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HELP- Soap/Shampoo Bar
August 2, 2012
3:40 pm
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ibpallets (Sharon B.)
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I did a lot of research and evidently I printed the wrong recipe for 3 lb batch shampoo bar.

10 oz coconut oil

10 oz palm oil

8 oz castor oil

8 oz olive oil

12 oz distilled water

5 oz SH 

1.5 oz Frag. EO

 

I warmed all the oils, did the lye, added it to the oils, used the stick blender to bring it to trace.  Turned the crock pot on low and put the lid on

Five minutes later I walk over to see how it’s going and there is one large crockpot of hardening soap/shampoo bar.

 

THE RECIPE I USED WAS FOR COLD PROCESSING!!!

 

I turned the crock pot on to high, put the lid on and walked away.

 

Question- is this a loss cause of can I cook this and take a cold process recipe using the hot processing method???

 

I hope some soap makers are online right now!

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August 2, 2012
4:15 pm
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ibpallets (Sharon B.)
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It seems to be cooking well- Just did a ph test and it’s at 12 now, so I’ll keep cooking until I get it down to 8.

"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."
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August 3, 2012
8:23 am
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ibpallets (Sharon B.)
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Just an update this morning.   I had to cook this for almost 2 hours to get the ph where I wanted it, but it came out great.  I took a little ball of the left over shampoo bar with me into the shower and washed my hair.

 

I am amazed at how thick, clean, and shiny my hair is this morning.  

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August 3, 2012
10:57 am
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Hi! I’m glad your soap came out well.

 

I checked your recipe in soapcalc and everything looks good, though it only uses 2lbs of oil, not 3. I typically refer to recipes in reference to how much oil they use. (others may differ)

 

You can HP/CP any soap recipe, it’s only the method that differs- the results are the same: soap!

 

Hope this helps

August 4, 2012
7:54 am
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ibpallets (Sharon B.)
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Thank you, whiskandbowl  :)

 

I’m taking the bar soap class at the retreat- I think I won’t make anymore until I fully understand the oils and how to correctly use the soap calc.

 

Thanks again!

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