First Time Soap Recipes? (CP)

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  1. Mar 29, 2014 #1

    Hunter

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    I was looking on THIS site and found this recipe:
    Castor oil 2 ounces
    Cocoa butter 4 ounces
    Coconut Oil 4 ounces
    Olive oil 12 ounces
    Palm oil 10 ounces

    lye 4.3 ounces
    water 12 ounces

    Which makes a two pound bar of soap that is the wooden loaf mold I would be using. Is this a good recipe? Does anyone have any first timer recipes? I don't need a recipe with colorant amounts and additives, just the oil amounts and lye/water amounts if that is easier. :smile: Thank you for your help everyone!
     
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    It looks like a really nice recipe, I would use it myself. Its a bit lower on the cleansing number so it will be good for dry or sensitive skin.
     
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    Would you suggest adding anything to make it more cleansing?
    Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    If you really wanted to make it more cleansing you could increase the coconut oil, and decrease the olive and palm.
     
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    How come when I put it on the BB lye calculator it says:
    Lye Calculator Results

    A solid soap, measured in ounces superfatted by 7%

    Oil(s) Selected Amount %
    Castor Oil 1.54oz 6.25%
    Cocoa Butter 3.08oz 12.50%
    Coconut Oil (92 Degrees) 3.08oz 12.50%
    Olive Oil (Pomace) 9.24oz 37.50%
    Palm Oil 7.70oz 31.25%
    7% Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) Amount 3.280oz
    Ounces of liquid recommended 8.13oz
    Yields 36.06oz
    Current Batch (total oil weight): 24.65oz

    That is an ounce off of the original recipe.

    Are you familiar with why?
     
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    I'm not sure what you're asking? I don't use BB, I use soapcalc. Here is the original recipe with a 7% sf showing percentage and ounces

    Castor Oil 6.25% 2oz
    Cocoa Butter 12.5% 4oz
    Coconut Oil, 76 deg 12.5% 4oz
    Olive Oil 37.5% 12oz
    Palm Oil 31.25% 10oz
    Water 12.160 oz
    Lye - NaOH 4.266 oz
     
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    Thank you! :p
     

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