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Hi-Linoleic Safflower Oil Liquid Soap

Discussion in 'Liquid Soap and Cream Soap Forum' started by Tim McCullough, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. Jun 12, 2018 #1

    Tim McCullough

    Tim McCullough

    Tim McCullough

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to soapmaking, and was wondering if it's possible/advisable to make up liquid soap from Hi-Linoleic Safflower oil?

    If so, would it have to be stored in the fridge to delay rancidity?

    I'd also love to hear any suggestions regarding ingredients, mixing ratios, and other important considerations regarding this proposed project.
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    Certainly it's technically possible. Any saponifiable fat can be turned into soap, whether liquid or bar soap. It might become rancid faster than soap made with less than 75% linoleic acid. The tendency is there with any of the polyunsaturated fats, but it's hard to say for sure that rancidity will happen.

    I have never tried making LS with 100% regular safflower oil, but I do know of other soapers who have used other high linoleic oils such as flaxseed oil to make LS. In your case, I'd just find out if I liked it simply by making a small trial batch and evaluating it.

    Many people store their liquid soap paste in the refrigerator to keep it fresher longer, so that's certainly a reasonable strategy.

    I'd use any decent method for making liquid soap paste. If you have a preferred method, use it. My parameters are usually these: 25% lye concentration, KOH only (no NaOH), 3% or less superfat, cold process method. Distilled water and/or glycerin for making the paste. Only distilled water for dilution.

    Tutorials and related resources:
    Irish Lass: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?p=428988 see posts 8 and 9
    and: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=57974
    Susie: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=49852
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
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