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Ok I think I'm hooked :twisted: My first attempt batch is still curring good I hope :oops: So I want to keep things moving and go for a good shea butter soap. Open to any suggestions and pointers.

Here is ingredients I was playing atm what do you soapers think
Shea butter loves me soap

Oils
13.5oz - olive oil
8.5oz - shea butter
3.0oz - coconut oil
6.5oz - castor oil

Additives
1 1/2cp - butter milk powder
2oz apricot oil
1oz almond oil
Honey suckle FO (not sure how much)

4.5oz lye
12oz distilled water
 

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Can't speak to the milk powder, but the recipe looks like it should probably work. Looks like about a 5% SF. I've used that high of a percentage of castor before without a problem but some say it can be sticky. If you were using the castor for the lather, you can also up the CO instead if you want.
 

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Awesome and thanks for the reply. I only used 3oz of Coconut oil because I have no more atm. The milk powder is suppose to give it more lathering capabilities from what I heard. I was a little skeptical to use that much castor oil but hopefully it works out ok :) . I'm so new to this though, I have alot of trial and error ahead of me :twisted:
 

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hahaha....yes pics...we love the pics :)
 

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Looks like a good recipe. Only way to know is to try it out :wink: I use 18% castor in all of my batches and my soaps do not come out sticky, rock hard within 12 hours of pouring too.
 

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zajanatural said:
Looks like a good recipe. Only way to know is to try it out :wink: I use 18% castor in all of my batches and my soaps do not come out sticky, rock hard within 12 hours of pouring too.
** but before you do run it through a soapcalc to make sure its SAFE!!
 

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IanT said:
zajanatural said:
Looks like a good recipe. Only way to know is to try it out :wink: I use 18% castor in all of my batches and my soaps do not come out sticky, rock hard within 12 hours of pouring too.
** but before you do run it through a soapcalc to make sure its SAFE!!
I don't think making a soap without running it through a calculator would be a smart thing to do :wink:
 
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