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  1. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM #1

    Appalasia

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    I have a recipe thst i like but it is 21 on the cleansing scale and i would like for it to be a bit lower so it isnt as drying. I belive the coconut oil makes it drying? Recipe is this:
    40% lard
    30% coconut oil
    25% olive oil 76
    5% castor oil
    5% superfat.
    Do i reduce the coconut oil to 25% and increase the lard to 45%? Any other tips for this recipe would be great as well. Ty!!!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM #2

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    You have a couple of choices. You can raise the superfat% or lower the coconut to 25%, raise the Castor to 8% and the olive to 27% or reduce the coconut to 25% and raise the lard to 45%. You might try small batches with variations for the recipe to see which one you like the best.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM #3

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    Oh wow! Ok i will try those. Which one would be best in your opinion?
     
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    I like the one with 8% Castor, but that is just me. You may prefer soap made with other variations.
     
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    I would up the lard and lower the Co to 25. I don’t care for OO over 25% but others do so it’s a personal choice. One of my recipes is very close to yours. I add a bit of Shea to mine.
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2019 at 4:21 PM #6

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    Commercial soap is typically 20% CO. I’d start there and if its still to cleansing drop in increments of 5 until u get to 10. You can make up the diff with lard if ur following Shunts 25 OO advice.
     
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    This is so good to know!!! Ty very much.
     

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