Soft soap

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  1. Sep 18, 2019 #1

    Prãhi Handmade

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    Hi,
    I have messed up a bit on the oil calculation.
    Castor oil 20%
    Coconut oil 30%
    Palm Oil 15%
    Sunflower Oil 30%
    Mango seed butter 5%

    The soap is too mushy after 48 hrs. How do I rectify?
     
  2. Sep 18, 2019 #2

    shunt2011

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    I would just leave them in the mold until they are hard enough. Or stick it in the freezer for a couple hours and then unmold. If you post your full recipe including water/lye we can better help you. However, with 20% Castor it can make soap a bit sticky. You have 50% liquid oils so that too is playing into it. If you used full water and a higher superfat that too will affect it. 5-7% Castor is adequate. I do have one recipe I use 10% but never go above that.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2019 #3

    Prãhi Handmade

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    Thank you. I have used 284gm lye and 563gm water
     

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