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EricaL

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I was just wondering if this is possible. This was my first batch of HP soap. My 8 year old daughter wanted to make soap but did not like the idea of waiting 2 months before she could use it. It was a 100% coconut oil at 10% super fat. But it was entirely too drying. I hoped I could rebatch and add jojoba oil or another luxury oil to help it moisturize more. I just don't know if the soap will be too soft or even slimy.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated as she is very upset with the outcome (As am I)
 

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100% coconut oil soap needs a SF of 20%. You need to add 10% more of some kind of oil, I would use OO or coconut so the high amount doesn't cause any rancidity issues.

HP need to cure at least 4 weeks just like CP does. I know there is info all over the internet that says otherwise but its misinformed info. 100% coconut soap would be better with a extra long cure, I like at least 4 months for mine.

handmade soap need patience, young soap just isn't good no matter how you make it. Maybe you could try a high quality M&P base. Brambleberry has some nice kits that would be fun for a youngster and the soap would be ready immediately.
 

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Thanks for the input!
I had it curing for almost 3 weeks(forgot to mention). We broke off a chunk of the ugly end of the cut bars and I washed my hands to see how it turned out. I might just rebatch with OO and see if it's worth saving. Thanks for the info on the kits. I'm sure she would enjoy that much more.

I think I'm sticking to my CP from now on.
 

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It will be worth saving, especially once you rebatch. If it still seems drying, tuck it away and let it cure for a good long while.
 

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