Good Morning Soaping Friends! I have a few questions about a recipe and premixed micas, so here goes... I am a new-ish soaper with over 100 batches under my belt, which is still not enough! Don't get me wrong, I have had much success over the last few years(along with my fair share of failures, of course), but I am still in search of my "go to" recipe. I am looking to create a slow moving hard bar with with big bubbles, deep colors and crazy swirls! That said, this is a recipe I've patched together from looking at the oil quality tables, soaponification charts and tons of reading. Sometimes maybe too much reading! Can you lend me your thoughts on whether or not this recipe might be what I'm looking for? Olive 35% Beef Tallow 30% Coconut 20% Cocoa Butter 10% Castor Oil 5% I soap at room temp (Oils and lye generally between 75-80 degrees) Additives: pinch Tussah silk, sodium lactate @ 1tsp PPO, and premixed micas in vegetable glycerin. I'm also wondering, since I tend to use a lot of colorant, can I make the superfat amount on soap calc a zero value to account for the extra glycerin in the micas? The last recipe I made was very soft, even after 3 days in the mold, and I'm pretty positive it's because of the glycerin. I used quite a lot and it was the only thing I changed in my old recipe. for kicks, the recipe I used was: Olive 37% Coconut 34% RBO 15% Avocado 6% Shea 5% Castor 3% Additives: pinch Tussah silk, sodium lactate @ 1tsp PPO, and premixed micas in vegetable glycerin. Oils 87 degrees & Lye 78 degrees I've used this recipe plenty but the other day was the first time I used the glycerin mixed micas and it's still soft . Could I use zero superfat here too to account for the glycerin? I quite like this recipe except it's not really as hard as I'd like after 8 weeks of cure time. One more question! Does anyone have any experience with replacing water with aloe juice? I've read that others love it and it can be a straight swap, but wanted to double check. Thanks in advance for all of you're sage advice! It is so incredibly valuable!