Hi everyone! I'm fairly new to making soap, and brand new to this forum! So far, I am partial to coconut oil in my soaps. What are your favorite oils/butters and why? Looking forward to learning a lot from all of you experienced soapers!
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." I can't help but feel that you are channeling Elizabeth Barrett Browning here. :wink:-I love coconut and PKO for bubbles and hardness.
-I love castor for the oomphy enhancement it brings to my lather made by coconut and PKO.
-I love lard for the creamy body it lends to my lather and for slowing trace down.
-I love tallow for the hardness it lends.
-I love olive for it's gentleness, eventual hardness, and the certain 'body' it contributes to my lather in certain doses.
-I love cocoa butter, kokum butter, mango butter, and illipe butter for the hardness and creaminess they lend to certain of my formulas, such as my shaving formula for example.
-I love rice bran for it's contribution of linoleic acid to certain of my formulas.
I don't use all of the above in every batch, mind you, but they all do get used in my various formulas.