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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