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Lissa Loo

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I am looking for any experience with coconut water instead of distilled water? Any help would be great. I am going to start out with half water, then add the coconut water at cool down before adding the oils. Wish me luck.
 

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I haven't used it but that method should be fine. Be sure to use a tall container as the sugars in the water may cause some foaming when the coconut water encounters the lye solution. It may change color and/or smell funky in the short term but should cure out.
 

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I have made one batch with coconut water. I used it for the full water and added the lye pretty quickly. The CW turned a bright orange. The soap turned out awesome!
 

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Good, I will be going full strength this morning then.
I used half and half and the bright orange happened too. I added a few ounces of coconut milk to replace some of the water I held back too. I am very anxious to try this Coconut Hemp soap.
Thanks for the input. You have made me very brave.
 

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