Zany's no slime castile

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  1. Jul 3, 2019 #361

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    I used the exact recipe from Zany. I made the faux salt water ahead of time. I used nettle and turmeric for color. Scented in Frankincense & Myrrh.
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, I'm really excited to give it a try
     
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    I hot-processed this today. Thanks so much, Zany! My family imports olive oil. I am so happy to finally make a nice soap with it that isn't slimy!
     

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    Those are gorgeous @linne1gi! I love the the simple swirls and great colors.
    Update us after it cures.. I'm curious.. I also HPed mine but while it wasn't slimey even in the beginning, it didn't lather much either though its improved now.
     
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    It’s a rather soft soap at least right now. But it’s only a week old so I know it needs more time. The swirl is my favorite, in the pot swirl.
     
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    I love Zany's no-slime Castile! Thanks again, Zany. This was my second time using the no-slime recipe. I made a small batch with 500 g of oil, 80% OO, 15% CO and 5% castor. (I know, this is a tiny bit higher in CO than Zany's recipe, but since the olive oil was still so high, I thought the faux seawater still made sense.)


    I made half the batch as Lemon Poppy Scrub - scented with lemon and litsea EOs - and half the batch scented with a lavender, orange, patchouli EO blend.


    After a four-week cure, the soap is wonderful with a clean, delicate lather. No slime!
     

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    These are lovely looking soaps and both of the EO blends sound nice. :)
     
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    P.S. if you don’t mind sharing, did you use individual square molds? and if so, where did you get them? Thanks!
     
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    I bought them online at Ali Express. Here's a link to see what they look like. Lots of sellers have them on offer (I don't remember which seller I used. I suggest reading the reviews to see if shipping was quick, etc.) I am still a newbie and make small batches, so these are perfect for me. Also, I can't cut straight, so loaf molds are less ideal - until I decide to invest in something that cuts better than I do! ;)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/329...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_9,searchweb201603_53
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Haha I have a real problem cutting straight, too.
     
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    Hi Zsny! In the original post you mention that the water lye ratio had an effect with the slime, why is that?

    If I were to soap this with 1:1 water lye ratio, do you think it would it get slimier?

    I made a castile bar two months ago, without salt and baking soda, and indeed it was slimy. But I'm hoping as I cure it more the slime will be gone.

    Also the cure time is much shorter than what I've seen, is this because of the salt and soda?

    Sorry if this was asked before, couldn't read all the pages. Thanks!
     
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    Hi Rahmi! The key to reducing slime is the 0% superfat. Olive Oil contains "unsaponifiables" that remain after saponification, so my intent in using 0% SF was to saponify as much of the oil as possible.

    The 1.7:1 water to lye ratio is where I ended up after trying other options. You want enough water to react with the lye but not so much that it increases cure time.

    The salt & soda affect a shorter cure time and a harder bar.

    No apologies necessary... I hear ya! LOL I also get impatient slogging through threads like this that are so long. BUT, that being said, there's lots of good information worth a read when you have time. ;)
     
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    Popping in with the 2+ week update on my first batch of Zany’s no slime Castile. I LOVE it. It makes a creamy lather that builds into a bubbly lather with a little extra water. This is the most gentle soap I’ve made. It left my hands feeling soft and more “moisturized” than any soap I’ve made to date. Time for another batch!
     
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    Mine are upwards of 5 months old and still snooty with zip lather. :( So apparently they are still going to have to cure for the rest of the year
     
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    So, my soap is almost 1 month now and it’s still pretty soft. At least in comparison to my other month old soaps. I’m giving it more time.
     
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    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that, Carolyn. Any idea what went wrong? It sounds like "normal" castile. I'm wondering if you used 5% SF instead of 0%? Easy mistake to make.
    Hmmm. It shouldn't be soft at 1 month -- have you tried it? How's the lather? Slime or no slime?
     
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    No, I haven’t tried it yet, maybe at the 8 week mark.
     
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