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dantango

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What oils or other additives contribute to a soap having a thick, dense, shaving cream like lather?

Castor oil?
Shea butter?
sweet almond?
coconut?
 

Summer

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I'm not sure which oil makes it lather like that, but I'm guessing it's the coconut oil. Atleast that's what I read in a couple of books. Here's a recipe that I tried out day before yesterday. It's already foaming like crazy 2 days later. I know I'm supposed to let it sit for 2 weeks, but I played around with the left overs.
Here it is :
Old Shaving Soap
38 ounces vegetable shortening
24 ounces coconut oil
24 ounces olive oil
32 ounces rainwater
11.5 ounces lye

--It says the lather is reminiscent of the old shaving soap, mug and brush.

Hope this helps out! :D
 
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