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soapysandie

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My soap recipe has a high olive oil content, other oils used are coconut oil ,shea butter & castor oil. I like to colour some soaps with Tit. Dioxide plus one other colour but I find the white portion always comes out slightly yellow because of the colour of the olive oil. How can I get round this ?
 

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I started using safflower oil to get a whiter bar. I think I have seen some lighter colored OO though
I do both of these. I also use coconut milk for the liquid above my 50/50 lye water. If you add it to your oils, they usually start off milky white.

Sandie, Let us know if these suggestions help.
 

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Ok, thanks for your input. Living in Portugal Olive oil is easy to come by & relatively cheap as it is produced here, but it is all greenish in colour.I will look into trying a few alternatives or perhaps reduce the percentage of OO.
 

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