Single Oil test by Soap Queen

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ngian

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So another single oil test was made this time by Soap Queen.

https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-...ks/single-oil-cold-process-soap-lather-tests/

What I found interesting is that Castor Oil in the experiment did lather well while other similar tests from other soapers it was not lathering at all (see in the following links):

- http://curious-soapmaker.com/a-big-test-of-100-one-oil-soaps-after-2-weeks.html

- http://alchemyandashes.blogspot.gr/2013/03/single-oil-soap-experiment-phase-one.html

The only difference that I can see is that Soap Queen is superfating at 0% (she used Bramble Berry Lye Calculator that assumes a 97% purity for NaOH) and the other two superfat at 5%. Could this be the reason that made Castor more bubbly on its own?

I also see that Curious Soapmaker and Soap Queen uses water as % of oils and only Alchemy & Ashes uses lye concentration which is in my opinion more fair for all the oils in the test.

What do you think?
 
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What I found interesting is that Castor Oil in the experiment did lather well while other similar tests from other soapers it was not lathering at all
That is indeed interesting, and I don't know what it means. But I noticed one other interesting thing. Evidently, sometime olive-pomace oil is just palm olein with green dye...?
 

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I've made castile with both regular OO and pomace, I've not seen a difference in lather/slime that she is getting. My 100% avocado soap wasn't that slimy either and had considerably better lather then castile.
Her results with lard is surprising too, I get more large bubbles at first that turn creamy but dense. I wonder what the water is like where she is and if that would make a difference.
 

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