Well, my first attempt at liquid soap paste is covered on the counter. I got it to a thick trace before my stick blender decided that smoking seemed like a good idea at the time. I guess we'll see what it looks like in the morning!
Kinda sounds like the sourdough of the soap world. lolYay!!!
When you dilute this batch, save a half ounce out as paste to jump start the trace on the next batch.
Well, I diluted Sunday morning and it was still cloudy this morning, which was why I wondered if I'd flubbed someplace.Just let it sit a while. Sometimes my liquid soap can take a couple of days for all the air bubbles to come to the top to pop.
That's some lovely paste there!
If it didn't zap, it's fine. what's the superfat?
Superfat is 3%, and no, it doesn't zap. I'll post a pic of the soap when I get home from work. I meant to get one before I left the house this morning, but it slipped my mind. I was too busy talking to the cat.As long as your superfat is 3% or less, your recipe should be crystal clear. Just give it a day or so. Can you post a pic of the diluted soap?
Sure. My recipe was 80% Olive Oil (400 grams), 20% Coconut oil (100 grams), Glycerin (er, 214 grams, it replaced 2 parts of my water added straight to the oils) and KOH (107 grams I think) and water (107 grams, I think) with the KOH diluted into the water and added while still hot to the oil. Please be sure to use a lye calculator when you formulate your own recipe - I can't be held to the amounts I listed here without my chicken scratch in front of me!I'm inspired by your post and want to try liquid soap next. Would you list your recipe or the link to it? Also what FO did you use? My goal is a lovely honey colored liquid soap like yours.