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The linked product is a mix of stearic and palmitic acid, with a higher SAP value than the stearic acid listed in most lye calculators. I've used...
Printouts look fine. Are you sure you haven't just zoomed in too much?
"Desktop soaping" today: Made my own customizeable lye calculator(!)
When calculating a NaOH or KOH soap and use the Masterbatch option, it calculates the "liquid required" correctly.
When calculating a hybrid soap,...
BUG(?): When checking both NaOH and KOH Masterbatch, no water adjustment is made for the NaOH.
This is interesting. Are there any online references on this? TIA.
I was thinking all mechanical, no melting. Quicker if one has the equipment.
The new recipe looks great, very close to one of my soaps (which I...
I have done a few formulations in the neighborhood of your intended soap, but with more CO and less lard. It performs well even for me with...
Looks very useable. I have not tried meadowfoam oil, please keep us updated with the results.
Also: welcome to the forum!
I would have swapped the SA/CO percentages (50% Stearic acid, 30% Coconut oil). That might work.
Usually shaving soap makers aim for Stearic +...
What was the temperature? I've had soap seize when soaping too hot. The fast reaction of KOH + SA then creates enough heat to boil off a lot of...
Many thanks to everyone who have made a contribution to this inspiring thread. I've made 25+ formulations, enjoying (almost) every one of them.
Did KOH purity check and master batch for my upcoming shaving soap experiments. Also did my first post on SMF(!)
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