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Mish

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Hi All,

I wanted to start off by saying that before coming to this forum I thought I knew more than I really did. I'm very thankful to have found this online community. I realize for those of you who have been soaping for a while and have been on here for many years, it must be annoying to always have to re-iterate yourselves time and time again seeing over ambitious new soapers trying to jump in the deep end without learning how to completely swim first. I appreciate and value all the of the information, suggestions and feed back I have received here at this forum.

Now for my question... :p

I've come up with a shaving soap recipe using the SoapCalc and I wanted to know what you all thought about it.

Olive pomace 45%
Coconut Oil, 76 deg 20%
Palm 20%
Castor 15%

Superfat at 6%

Bentonite Clay 1/2 tablespoon per pound.

Ratio: 34:66 (within range)

Bar Quality: (within range)
Hardness: 33
Cleansing 14
Conditioning 64
Bubbly 27
Creamy 33
Iodine 63
INS 142

Acids:
Lauric - 10
Myristic - 4
Palmitic -17
Oleic - 41
Linoleic - 8
Linolenic - 1

Conditioning, fluffy creamy lather, decent hardness...?

Question: Which acids indicate if a bar will be "long lasting"

My partner has sensitive skin so I thought I should go with a conditioning recipe.

Any thoughts, feedback, suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

Mish

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I forgot my main question - would this recipe make for a good shaving soap for someone with sensitive skin? ( silly me)
 

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Palmitic and steric acids help with bar hardness. (Hardness In soap formulas refers to long lasting not hard as in bricks)
 

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Forgot to add, there is a lot of information here you may want to read past posts you can pull up with the search function. If you haven't tried that yet.
 

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Thnx... I'm still learning how to navigate around message forums... New to the whole online message board thing.. :oops:
 

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