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jennyannlowe

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Has anyone used this in cold process? Found it in Walgreens on sale. Figured worth a try. And how much PPO?

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If it's 100% Vitamin E you should be fine. I would use it at 1%. I don't use it in soap though.
 

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It looks like it's mainly safflower oil with some vitamin E mixed it. I'm not sure about the ratio of 56000 international units would be...

If you added that to your soap, you'd mainly be superfatting with safflower oil.
 

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Yep, it is probably a whole lot of safflower oil and very little Vit E.
 

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I didn't pay much for it and that should have been my first clue! Oh...I want to try some tussah silk. Can someone recommend a cheap source ? Good quality?
 

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Based on the DOS/rancidity tests conducted by Dr. Kevin Dunn and recorded in his book 'Scientific Soapmaking', vitamin E is pretty much useless in soap (it showed no prophylactic effect in his tests). If you wish to use something to stave off DOS/rancidity, the most effective things to use are either Tetrasodium EDTA or ROE, or a combination of BHT with sodium citrate.


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Based on the DOS/rancidity tests conducted by Dr. Kevin Dunn and recorded in his book 'Scientific Soapmaking', vitamin E is pretty much useless in soap (it showed no prophylactic effect in his tests). If you wish to use something to stave off DOS/rancidity, the most effective things to use are either Tetrasodium EDTA or ROE, or a combination of BHT with sodium citrate.
Yes and ROE + EDTA is good too.
 
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