Standard palm free vegetarian recipe

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    Hi
    I've been checking options for swapping out palm oil in a basic recipe with coconut oil (76) and shea butter but am wondering what would be good proportions. I've noted that coconut oil will help with hardening / lather whilst shea will aid moisturising. Thought of a standard 60 / 20 / 20 % split for olive / coconut / shea. Would this be ok as a first off ? Suggestions welcome.
     
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    Most of my recipes have at least 60% unsaturated fats and they are generally around 65% unsaturated. Yours is 65% so that should be very good. If I make sure the soap goes through gel I can unmold and cut in 24 hours no problem. I've used soap after 4 weeks and it's very nice but even better after 6 weeks.
     
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    With that recipe, will most definitely need a longer cure. Shea can help with a harder bar but you will have a softer bar for a while thanks to shea + all that olive oil. After 3 months, that should be a reasonably harder bar.
     

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