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Marinko

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Good morning dear soap making friends, Have you done such product? This weekend I plan to make bar soap for my doxie.
Cold process soap. Olive, coconut, tallow, castor oils. What do you think?
 

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Most people will say not to use soap on dogs but I do and it seems less drying than any pet shampoo I've bought.

That being said, I use 15% or less coconut. You don't want it to dry their skin with a high cleansing number. Think along the lines of a facial soap for people.

If you have neem, its good at 10%-25%
 

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I whipped up a batch today with 10% neem. I was hoping it wouldn't smell quite so strong.
I used rosemary EO and some strong rosemary tea. So far the neem scent is much more tolerable.
My dogs have skin issues so this one is specially for them
 

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Thank you very much to everyone!
I made my recipe with
20% neem
15% coconut
20% tallow
40% olive
5% castor
Will use tea tree essential oil
 
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