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jennyannlowe

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What do you guys think of this recipe?

7% almond oil
5% castor oil
10% cocoa butter
23% coconut oil
25% olive oil 10%
shea butter
20% tallow beef

with goats milk, oatmeal and Honey
 

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Soap it cool but not so cool your tallow and shea start to re-solidify and I would recommend putting it in the freezer. Also chill your mold as a precaution. Depending on your fo it can be a severe heater. It will also be a fast tracer with all the butters and tallow. Lard slows trace, tallow does not. Also in my opinion it is way to much coconut oil at least for us. I would up the tallow and lower the coconut oil or up the olive oil and tallow. But that is up to your preference in soap
 

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I'd be afraid to up the tallow since shea and cocoa butter are also in the recipe. Upping the olive oil alone should be effective enough and still leave a cleansing level over 12.
 

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How much oatmeal powder do I add?
And should I hydrate it first with a little water? Should I deduct it from my distilled water?
And is honey supposed to be subtracted? I know it's better to add little water to honey and warm it a little...So any water I use to add the extra stuff should come from the total?
Does oatmeal soap require extra water.
 

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For all my additives, I like to pull out water from my recipe and use it to stir/hydrate everything. Just make sure that you have at least an equal amount of liquid to lye in your lye solution otherwise the lye will not fully dissolve. Then I stick blend the additive slurry into my oils before finally adding in my lye solution.

For colloidal oatmeal, I use about a tablespoon of oatmeal ppo.

For honey, I use about 1 tsp honey ppo. I don't bother with subtracting water for it since it's a small amount.
 

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I dump my oatmeal flour, goats milk powder, clays etc into my oils. I like goat milk powder and find it mixes much better in the oils.
 

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Great thanks! I sure will be glad when i find my rhythm. I end up spending so much time researching that by the time I'm finally ready...it's bedtime! I work full time so I only have so much time to soap. I spend so much time putting together a new recipe, my husband will come in 4 hours later and say how did it come out? And I haven't even started. Errr. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for feedback!
 

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Great thanks! I sure will be glad when i find my rhythm. I end up spending so much time researching that by the time I'm finally ready...it's bedtime! I work full time so I only have so much time to soap. I spend so much time putting together a new recipe, my husband will come in 4 hours later and say how did it come out? And I haven't even started. Errr. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for feedback!
I'll often do that, doing your research and careful planning makes a better product and saves wasted soap materials. ☺
 

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Well I made it last night. Course its still in the mold....but I think it went okay. I ended up tweaking the recipe some. This is what I ended up making:

7% almond oil
3% Beeswax
6% castor oil
10% cocoa butter
20% coconut oil
25% olive oil
11% shea butter
18% tallow beef

goats milk
colloidal oatmeal
bentonite clay
sugar
Honey
.5 oz Oatmeal Milk Honey
1 oz French Vanilla

I didnt originally plan on adding the beeswax. All I had was a 1 oz sample someone gave me, but I added it in. I didnt have much oatmeal honey F.O., so I figured my soap will be brown anyway, might as well use the vanilla. I was careful to add my sugar to the water before lye. I put the bowl with the goats milk cubes and sugar water in a bucket with ice water while I poured and stirred the lye. Worked out well.

I can already tell its going to be a hard bar of soap. Last night I put it in the freezer after I poured it. I was going to take it out after a couple hours and put it in the fridge for the rest of the night, but I fell asleep. Guess it'll be okay. I took it out before I went to work this morning. Well, will see how it turns out!

oh, it was the first time I used my cocoa butter. Hmmmmm! smells so good!
 

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