick when rubbed between my fingers but it had very poor performance when shaving.

There was no glide and the razor skipped across my skin, leaving a ton of nicks. There was also a very waxy and dry coating left on my skin afterwards which I'm sure is due to the high stearic.

I actually had to use a salt bar to scrub the coating off. I think I'll stick to a high tallow shave soap, its slicker and leaves the skin feeling nice.
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Thank you!

Yes, i do. Since our colleague mentioned stearic acid coconut oil, ill give you a nice Hot process starter recipe of just Stearic acid + coconut oil.

I'm real new and only use cold process, do you have a recipe using cold process that you can share?

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Shave soap with stearic can pretty much only be done hot process. CP doesn't work. It seizes up almost immediately with the stearic.


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