Increase super fat or soft oils to increase moisture

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  1. Oct 26, 2017 #21

    anniet8777

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    Thankyou all so much for your wisdom! I have all my soaps lined up on my craft table waiting to be cured. I do enjoy using the small ends I cut off to try in advance but it’s good to know they will improve after curing. I’m making the lard recipe now that was recommended by one of you. I’m excited to be able to test all these different recipes and hopefully be able to settle on one that meets my needs. I’m not making soap to sell but only for me and my family and my goal is to formulate a recipe that is luxurious, creamy and moisturizing along with being nice and firm.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2017 #22

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    Great attitude, can't wait to hear about your soaps when they're all cured up! Make sure to post some pics too. :)
     
  3. Oct 26, 2017 #23

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    Try this:

    Lard 65%
    Coconut Oil 15%
    Olive Oil 15%
    Castor Oil 5%

    Superfat 5%
     
  4. Oct 26, 2017 #24

    anniet8777

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    I will try that next!! I work the next 6 days 12 hour shifts but look forward to trying my next batch next week!
    Today’s recipe is babassu 10%, coconut 5%, lard 40%, shea 5%, cocoa 5%, olive 20%, avocado oil 10%, castor oil 5% with goats milk as the liquid.
    I went out and bought a cheap 4qt crockpot from Walmart today that works much better!
    After I do my 6th batch next week, I’ll line them all up and take a pic to post, however I have no idea how to post pics on here.
    And mine aren’t fancy, just rustic looking. I’m more about the quality of a product and not so much in to how something looks.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2017 #25

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    I would like to try sodium citrate. Can you recommend a percentage?
    Thanks :)
     
  6. Nov 7, 2017 #26

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    Sure! I use 2% ppo. So for my 1 lb mold (which does hold more than 1 lb, and I like a little extra to pour into a round individual mold for testing), I use 18 oz of oils. So 2% of that, I use .36 oz of sodium citrate dissolved in my water before adding lye to it.
     

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