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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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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.
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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If you really wanted to make it more cleansing you could increase the coconut oil, and decrease the olive and palm.
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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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
Thank you! :p
 
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