no laundry soap is 0 superfat you do not want to have left fat on your clothes, and I do 33% lye solution. 38 is just too much it takes a long time to evaporate that water , I grate it when still warm leave some for laundry sticks and cure it for about 3 to 4 weeksI have never made a 100% coconut oil soap before. With 38% water and 30% lye, 5% superfat and 0% water discount??
Any luck finding mag hydroxide yet? I’ve bought from Organic Makers here in Sweden. Their prices are not great, but service etc is very good. Maybe that would work for you?Okay, so you have different stuff than what I found from the same manufacturer. I did find some 100% pure MgOH but again, the postage is at least double that of the actual product.
From what I found 40 dollar postage for a package that costs 50 dollars, is actually pretty good. But I'm not prepared to put quite that much money into deodorant, even if that would be life time supply or something. =P
The really annoying thing in all this is that MgOH happens to be one of the few variations of hydroxides or variations of Mg salts that our environmental lab doesn't have. Almost everything else I could borrow from work but of course not that one...
Yes Dahila told me where to find some. Im glad you also found some.Any luck finding mag hydroxide yet? I’ve bought from Organic Makers here in Sweden. Their prices are not great, but service etc is very good. Maybe that would work for you?
Hi, and welcome.Hi guys! I'm new here, I've played around with multiple deodorant recipes. Initially, I used baking soda, shea, beeswax, Arrowroot powder and EO's. This caused me to break out in a red rashes under the armptis. I've been playing around with Zinc Oxide and Zinc ricinoleate, plus butters oils and EO's, this has worked extremely well without irritation, the only downfall is the marking on clothing from the zinc ! I'm really interested in trying out Magnesium and Babassu oil with oil/butter/wax ratio for cardboard push up deodorant. Can anyone share the ratios for a working mixture that applies easily and can be used in a cardboard push up?
Ahh, thanks for the reply! Are you using it in a "plastic stick container" or as a smear on paste?Hi, and welcome.
I can't help you too much because don't use the push-up tubes, but the 60/40 MgOH/babassu ratio has been working well for me. I would experiment with adding 5-6% of wax.
Hopefully someone who has more push-up tube experience will be able to help more.
It's a cream consistency for me, a bit depending on the temp. (It's summer right now and if I have the AC set for 75F, it's a thinner cream; if I have it set for 73F, it's a very thick cream. I think babassu oil has its melting temp right around room temperature.)Ahh, thanks for the reply! Are you using it in a "plastic stick container" or as a smear on paste?
Thanks! Why did you want to use less than 8% was it a personal choice thing, playing around or was it too hard? I'm gonna whip up several batchs with the different ratios and see what is best for me and my partner. Wondering if the ratios are better, the same or less effective between the different sexes.Hi welcome. I too use the 60/40 split with cera bellina wax but i use the plastic tubes. And i will be trying a 5-6% wax. I had 8% and want to use less and see if it works as well.
I've read the whole thread (Took awhile)Way earlier in this thread, there was some discussion about various types of babassu being sold.
Babassu from some suppliers is a brittle solid at room temperature, and babassu from other suppliers is softer. I can't tell you why there's a difference. It doesn't seem to be a difference that even the suppliers are aware of. Or maybe they are but aren't talking about it?
The babassu - mag hydroxide deodorant I make is always a stiff waxy paste. It works well in a twist-up deodorant container, even when the house is in the 80s F.
I have ordered the oil so will be interesting to see whether it's hard or soft!Ok i will put my 2 cents worth in...the babassu butter is rock solid and the babassu oil is softer. I have both and that is how I
found the difference. You definitely want the oil.
I want to try less than 8% to see if it holds up when travelling. I used 8% and stuck it in my closed car in the sun at 32 C. It did not melt. Now I want to see if it holds up using less wax as I think (could be my imagination) that it decreases the efficiency of the deo with more wax. However, and this may be my imagination as well, but I find I get less white "coloring" of my clothes with the wax. So I want to see if that theory holds true with a bit less wax.Thanks! Why did you want to use less than 8% was it a personal choice thing, playing around or was it too hard? I'm gonna whip up several batchs with the different ratios and see what is best for me and my partner. Wondering if the ratios are better, the same or less effective between the different sexes.
I've read the whole thread (Took awhile)
I have ordered Babassu Oil, my supplier generally has good product so will be interesting to see what consistency it is!
Waxy paste is fine, the zinc deodorant I've had success making tends to paint clothing with white streaks if you are not careful when applying, it washes out though but can be annoying!
We have Celcius here in our part of the world, I believe 80F is around 26.6C, definitely would not hold up to our summers, sometimes 30C +. Will probably need to up the wax ratio!
I have ordered the oil so will be interesting to see whether it's hard or soft!
I look forward to playing around !