- Oct 14, 2007
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I wondered about excess sweating also. I will let you know.
OOo .. thanks. I just tried this and it worked. I was hesitant to go download Google chrome because I'm always using Firefox but never even thought to look for an add on. doah!I use firefox and had to install a translation add-on but when I went back to the site it translated automatically.
ooo how exciting. I can't soap right now so I'm living vicariously through everyone else's adventures.Seven, I just poured the M&P base into individual bar molds. Everything went well, can't wait until it hardens to try remelting, coloring and scenting it. Thanks again.
On the translated page, I read that the slight cloudiness was due to the 3% superfat and if you were comfortable with it, you could go lower. It also said, that you can vary the amount of glycerine right down to 25% of the batch size. (So anywhere in between 25-100% should work.)btw, i am very curious about the color. will it stay clear once it set? what about sweating issue with that much glycerin? i know for a fact that this one, however much i wanna try it, won't work for me coz the climate i live in.. oh bugger
ah, that makes sense... the SF! of course. i used to make my mp base with 0% SF, and still it needs the correct proportion of solvents, otherwise i might still have a clarity issue.On the translated page, I read that the slight cloudiness was due to the 3% superfat and if you were comfortable with it, you could go lower. It also said, that you can vary the amount of glycerine right down to 25% of the batch size. (So anywhere in between 25-100% should work.)
(I use Firefox and an addon called "Translate This!". It places a little button on the status bar (or wherever you choose to drag it to) and when you're on a page you want translated, you just click it and voila! A new tab opens with the page translated. All links you click on within that page are also automatically translated.)
ETA: Just re-read and it says the higher the glycerine amount the more transparent the soap will be and the easier it will melt.
i don't think so. CO is used widely for mp bases, coz it doesn't impart any color to the end product. i think it mostly has something to do with SF. mp soaps are usually made with 0% SF as far as i know, coz we want it as clear as we can.Does anyone think the cloudiness might be caused by the CO?? Would a different oil leave the final product less cloudy?
you can try leave it out in the open so water can evaporate, but you'll risk sweating, and a dry/crumbly soap at the end.Do you think it will harden eventually?
ETA: I don't use palm or animal fats (I'm a vegetarian) so my bars are usually on the softer side anyway.