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jennyannlowe

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Can someone suggest a recipe or provide a link...that incorporates all of these ingredients? I do have the beginner recipes as well...I just wanted to put together a recipe to work on next that incorporates these ingredients for a creamy lots of lather moisturizing bar.



Olive oil
Coconut oil
Tallow
Palm
Shea and or cocoa butter
Almond oil
Avocado oil
Castor oil
Goats milk
Honey
 

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Is there a reason that you want to use all of those oils? Are you looking at the oil properties, or the properties of the saponified oils? I ask as some of them are very similar, so trying to squeeze all of those oils in to a recipe in a meaningful amount, while still achieving your goals.......I would use fewer oils
 

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You are probably right. Its the qualities that I'm trying to get the most of.

These are the ingredients that I have to work with. (also lye and distilled water of course).
I am looking for a recipe for a bar that is extra creamy and lots of lather and has that luxurious feel.

What would you suggest?
 

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Here's one to try if you really want it all, I made it up but the numbers check out reasonably on SoapCalc.


Olive oil - 20%
Coconut oil - 20%
Tallow - 10%
Palm - 10%
Shea and or cocoa butter 10% in total (all of one or in 5/5 combo)
Almond oil - 5%
Avocado oil - 20%
Castor oil - 5%
Goats milk - half of your water
Honey - 1 to 2 tsp per 500 g oils

Watch the heat on this one. I wouldn't apply an external source.
 

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I think coming up with two or three recipes with the said oils would be a nice idea for you. Less is more in a soap recipe and I don't see the point of going over 6 oils, which is already much as that is. You can have a palm-free recipe, a tallow-free one and even a coconut oil-free recipe if you'd like. Just think about what you'd like to try first. :)

Night.
 

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I would suggest several soaps to learn what you like, as well as learning how to make soap. But first I need to suggest you get some lard if at all possible.

First batch-

Tallow OR Palm OR Lard 45%
Olive Oil 30%
Coconut Oil 20%
Castor Oil 5%
Superfat 5%

Repeat with another choice from the tallow/palm/lard section.

Next batch-

Same recipe, but add 1 teaspoon of honey PPO (per pound of oil). This will teach you what sugars bring to the soap. I would watch this like a hawk for overheating, though. If you see oil pooling on the top of the loaf, get it into the freezer quickly.

Next batches-

Same basic recipe, only substitute in 10% of ONE of the butters for either the tallow or palm. Repeat for the other butter.

Next two batches-

Repeat with the 10% of the oils substituted in for the Olive Oil each batch.

Subsequent batches- figure out what you liked best from the first nine or ten batches, and put it all together. Then adjust your superfat up to 8%. Then try lowering your Coconut Oil to 15%. By then you should have a really firm idea of what you like or don't like.
 
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SOAP ALL THE THINGS! Carabou's recipe looks good to me, but if I were you I'd probably go with Susie's approach. Have you made soap before? Some of those ingredients are a bit tricky, particularly the goat's milk. If you haven't purchased that already, I STRONGLY recommend canned or powdered!
 

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