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Old 07-16-2017, 02:00 AM   #11
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all my almost all soaps are in range of 145-150 and they are hard like a rock after cure, I do not believe in the soapcalc numbers. My avocado soap with avocado pure suppose to be 134 i think , I was worried a bit, It is like a rock after 8 weeks


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Lenarenee, our grand-twins are due any day now. I figured that by the time they're old enough for their mom to use soap on them, the bars should be cured.


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Lenarenee, our grand-twins are due any day now. I figured that by the time they're old enough for their mom to use soap on them, the bars should be cured.
Congratulations! You must be thrilled!

And high olive oil soaps often store well for long periods of time; keep them in a dark but ventilated, dry place. Its fun to try a sample of the soap before its cured - take notes on its performance, then put it away for its long cure. When you dig it out a year later and try it - well....I'll let you be the judge!
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all my almost all soaps are in range of 145-150 and they are hard like a rock after cure, I do not believe in the soapcalc numbers. My avocado soap with avocado pure suppose to be 134 i think , I was worried a bit, It is like a rock after 8 weeks
Something to be said about avocado oil in soap- I have yet to have a soap NOT cure into a brick-hard bar when I use that oil.
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Something to be said about avocado oil in soap- I have yet to have a soap NOT cure into a brick-hard bar when I use that oil.
it is not only avocado oil but also huge avocado pure
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I have made soap with e wax to make more of a lotion bar. I made it hot process with a large superfat. It made a creamy lotion like lather and a semi hard bar. I used a 30% superfat in that case with e wax and a high stearic soap recipe for the actual soap. I added the e wax in after cooking the soap itself so that it was well incorporated.

I don't think I would use it to harden soap as it is used to emulsify oils and is not meant as a hardener. You may want to try lard or tallow as DeeAnna says. You could also try adding soy wax to a formula if you don't want to use animal fats or butters.
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Carnauba wax is a vegan option.


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