- Mar 16, 2019
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- Long Island, NY
Okay. Thank you for your help. I’ll give the trinity a go.2 thumbs down for that recipe -- IME and IMO.
It's best to start with a Tried & True formula. With so many dedicated lardinators at SMF, I highly recommend you use the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of this page to Search "Lard" for ideas and advice.
I make lard 85%, coconut 10%, castor 5% at 5% SF and 38% water as % of oils (SoapCalc Default Settings) for a geezer pal. He loves it! Says it reminds him of his childhood.
The Basic Trinity of Oils is also an excellent choice I think your mother might like. Sub lard for the palm in the recipe. I made it recently for my DIL's father because the soap (with identical ingredients) he bought on line for years was no longer available. I'm using it right now and I think it's the closest thing to "perfect" in terms of an all-around good cleansing experience for just about anyone.
NOTE: I soap lard formulas at 120°-135°F and use oakmoss 10% to neutralize the odor. Others are free to disagree. That's just what works for me.
Thank you. Back to the drawing board.The lauric acid content is zero because the fats in your recipe have little or no lauric acid in them. Lard does make a hard and long-lasting bar, but that's due to the stearic and palmitic acids in lard.
I also don't think this is a particularly good recipe. The first tweak I'd want to do is substitute a modest amount of coconut oil for some of the lard.
Thank you. I definitely jotted it down incorrectly.I agree with others that's it not a good recipe. What you want, regardless of the ingredients being used, is a BALANCED bar of soap. That high of a "condition" value with nothing to balance it out is going to make for a really greasy feeling.
I’ll give this a try too. Thank youI make a 80% lard, 20% coconut that my mil loves. Its very hard, lasts forever and is gentle.
I do add some kind of chelator to this recipe as I find the high lard makes a bit more soap scum.
What is your superfat in the recipe?I am another vote for the 80% lard, 20% CO formula. It is one of my favorite simple recipes.
If you want to include some liquid oils, I’d sub in 5% castor oil and 15% rice bran oil, olive oil, HO safflower, or HO sunflower for 20% of the lard.
Also, is 20 % coconut oil not drying for your skin? I find even 10 % drying for mine.