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    HP Castile soap

    So you are just like me. I'm just very curious about some soap recipes and making them to see what happens :) Can't do always the same, it's boring. I'll make a HP castile soon, and today I'll make 90% lard (I'm sure castor will help, so not 100%)
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    My first shaving soap is a success!

    Not every HP soap ends rustic. Never say never :) I do fluid HP, so it's quite smooth.
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    My first shaving soap is a success!

    Here I can find easily lard, but tallow is not so commonly used. I've rendered some goat and beef tallow for my experiments. Our ancestors used lard for soap for ages. So using lard is the most reasonable choice for me :) It is high in oleic acid and good for skin.
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    My first shaving soap is a success!

    Well, if it is alive, I'll share my experience too :) I did 40% Stearic acid, 20% Lard, 20% castor, 12% shea, 8% CO with 40/60 NaoH/KOH ratio. HP soap countertop method, molded in a pipe, frozen and then cut into pieces. Very good - semi-hard and great lathering. My husband loves it :)
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    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    Still waiting for cure, but the leftover piece is very luxury indeed! And I added some corn silk that gives an extra shine, like a pearl.
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    HP Castile soap

    Very interesting thread! Thank you for your update! I have only HP bastile, and a castile rebatch. Bastile was 80% OO, 10 castor,10 CO. Lather is huge! Another is 80%OO, 10% Kombo butter, 10%castor. Another lathering monster! Waiting for further curing. I'll make a pure castile HP to have...
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    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    I made a small batch with 60% RBO, rest CO, 2 butters and castor. HP soap, feel very optimistic about it, the leftover piece lathers lovely and feels nice. Thank you for the inspiration! Now waiting for curing :)
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    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    Looks so good! After reading this thread I've composed a soap recipe with 60% RBO. Not cooked yet (I make HP soap), but I'm exited to try this:) I will use some chelator and rice flour to give it steadiness. Thank you for such interesting information and idea!
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    Best orange scent combo?

    My 5 cents :) I did an HP soap with orange peels with combination of Orange EO and cinnamon EO. Maybe 6:1 ratio. I love it! Still curing, but the smell is definitely orange, with a bit bump of cinnamon to make it rich. Anchored with some tapioca starch.
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    Is it normal to just stare at your soap and sniff it?

    Many times a day :)^^
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    Castile "superlye" method experiment

    I will keep an eye for an year for sure! And agree it's something connected to the long hand stirring. Anyway, the experiment is very interesting. What about the standard batch, it is not quite the same. Black sea "lye" is actually not alkali, like sodium hydroxide, so I'm afraid there is a...
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    Castile "superlye" method experiment

    I want just to post some update on my batch. I's been a month curing. The soap still looks a matte hard block, just shrink. Doesn't make proper lather in hands, but with a sponge there is a wonderful dense lather, which leaves the hands like silk! The bar doesn't dissolve easy in water like my...
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    Rice water soaping enquiry

    I want to try rice "milk" too. On Youtube found a video of making rice milk plain soap, and the lye water was quite thick. So probably it happens. And is normal. There was a Q to the author about it and she explained "Its ideal to use for example two tablespoon of steamed or cooked rice to 18oz...
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    Castile "superlye" method experiment

    3 months
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    Castile "superlye" method experiment

    I'm not sure I have to wait a year. But I have a great motive to do it like this: I can't add Black sea lye other way. My attempt to do it standard method failed and failed with big F. There was big liquid leaking at first, yesterday I tried to rebatch it, adding lye solution as I have to...
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