Superfatting

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    lillybella

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    What is your favorite superfatting range and why?
     
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    I tend to SF at 8%, but I have very dry skin and anything else leaves me feeling too dry.

    Unless I am making a utility soap for laundry, then I SF at 1% to allow for margin of error.
     
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    I use 6% and my CO is 40% but zI have very oily skin and very hard water and very low humidity. Each formula will be different for not only each person but for differnt types of soap like milk, veggi, AO or salt.
     
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    I mostly SF at 8%.
     
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    I usually sf at 8%. But that's because going any lower with a recipe with coconut oil will dry my skin out a bit. Now, if it's a salt coconut oil bar, then I sf at 25-30%.
    I don't change the sf % when I use milk or purees in my soap.
     
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    I'm new so I have stuck to 5% until yesterday. I made a batch with 30% coconut and did a 9% SF, which was just a shot in the dark. Hope it turns out ok. :???:
     
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    I have been trying a superfat of 7%, but I might increase it to 8%. I am new still and I think having a wider margin of error, especially in smaller batches of soap, is a wise thing. I might also be overcompensating for my first batch being lye heavy though... So, still debating if I should go to 8% or stay at 7% :)
     

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