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Old 06-20-2017, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default First colored soap

This time I tried 95% lard, 5% castor oil. I added 2% each of salt, sugar, and citric acid. I colored the soap with a half teaspoon of tumeric and used a scant dusting of cocoa powder for the line.

I want to see how this soap lathers compared to my first soap which included 15% coconut oil.

The cleansing factor of this soap is 1 which should be very gentle, but the lathering factor is only 5, which is pretty low. I hope the sugar and CA help with that.


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Those look really nice! I hope you dont find the tumeric scratchy


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Old 06-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #3
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It turned out very nice. I like the soft color and the line. Great Job!
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I lather by hand (don't use a poof or cloth) and don't have an issue with bubbles in a 100% lard at all. They are creamier in a way. I think you'll defincately notice how coconut changes a recipe and it will be a good learning soap. If you're aching for another batch soon it would be the perfect time to try a coconut/lard to weed out the caster characteristics.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:32 PM   #5
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Very pretty soap!
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:56 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!

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If you're aching for another batch soon it would be the perfect time to try a coconut/lard to weed out the caster characteristics.
That is a great idea. I believe I will do lard coconut next. Three recipes all varying by a single factor is a great approach to finding out what's going on.
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I love that diagonal line! Very nice looking soaps.
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Very classy soaps. I love the diagonal pencil line and asymmetrical look! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the different recipes as they cure.
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oooo pretty!
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