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You’re 100% correct. I want to learn the how and why. That’s the point I’m trying to make. I used the Soaping101 recipe for cream soap successfully. However, the lady who wants a batch of cream soap is allergic to coconut oil. I am unable to alter the recipe because I don’t understand how to formulate for cream soap. I can use another oil but does that mean I need to change the amounts of Stearic acid and glycerin used? If so, do I need to increase it or lower it? For oils that I have at home and want to use to make cream soap, that are not the ones in the recipes I’ve used, what adjustments need to be made. Forgive me for asking for help. Forgive me for desiring to read a text to help me understand. I’m not looking for shortcuts. To those who responded in love and positivity, I appreciate that. You have no idea what I’m going through and how simply making soap for folks is a ministry to them and myself. To those who are critical and judgmental, assuming to know what my intentions are, don’t worry I’ll be terminating my membership to this forum. It feels toxic after just a few days and I need less of that. To all on this forum, may God bless you richly in every area of life now and throughout 2022.
Not for nothing but for someone who wants to learn, you certainly are ignoring any advice given to you.
Did you even read the tutorial and all of the threads on here? TBH, there’s most likely more info on here than in the book you are so desperately set on reading. I mean, in the book, there won’t be questions and answers. Ya know??
I don’t think anyone is assuming anything other than you don’t have much experience and/or knowledge of soap making. That is what YOU said. You could also look up thread on shave soaps. They may also have info that can help you formulate.
Maybe, just maybe, the reason there is so little information about cream soaps is that they’re really not that good. Just a possibility. I do know there is a FB group dedicated to cream soap makers, but I was disappointed in that as well as the group has very little activity. You basically are going to need to dig a little deeper and read a lot more. Good luck to you.
 

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I messed with the cream soap concept and for me it was total fail. Not in the fact the soap didn't come out... it did, according to the method used at the beginning of this thread. It was in the fact that I was desiring something akin to a cream or paste shaving soap... which it was not. Lather was nonexistent, even using a shave brush. It was really more like a cold cream consistency and very little, if any, cleansing properties to it. Besides waiting two months, testing it out and then with some consternation, regret, slightly puzzled mind, etc. I washed it down the sink. I only make about a 32oz batch so it wasn't much of a loss monetarily speaking.

I went down a different path and highly modified the hot process dual lye shave soap method and have come up with an excellent product, IMHO.
I will admit I used a couple of the techniques used in the cream soap method, but that is after the HP and saponification is complete.
The end product lathers like crazy, has a very dense creamy lather which provides plenty of blade cushion and glide. It is packed in PP jars and has been selling very well.

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I messed with the cream soap concept and for me it was total fail. Not in the fact the soap didn't come out... it did, according to the method used at the beginning of this thread. It was in the fact that I was desiring something akin to a cream or paste shaving soap... which it was not. Lather was nonexistent, even using a shave brush. It was really more like a cold cream consistency and very little, if any, cleansing properties to it. Besides waiting two months, testing it out and then with some consternation, regret, slightly puzzled mind, etc. I washed it down the sink. I only make about a 32oz batch so it wasn't much of a loss monetarily speaking.

I went down a different path and highly modified the hot process dual lye shave soap method and have come up with an excellent product, IMHO.
I will admit I used a couple of the techniques used in the cream soap method, but that is after the HP and saponification is complete.
The end product lathers like crazy, has a very dense creamy lather which provides plenty of blade cushion and glide. It is packed in PP jars and has been selling very well.

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My exact experience, although I did allow it to rot a bit longer and took a couple different stabs at it. In the end, tossed it all. It was just so pearly and pretty. I so wanted it to work out ☹
 

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