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angiem915

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Hello! I have soaped for 2 years. Tell me your opinion or advice on this recipe please.

65.0% lard
26.0% coconut oil
9% olive oil

7.5 super fat

Thanks in advance
 

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I would not be able to use it, too drying due to too much coconut oil. I would make it more like this:

Lard 65%
Olive Oil 15%
Coconut Oil 15%
Castor Oil 5%

Superfat 5-8%
 

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I like Susie's tweaks. There's nothing terribly wrong with your recipe. If you really want to try it, go for it. But I think Susie's will make a better soap.
 

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May work for your skin. I have an age issue tough so it would be too drying for me. I still like coconut oil but it doesn't seem to like me as much as it used to.
 

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I actually like more lard and no olive oil for my personal soaps, but everyone else seems to prefer the lard 65% recipe.
 

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I have found that I dont get dry skin from a 70% Olive oil, 30% coconut oil 6-7% SF recipe (as opposed to default 5%), so I think your soap would be ok because your SF is 7.5%

However if you can get your hands on some castor oil at 5% (many pharmacies carry it) you will see better lasting bubbles. Some people love higher than 5% superfats, others prefer to balance their soaps so they dont need a high superfat.
 

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I'd probably cut the olive oil out, lower the coconut to between 10-20% and sub a butter in there for remainder percentage. I'd also add a tsp of simple syrup to help with bubbles.
 

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