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umeali

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Hello all members today I again tried to make M&P base with a change in recipe
250g coconut oil
250 g caster oil
500 g Glycerine .
( stearic acid was removed this time )
but again its not success ,though not as sticky as before but again my soap is melting slowly .
here showing pictures of both experiences .

the pictures in bunny were made with first batch ,which was more sticky and the base with a small piece on it .
only one peach/pink soap was made by this time and 2 pictures of base are here which is not as sticky but still slowly melting .
Need Guidance . Did any one ever tried base at home?

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I have never tried to make it, but here is a tutorial video with a recipe:

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nw4CBN_RC0[/ame]
 

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Here is anther tutorial for making clear glycerin soap base. I have used this recipe and it works.

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHS1V8HIwoE[/ame]
 

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No, I have not, but I was interested in trying it someday.

I think you have too much glycerin in your recipe (50%), which is probably why it is melting. Also that is a lot of castor oil, too (25%).

I'll bet it melts in the microwave nicely, though. Too bad it doesn't hold so well after unmolded.
If you manage to get it perfected, I would love to know what you come up with!
 

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Use the tutorial above it makes a nice M&p although it is a very low temp melt soap, but does not weep. Using glycerin as the solvent will create a m&p that will completely melt down /weep to a puddle in a week or so. I think this fact was mentioned in another thread about m&p. Put in in a leak proof container.

I make a tweaked version from the second video and it is very nice. If you are making m&p to sell and pour a lot of it, it is much cheaper to purchase a good quality base. Even though the recipes in the videos make a love m&p it is still better as a one pour base.
 
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It's not possible to make usable M&P with just glycerin. You will need propylene glycol, glycerin, sorbitol or sugar, and maybe TEA.
 

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Ausie,LSG,earlene,cmzaha,and topofmurrayhill,thanks to all for your prescious suggestions and comments and recommended videos .Really thankful .
 
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