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SoapySouter

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Hi all, I am new to making CP soap (only 4 batches so far!) but I've been doing a lot of research and would like to use the following oils to develop a bar that is organic, moisturising, creamy (but still pretty cleansing, If that's possible).

I've been playing around with SoapCalc and have a rough idea but can anyone please help suggest ideal percentages?

The oils are:
Olive Oil
Sustainable Palm Oil (I know there are disputes about whether it really is sustainable)
Shea butter
Coconut oil
Another organic oil- avocado perhaps?

Many thanks
 

The Efficacious Gentleman

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What % are you currently thinking of?

As for other oils, bear in mind that Organic can (and IS!) used widely indeed. You can get non-organic versions of these oils, as I'm sure you are aware - but also you can get ones that are labelled as organic but might not be the same as you think it is.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I'm keen to make as 'natural' and ethical product as possible, a pure coconut oil with 15-20% superfat is also something I'm thinking about but I want a nice luxury soap too. Any other tips on environmentally sound soap making welcome!

Possible percentages I'm thinking:
25% coconut
30% palm
10% Shea butter
30% olive oil
5% avocado oil (or possible swap round avocado and Shea)
 

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The company I plan to buy from state that they comply with EU legislation on organic products and are members of UKOGC and SOPA- do you think I can trust that these products are organic?
 

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For a more conditioning soap I would suggest

Coconut 25
Palm 20
Avocado 10
Shea 10
Olive 35

And super fat at 8%

Good luck!
 

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Thanks Osso! I'll give that a go, must say, I'm enjoying my new hobby, I must learn to pour at lighter trace though, I keep over blending, adding too much fragrance and ending up with cottage cheese soap!
 

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I've been playing with numbers on this myself lately and have come up with this:

Coconut oil 25%
Palm oil 36%
Castor oil 7%
Canola oil 7%
Olive oil 25%
 
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