30/30/30 CO/OO/PO and 10% castor oilMy initial recipe for these are
30% OO, CO and PO
I just need a good Recipe. DO you all have like a goto you use all the time? or do you have one depending if it a basic soap, swirl soap (slower tracing)? I have made so many soaps with different recipes I am getting to the point I don't know which one is which
Thanks for the help!!
30/30/30 CO/OO/PO and 10% castor oil
Is a standard recipe that produces a rock hard bar in 6 weeks. It lasts really well and doesn't go mushy.
I think the CO is too high for my skin and I find 5% castor oil aides bubbles but doesn't get sticky in any recipe. I would drop the CO a bit and add it to the OO. I have friends who love this soap because it gives them that clean feeling especially dirty hands etc.
You can swap the CO altogether for avocado or almond oil and it will still be a good hard soap. For a really creamy soap that's a little softer and takes a longer cure try Lindys Shampoo bar (search on this forum) NOT for hair - for skin. Do not use soap on your hair.
I love castille but it has to be cured 1 year at least to get a fabulous bar. I don't get slimy Castile or any high OO soaps. I don't know if it's because of our water, or because I use EVOO or if it's because I add 1 tsp salt ppo or if it's the brand of oil I use.
You have to experiment and have a philosophy. Because you are you and your soaps reflect you. Do you use lard or palm? Do you like CO? Work it out through trial and error.
It is very frustrating but it is the only way you will come up with a great soap that suits you.
Do they continue to stick or do they stop sticking after a few washes?I mean when washing they seems to stick to your skin for just a sec every once in awhile, any ideas?
What DeeAnna says is great advice because you can also make a soap that you love in the kitchen to cut grease but is not so good in the shower. So there will be a few soaps in your repertoire.All great points. Thank you. i am a very impatient person, at least thats what my wife tells me, it is hard to do a soap, wait 6 weeks and if is not good then change and wait another 6 weeks.... This could take years
You need to keep your recipes, name your batches, and create a label for each batch that stays with the soap until it is gone. This is the only way you are going to keep track. Trust me when I tell you this!I have made so many soaps with different recipes I am getting to the point I don't know which one is which
Thanks for the help!!