Have you made the seawater ones yet, or is that tomorrow's job?
Tomorrow's job - hubby got back too late today from fishing with my water bottle full.
but then you said that they both have superfat? You realise they will both still get slime with the superfat right?
Well Primrose said she used 70 OO/30 CO with 7% superfat, and SoaperDeb's recipe 95 OO/5 CO - when I put it in the calc, I think was 5% superfat, and they both loved theirs, that is why I thought would experiment, as only 75% OO, and thought having a bigger % of CO it might need a bit of SF?
And when you say with 'discount water' did you reduce the water amount suggested by the soap calculator
I use the SoapMaking Friend
Cal, I keyed in 1.7:1, and all the oils, then I selected Salt with appropriate drop box for trace/lye adding, and there was a box to select discount water, so I ticked it too. Figured if it was an option by the calc, I would try it?
Also the first one sounds like you added the salt to the water after you had added the lye. Is that correct? It means that the salt will have trouble dissolving that way. You should always dissolve the salt thoroughly, before then dissolving the lye
Yeah, still learning, wasn't sure as the drop box said with lye, and I though it heats up so much the heat will disolve the salt.... But it seems to have blended in nice and smooth - liking the look of it.
Had read about salt bars too, but not sure I want to make them yet.
My thinking in adding just a bit of salt was that I read that salt makes the soap harden, and being high OO it would help it harden. And I had no idea if the theory worked if you add in Lye or trace or ?? So, what the heck, give it a whirl with small batches and see what comes out. It is good fun experimenting, and with my lack of knowledge/inexperience and misunderstanding instructions combined, you never know, I might stumble on a winner by accident!