I am ready to start exploring different CP soap recipes. I've spent some time reading and have discovered these General guidelines Basics: 1.) Aim for a 60% hard oils and 40% soft oils 2.) Aim for coconut oil to be 15 - 30% 3.) Keep Castor oil at 5 - 10% With that in mind, I have came up with the following recipe. It has no palm oil. If I don't want to use Lard, do I need Palm Oil? Does Palm Oil bring something special to a soap recipe? I think the "Soap Bar Quality" characteristics are pretty good for this recipe. What else should I be considering when evaluating a recipe?