Making soap ultra white

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    Audrey o’connor

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    Hi everyone, how do I get a really white soap base (non milk) I've tried 2tsp of titanium per 2 lb batch still getting a really cream colour. I want a bright white. My usual base is approx
    Palm30%,olive30%,coconut20%,sheabutter10%, water lye
    Thankyou for your thoughts
     
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    Are you using virgin oo? If so, switch to plain OO, that will give you a much lighter soap. Same with the shea, use refined so it doesn't have so much color.

    The amount if TD you used should have been plenty for a bright white.
     
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    Thankyou for the reply,Yes I used extra virgin oil and unrefined shea butter
     
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    Maybe up your percentage of coconut oil and increase superfat to counteract it.

    My pure coconut oil bars have no additives and are the whitest bars I've ever produced
     
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    My leaf lard + coconut oil bars are bright white (if I'm careful which FO I use).
     
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    I to use light OO with Shea and TD to get a nice white base
     
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    Yes - I use the lightest colour OO I can find, and my shea is refined so it is bright white too.
     
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    I'm with the others. Another issue may be your FO/EO some discolor as well if you used any.
     
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    Ivory shea butter instead of the more yellow one, and high oleic safflower in place of olive.

    I like 100% coconut oil soap lately, and unless the fragrance discolors, it's very white.
     

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