is kaolin clay safe for babies

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    jaggedrande

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    hello I am going to make a baby castile soap, but I don't want it to be a super soft, mushy bar, so I was thinking kaolin clay may help with keeping it hard. what do you think??
    here is my recipe I came up with

    6% castor oil
    5% cocoa butter
    17% coconut oil
    74% olive oil

    using goats millk for liguid

    and superfatting this at 7% :eh:
     
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    I think you would be better off using 90% OO and 10% castor, coco butter and coconut oil can sensitivity in some people and aren't ingredients I would use on a baby.
     
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    I made a batch of soap and it was so oily that I'm wondering if it will even harden, a Shea butter recipe, using 1.55 oz lavender EO, .40 oz peppermint EO. with Tbsp peppermint leaves and sprinkling of lavender buds....has OO and Coconut oil....have made this before, the thing I wonder about....the lye was cooled to under 90 degrees and the oils were just at about 100 degrees, on the cooler side....would the lye being cooler have caused this problem.....
     
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    Kaolin Clay will not usually hurt baby skin but like adults babies are all different with no "one size fits all" scenario. I always used it in the castille I made for my granddaughter when she was an infant and fighting itchy eczema. I also made a balm for her with kaolin and a small % of Lavender which seemed to soothe her skin. I also would forget the coconut oil. Coco butter should not be a problem but shea can be
     
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    I too would make 90% Olive and 10% Castor. It will cure out to be a really hard bar. Also, what you are making is a Bastille. Castille is 100% olive. Kaolin in a small amount would probably be nice but then as stated baby skin is pretty sensitive.
     
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    Does anyone else get dry skin from clay? I have rose clay and even a little in soap seems to dry me out really bad. I have a hard time understanding how a substance that absorbs oil can be good for sensitive skin.
     

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