Liquid soap dilution failed

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  1. Jan 22, 2019 #1

    BillOB

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    Have I failed my dilution process?I have let the bottle settle for overnight already and the soap layered into to two.The top creamy bubbly layer and the bottom translusent layer. I have tried to stir it more to make them mix together but they will layer again once settled down for a while.I'm guessing i have not diluted enough. My recipe is as following:
    Olive oil 30%
    Coconut oil 25%
    Palm oil 20%
    Caster oil 5%
    Jojoba oil 5%
    Wheat germ oil 5%
    Sweet almond oil 5%
    Shea oil 5%
    Oil total in 500g
    Potassium hydroxied 105g
    Water 160g
    Glycerin 160g

    Dilution ratio :150g paste and 250g water.I actually started diluting with 4 to 3 paste and water ratio but that didnt dilute the paste completly so I increase the water amount to the above amount to get complete dilution.

    Need some advice on this
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Jan 22, 2019 #2

    shunt2011

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    I don't think it's your dilution I think it may be your recipe. Jojoba is a wax and has a lot of unsaponifiables. Plus you have whatever SF you entered for your recipe. So you have a higher SF and the fats may be separating out. However, I'm not a pro by any measure on LS so hopefully someone with more experience than I will pipe in with their thoughts.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2019 #3

    DeeAnna

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    Nope, the problem has nothing to do with dilution.

    I haven't run your recipe through my calculator, so I don't know the superfat. Too much superfat could be an issue. If your KOH has a low purity, this could be contributing to a too-high superfat if you have not compensated for the KOH purity.

    Another is you're using jojoba that contains a high % of unsaponifiables, as Shari noted, and you are also using fats high in stearic and palmitic acids. Both issues will make a cloudy liquid soap that may separate, especially the high stearic-palmitic content.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2019 #4

    BillOB

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    my super fat is 2%
    I’ll try no palm oil next time and see how it goes.
     

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