I think that is a lot of soft oils.Are my eyes bleeding? I think they're bleeding.... I've done SOOO MUCH reading on shampoo bars over the last several days, my head is filled to the brim and spilling over, lol. roblem: After reading through this thread (thanks Bex!), Genny's thread (all 63 pages), plus may other sites, I think I'm ready to create one. I have fine hair but normal amount. It's color treated (yep, there's gray under there, shhh) but healthy. I usually shampoo every 2nd day and can go every 3rd day in winter, so not oily. I'd like my DH to use this bar too, he has normal "man" hair (very short, not oily or dry, etc.) So based on Genny's original recipe I subbed the 10% soybean with 5% each CO and sunflower (sunflower because of it's non-comedogenic properties). I'll probably need to experiment a while to find out what works best for me, DH, our water quality, etc. but here's a start. What are your thoughts?
35% H2O to oils
Soap Calc puts this at 3 for cleansing and 74 conditioning.
This is stab in the dark. I’m interested in trying Sherry’s shave/shampoo bar. As a new soap maker, I know to run everything through a soap calculator. When adding the Palmer’s, am I adding it after emulsification? TIA.Bex, I just made a recipe of Sherry's Fantastic Soap Shaving Soap/Shampoo Bar version from Miller's Soap pages. It is certainly a different recipe! It includes Palmer's Cocoa Butter, which contains a crystalline wax and some dimethicone, I believe. Anyway, Sherry says it is the only shampoo bar that holds the style the next morning after she blow dries her hair. Maybe the wax? I look like Woody Woodpecker when I get up in the morning, so if it worked that way for me, I would be delighted! I made it for my husband for shaving soap, but I am certainly going to try it for shampoo after it cures. I know that jojoba is great for some people in shampoo bars, but I fear the dimethicone will make my hair floppy and greasy. I will report back after I have tried it.
Thank you for replying. I will search for Lindy’s and see how that goes. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with this recipe. Enjoy your weekend.This is a really old thread, but since I was the one who was posting, I will share my experience with this recipe. I didn't like it. It is not a good shave soap recipe or a shampoo bar recipe. I just added the Palmer's in with all the other oils with no problem. It's an OK soap, but after 6 years of experience, I can tell you there are much better recipes than this one. I also found I absolutely cannot use shampoo bars. Like many other people, it really turns my hair into straw, even with a vinegar rinse. If you want shampoo bars, try Lindy's shampoo bar, there is thread for that on here. If you want a good shave soap, there are threads for that as well. I hope this helps.