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  1. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Is Coconut Milk Saponifiable?

    Trying to find oily additives that contribute to a soap's conditioning qualities. I thought about coconut milk. However, since the milk contains the very oil that saponifies to increase the cleansing effect, is coconut milk a bad idea after all ... or are there ways of managing this issue (like...
  2. J

    Hard water and dry skin; recipe trouble shooting

    We live in a high altitude, very dry & extreme dessert climate. It’s dry and hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. (Sub zero and lots of snow). Our water here is also VERY hard and full of iron and calcium. It’s a harsh environment and most people have dry skin. I’ve been really playing...
  3. M

    Dry Skin !

    hi everyone! i'd like to make a facial bar of soap for my dry skin, so what do you suggest for me to use as % of CO , Castor oil , also superfat% .... i'd like to make it very gental and very conditioning , can you give me some advices ? also which of those ingredients can i use : moroccan red...
  4. K

    Drying Cold Process Soap!

    I have made couple of batches of soaps already but all of them dries my skin. 1 was cured for 6 weeks The others 4 weeks. They are not lye heavy. I used soap calc and brambleberry calculators. These are unscented soaps. These are also a coMbination of gelled and ungelled soaps. My skin doesn’t...
  5. J

    Goats milk soap made my skin dry

    I am a new soapmaker, only a few months and i am making goats milk soap. My first batch dine two months ago were made with pure, fresh and raw milk using 100% coconut oil in 20% superfat. My water(milk)-lye ratio is 2:1. I add sodium lactate, only 1 tsp per 1kg oils. This batch of sosp is...
  6. R

    PH reduction

    Hello I've made simple liquid soap with coconut oil, koh and glycerine instead of water twice @5% @ 10% super fat using Soapee calculator and I'm happy with the results just PH. and of course diluted 1:1 by glycerine The paper Ph meter stick shows PH of around 9 and its too high besides my...
  7. Soul_Healthy

    15% sf still drying out my skin!

    Hi. I started with 6-7% superfat months ago and have moved all the way up to 15%. None of it makes a difference. It still dries out my face. I do the HP method, and I wait until my ph paper is the color of 8-9. I use essential oils for fragrance, and even when I lower the coconut oil down to 20...
  8. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    My handmade CP soap has been drying out my skin. I realized that I was using too much coconut oil (30%) so I reduced it to 20% but it is still drying out my skin. What oils should I add to address this problem? Should I reduce the coconut oil even more? here is my current recipe: 30% Pomace...
  9. F

    One month old castile soap causes dry skin. Why???

    I have a castile soap batch made from 100% olive pomace oil and after one month it is quite hard already so I think it should be fine to be used. I gave one bar to my friend, she has really sensitive skin. She gave me good feedback of my soap after she used it for shower. However, when she tried...
  10. cursivearts

    Tips on Facial Soaps?

    I've gathered some stuff from searching past threads, like what clays are best for what, but a lot of the information seems to differ and I have yet to find any recipe suggestions, but maybe I am missing something. So a few questions: How much clay ppo do you like to use? When you use EOs...