Gabriels shaving soap recipe

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  1. Oct 15, 2017 #1

    Gabriel_Gago

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    Hello everyone!

    Today i want to share a recipe, and maybe more later, with you. I have been selling shaving soaps and other products for a year and a half now, and my customers and friends really love my soaps.

    Do notice that, altough i am a barber and i'm in this classic shaving "stuff" for eight years now, what i do know about soapmaking i learned with a friend, and by internet, so i'm almost a self-leaner in the subject. I do not claim to be any kind of expert.

    Do feel free to make observations, questions, even criticise if you want it. If i could help a single person with this thread i'll already feel happy about it.

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    So, this is a dual-lye soap, based on stearic acid and suported by babassu oil.

    I use Soapee as calculator and you can find this recipe in this link:

    http://soapee.com/recipes/4755/print?preview=true


    Oil % Grams
    Babassu Oil 15 10,5
    Canola Oil 15 10,5
    Castor Oil 8 5,6
    Stearic Acid 62 43,4
    100 70
    Recipe Totals

    Total Water Weight 29,8 grams
    Total NaOH Weight 3,8 grams
    Total KoH Weight 8,9 grams at 90% purity
    Total Lye Weight 12,8 grams
    Total Oil Weight 70 grams
    Fragrance Oil Weight 2,1 grams
    Total Batch Weight 114,7 grams
    Superfat 5%
    Lye Concentration 30%
    NaOH / KOH Ratio 40% / 60%
    Water : Lye Ratio 2,333 : 1
    Saturated : Unsaturated 75 : 25
    Summaries

    Property % Recommended
    Bubbly 18 14 - 46
    Cleansing 11 12 - 22
    Condition 23 44 - 69
    Hardness 75 29 - 54
    Longevity 65 25 - 50
    Stable 72 16 - 48
    Iodine 27 41 - 70
    Ins 172 136 - 165
    Fatty Acids %

    Lauric 8
    Linoleic 3
    Linolenic 1
    Myristic 3
    Oleic 11
    Palmitic 2
    Ricinoleic 7
    Stearic 62
    Notes

    To have a increased moisturizing effect, do add 8g glyceryn and 4g of any butter after it cools down to 70-ish ºC. I find it better to add some butter of your choice in the end as a superfat, because you want to preserve as much moisturizing effect a possible. Me, i'm a Cupuaçú butter guy. Cupuaçú is much more moisturizing than lanolin or shea butter, besides being a national fruit from my country, Brazil, and thats also why i like to use Babaçú oil whenerver possible, altough i often use coconut or palm kernel, too.

    Of course, you can replace an ingredient for another one of your liking, change the amounts, add or not to add any butter or glycerin. Its a solid recipe, tough, and if you want to change it, i would advice not to increase the castor oil %, keep the structure (stearic acid/a hard oil to kickstart the lather/a suport oil for slickness and a moisturizing oil), and since it will make a croap-like soap, pour it directly in the tub of your choice to let ir hardens.

    Hope you guys enjoy it, feel free to ask any questions, make suggestions, etc

    take care
    Gabriel
     
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    Millie

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    That is very generous of you to share! Thank you!
     
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    Elena ElKassas-Vachev

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    thank you for sharing a vegan version, i have seen so many with lard or tallow that i was going to make it for my husband and not tell him what was in it at all. but now i don't have to cover it up:)
     
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