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Does Coconut Milk Speed up Trace?

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Cherry Pit Soap Works

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Hi Everyone!

Does anyone know if coconut milk speeds up trace? And does lowering soap temp avoid this problem if it does happen?

Thanks!
 

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I have used coconut milk in several soaps, and never noticed any change. The only things I have had speed up trace are EOs.
 
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This post caught my eye because the few times I have used coconut milk it has accelerated trace every time. I add the CM to the oils and stick blend, then add the lye, all at room temp. Every time, things start moving really fast...too fast. Would love to know what I am doing wrong too.
 

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Yep I have had the canned coconut milk speed trace. I just use the coconut milk in the refrigerated milk section. The canned coconut contains gums and cellulose which are thickners
 

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Mine is canned, but no additives or guar gum...I specifically checked for that when I bought it. Would love to make a nice CM soap that behaves :)
 

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it sped up trace a bit, not so much in my case. to tackle this i made sure to soap cool, use a thinner cm (the kind i have is more in the consistency of coco cream, very thick oob) by adding some water in to the milk.
but yeah, essentially, if i wanna do intricate designs i dont use cm.
 
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