Stearic acid in liquid soap?

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Steph0104

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I added the stearic acid into my recent batch of CP bar soap and it gives good amount of lather.
I wonder if I can add stearic acid to my LS as well? My LS soap alway has a problem that not foaming very well.
Has anyone tried adding stearic acid to LS and how does that turn out? Thanks.
 

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In one of my liquid soap formulas (my Creamy Cocoa Shea formula ) I use stearic acid to transform an otherwise cloudy looking liquid amber colored soap into a lovely opaque, creamy looking liquid soap. I don't find that the stearic acid increases bubbly-type lather, though, as much as it does creamy-type lather.


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Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in many hard natural butters such as cocoa butter, stearic acid is usually used in bar soap as a hardening agent in small quantities and has a light lather. For LS it would perform very similarly to adding a natural hard butter.
 
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From my Files:
THICKEN GLYCERIN LS WITH STEARIC ACID 4/12/11

"3bees~1flower" wrote: ...yeah. it works great.

measure out your diluted soap, say 8 oz. add 2% of that, so 0.16 oz of stearic. heat it up till the stearic melts. SB to mix well. as it cools, continue to SB periodically. you may need to add water...ml's at a time...to adjust for evaporation. i just pour a capful (from the gallon of distilled water) then SB. do this until it's completely cooled and the consistency desired. this obviously doesn't allow for clear soap, but this is fine with me. in some recipes it makes it a lovely pearlized appearance. stearic does not affect lather.
 

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