Is this okay for 1st time soaping?

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    Ethanperine@gmail

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    40% Olive Oil
    30% Coconut Oil
    20% Palm Oil
    5% Sweet Almond Oil
    5% Castor Oil
    5% Superfat
    38% Water
    1 Ounce Bubble Gum Frag.
    1/2 Ounce Vanilla Stabilizer

    Would this make a good 1st soap recipe. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I would try something like this instead

    40% palm
    25% olive
    20% coconut
    10% almond
    5% castor

    5% SF
    change the water setting to lye concentration and use 33%

    amount of fragrance depends on how big your soap batch is. For a 1 lb batch 1/2 oz to 1 oz FO is good. Follow directions for your stabilizer.
     
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    Obsidian recommendations are good. If you want to simplify, you can go with one oleic oil. I prefer almond but olive is fine too.
     
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    Thanks I will try this. I have been forever trying to figure out a good recipe there are so many different ones on youtube. I have been ordering almost everything I see probably will end up with stuff I will never use .
     
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    Ok I ran that thru the soap calc does this mean I will use 9.11 ounces of water and 4.49 ounces of lye. Sorry for all the questions just want to make sure it turns out.
     

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    I cannot claim expertise...except perhaps at soap mess-ups … but the oil combo looks nice to me. Some people may prefer less coconut oil (it cleans really well, but can sometimes make sensitive-skin folk a little irritated), perhaps with a little more castor oil (bubbles, bubbles, bubbles) or something.

    IDK about vanilla stabiliser, but vanilla doesn't seem to work in CP soaps nearly as nicely as it should :-(
    Bubble gum fragrance will win me over anytime though :) Usually fragrances have usage amount recommendations … so many mg (or ounces if you're into that sort of thing) per kg (or pound). Your "1 ounce" may be fine for some batch sizes but not others. The fragrances I have used vary from 1% to 3.5% recommended, so 1 ounce would be okay for a 100oz (6.25lb?) - 26oz (1.75lb?) batch, depending.

    Good luck with your first batch. Please do post pictures of your results.


    [edit: Ooops. I was not shown the other comments when I saw your thread. My thoughts stand, but I bow to the heaps-more-experience comments above:) ]
     
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    I thank everyone for all advice. I will definitely post a pic (If it looks alright) .☺☺
     
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    Yep, the recipe looks good and the water/lye amounts are right.
     
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    Thank You
     
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    What temp does everyone wait for their lyes and oils to be before they start mixing?
     
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    Oils just warm enough that they are melted clear. Lye I like room temp or a little warmer. I guess around 95 or so if I had to pick a number
     
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    I live in a warm/hot area, with mostly high humidity, and after melting my hard oils, I usually let them cool to room temp and, because of illness, I do my lye solution the night before, so everything is at least 75°F or so by the time I'm ready to soap.
    Be aware that soap batters with a around 50% palm oil will trace faster than one with a similar amount of olive. If you get a fragrance that misbehaves, that means you'll have so much less time with a fluid batter.
    Finally, even if your soap looks like someone stepped on it, post pics. Every soap deserves its day in the sun!
     
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    Not a good picture but I think it looks alright for the first time
     
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    it looks yummy and whimsically marine.
     
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