Aloe oil

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  1. Mar 4, 2014 #1

    corrine025

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    I want to use some aloe oil in a recipe and I use soapcalc to formulate my recipes. Aloe oil isnt listed though, it has aloe butter. Do they have the same properties?
     
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    Aloe oil is aloe gel in a carrier oil. If I were going to soap with it, I would use the soapcalc data for the carrier oil. I'm not familiar with aloe butter.
     
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    If you call or email your supplier they should be able to provide you with an SAP value. Then you can use that specifically. I had to do that with the hemp butter I bought from NDA.
     
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    Ok because neither aloe oil or aloe juice or anything other than aloe butter is listed
     
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    What if you can't do the math? Is there something else you can plug into soap calc that has the same sap value so we can cheat? Lol. I just got some aloe oil too.
     
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    The math isn't too bad.
    Just the sap (0.135?) x # of ounces or grams used = how much lye to use for that oil.
     
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    Yeah thats not bad if you are only using that one type of oil but I plan on using it in conjunction with other oils. There is nothing i can use on soap calc to generate a recipe using aloe oil? Kind of regretting I bought it now.


    Let's say I want to use coconut oil, olive oil, lard, and aloe oil. How would I make a recipe and figure out the lye?



    I hate math.
     
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    If the SAP valu is 0.135 for aloe oil, could I use the SAP value of olive oil and just put olive oil in the soap calc to figure out how much lye I would need?
     
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    Ok so what percentages do you want to use for those oils? I'll walk you through the math if you like.
     
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    "...could I use the SAP value of olive oil and just put olive oil in the soap calc..."

    Yes, that would work, Wolfsnaps.
     

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