In an attempt to get the % CO down relative to my early recipes, I came up with this new recipe: OO 40% PO 25% CO 20% Safflower Oil HO 5% Mango seed butter 5% Castor oil 5% scented with EO This produces a shiny soap that seems fairly hard. I like the look of it. I use 33% lye concentration and worked with the batter at about 110 F. I’m a SB minimalist and it was well behaved. It’s the first CP soap recipe I’ve made that did not form ash, which is very exciting if it’s a soap worth making. I’m looking for something that is less cleansing (drying) and more conditioning (relative to 30% CO) without using tallow or lard. The SoapCalc numbers moved in the right directions. I am also very wary of DOS although I haven’t had that problem yet. I would love to know what you think I can expect from soap made with this recipe. I’m planning to make more soap this weekend and would rather not waste oils making soap that doesn’t have redeeming qualities. Thanks!