Sunday, December 31, 2017

One of the things I love about the Soapmaking Forum is the fact that there are some wonderful, very knowledgeable willing to share their knowledge. One of the things someone suggested as a way of increasing later in a low (or no) coconut soap is to use a dual lye method. My interest was piqued.

The recipe I used is as follows:

55% lard
15% coconut oil
15% olive oil (pomace)
10% avocado oil
5% castor oil

38% water as percentage of oil weight
5% Superfat

I added 1 teaspoon of sodium lactate and scented with cedarwood, rosemary, and lemongrass and swirled with Aztec Gold mica.

Right now, 24 hours later, it's out of the mold but still not unwrapped. It's quite soft so I'll be leaving it to firm up for at least another day. It will be interesting to see how this one works out. 

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