I agree. With 50% lard and the shea, this soap will be quite hard, adding in a little OO won't make it soft.I would cut that Coconut Oil to 20%, then up the lard to 50%. I don't use Shea Butter in soap, so I can't help you there. Palm serves much the same purpose as lard in soap, so perhaps use Olive oil or something else in that slot for more conditioning?
Thinking of trying this. Any downfalls visible?
30% coconut oil
10% Shea butter
Trying to find a mix using what I have and what's affordable .
My mom used to render our own lard for cooking. But the smell.........during the rendering:sick:, though the food tasted nice. My husband would kill me if I do it now. So, if 30% would benefit the soap, I would keep it this way for the time being. Thanks for your advice.30% would benefit your soap, try it. Are there any butchers nearby who would sell you unrendered pig fat cheaper? There's lots of posts here about rendering your own. My friend lives in rural China and he collected up all the lard he could at pig butchering time and made lots of soap - he uses it now to trade for other stuff. Its hard for him to get other oils like coconut and olive oil.