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Old 08-12-2017, 12:10 PM   #11
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #12
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Welcome and thank you for sharing a recipe. I've been meaning to try a simple shave soap without tallow and this is perfect. I did add some coco butter as SF.

It's in the mold now but I wonder if I made a mistake, will it be hard enough to remove from a mold or should I have used a tub?


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Old 08-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #13
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Welcome and thank you for sharing a recipe. I've been meaning to try a simple shave soap without tallow and this is perfect. I did add some coco butter as SF.

It's in the mold now but I wonder if I made a mistake, will it be hard enough to remove from a mold or should I have used a tub?
I always pour the soap directly in the tubs (like the one in my avatar) and leave it without the lid to cool off, as It should not get very hard.

I'll leave a picture of some samples I made so you can have a notion.
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Thank you, kind of figured thats what I should have done. Oh well, I'll pop the mold in the freezer later so I can get the soap out then squish the pucks into a tub.
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Thank you, kind of figured thats what I should have done. Oh well, I'll pop the mold in the freezer later so I can get the soap out then squish the pucks into a tub.
In your case it should be a little harder because of the coconut oil and the cocoa, but not by much. You can simply scoop it with a spoon and mold into a tub later with little hassle too, don't worry about it.

Let me now how it turns out! =)
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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.
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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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