Sodium Lactate

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Kamahido

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I have read online that Sodium Lactate makes for a harder bar and sugar helps with bubbles. Can I substitute regular salt for sodium lactate?
 

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You can use salt to hasten the evaporation of moisture , but too much salt results in reduced bubbles.
 

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If all you are looking for is a hardness, salt will do that, but since salt can't do everything that sodium lactate does, I wouldn't consider using it as a 1:1 replacement for it.

Some examples of what sodium lactate does that salt does not do:

1) It lends a nice, creamy/oomphy feel to the lather, much the same as milks do.
2) It makes HP batter more smooth and pourable/less lumpy.
3) It helps liquid soap paste dissolve easier during dilution.


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