Lather and longevity

TinLee

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I'm working on a shaving soap for my son. The part I'm having trouble with is lather and longevity. I know vitamin E oil will help with the longevity part as will citric acid if I choose to add it. I'm using shea/cocoa butter/coconut oil/avacado oil and additional stearic acid. I'm considering adding palm kernal oil and castor oil. I just don't want to end up with a bubbly soap. I want a rich, creamy, lather with a nice glide from a very hard, long lasting bar. I don't have my percentages set in stone yet so I can't provide a recipe. Suggestions? I need to work with one lye. I prefer Sodium Hydroxide for solid soaps.
 

ChemicalPyros

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Hello TinLee
Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are both oils rich in in Lauric acid, so you can replace one with another it is just a matter of price.

I suggest you make the following recipe:
- Shea Butter = 15
- Cocoa Butter = 20
- Coconut Oil = 43
- Avocado Oil = 17
- Stearic Acid = 5

You could make it but it needs a good curing at a warm temperature preferably between 35 to 40 degrees celsius if possible.
 

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