Welcome to March's soap challenge! I'm going to start with the rules. Hopefully some changes in the way voting goes will help this months challenge go smoothly. General Rules: 1. The only members eligible to vote are those with their names on the sign up list - regardless of whether or not...
This is the official entry thread. Please post your official entries here. This will be open until midnight CST on the last day of the challenge. Please refrain from commenting on pictures here. All comments can (and are encouraged) to be made on the challenge discussion thread. There are 2...
I also wrote up a tutorial about how I made floating soap using a rebatch method -- Floating soap | Soapy Stuff I haven't tested this rebatch method with all types of bar soap, but it's my opinion that any finished soap should work, regardless of the fats in the soap.
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IF you actually read through the threads that @DeeAnna provided for you then you would know that you can make a Whipped Soap from scratch with just Lard (or Tallow) since key to making a Whipped Soap from scratch is having a greater than 50% Hard Oils. Of which, if you have any knowledge of soap making, Lard and Tallow IS defined as a Hard Oil.
I consider making Whipped Soap via Cold Process to be a more advanced technique because of the temperatures involved. It's a lot like making whip cream...there is a fine line between whip cream and whipped butter.
You can make a pure tallow whipped soap from scratch.
For the smoothest texture and the greatest whip height, try CP first
The tallow would need to be a little warmer than most CP whipped soaps, so use a higher lye concentration to help avoid gel
Change to HP if you can't whip it successfully.
The threads posted by DeeAnna contain video's on how to make whipped soap using CP,HP and rebatch
My very first batch of cp soap was accidentally floating soap. It was over 60% tallow and traced so fast that I accidentally overwhipped it. I imagine you could turn most any CP recipe into floating soap, but soaping101 had a great tutorial I watched afterwards, which is how I figured out what I'd done.