I've used the mud too, that's why I asked. I've also used it in a soleseife, so not my usual HP. That thread should be in the gallery somewhere.
I used it just like any other additive, added it to my oils and stick blended it. I didn't allow for any water though, I just guesstimated and adjusted my lye ratio a very little bit. My mud is really thick.
I can't definitely say that using the mud in soap is beneficial to the skin, but I can say that it is lovely soap to use lol
What I have read is that dead sea mud contains so many minerals that it could introduce DOS. But also it interferes with the results of the soap in such as way as to cause weeping, making the soap very crumbly, and more.
Here are some threads addressing the use of dead sea salt in soap (although most seem to have had various problems with it, there are a couple who use it, so read carefully what they advise.):
Hello I want to make a soap for my sister who, following a broken foot, now has psoriasis on her feet! I have bought some Dead Sea salt to make salt bars but I am aware that too much washing of the damaged skin is not advised. So the idea I had of using coconut oil which would lather with the...
Well, I googled it and the only real bit of info I could find was here: http://www.jstor.org/pss/2834912 It seems like it could be the reason they don't work in salt bars for many people is that they may lower the pH of the soap so much that it can't stick together- similar to the sludge you...
Hello, I have read many times that one should not use Dead Sea Salt in salt bars and yet there are many sites that do sell them (including Amazon). How do they manage it? Is it possible after all? What method should be used?
I am thinking to make some sea salt soaps, but I read somewhere that you need a high amount of coconut oil in it... I am planning to use salt water to dissolve the lye and sea salt as exfoliant and I am not sure if the high amount of salt will have any impact on the soap, thanks.
I'm thinking about making sea salt & mud soap. I tried to look for a recipe, but I didn't found any. Ok, I know that salt in a soap is not a new idea :D But how much salt? I'm thinking about making about 2 pound/ 1 kg batch. Not sure what oils to use, I will gladly take suggestions :) I have...
I've been making salt soaps for several years and had never seen one sweat until I started doing them in larger quantities to sell which also happened to be the first time I made soap during the summer which is probably why. Sweating also just restarted recently as it's now cool enough outside...
There are more if you want to do a search.
But it appears from what I have read that DSS should only be used in very small amounts, and that you should first make several batches of soap without it before attempting to add it to your soaps, so you will know what your soap should be like first. That way when you do add it, you can tell the difference it makes. Pay close attention to what @cmzaha posts about the way she uses Dead Sea Salt.