- Jan 30, 2016
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To those who use wax (beeswax, soywax, etc) in cp soaps, on what temp do you soap? I normally soap at room temp but I'm afraid the wax will go brittle if I wait til it cools down.
I use beeswax at 1% in a lot of my soap. We are beekeepers so beeswax or honey in soap is the link in our business. I melt the beeswax first then add cocoa butter. When it is all melted I add coconut oil. After that I turn the heat off and let the heat melt other butters I might add. Then I add my soft oils - mainly olive - which is usually over 50% of the recipe. I let it all cool to room temp and it does thicken. I add my room temp lye and it all becomes quite fluid. I need to work reasonably quickly with floral EOs but I usually have time to play. Hope this helps.