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 Post subject: Recipe check.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:43 am 

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Am fairly new to soaping. I have made 5-6 batches before I tried any fragrance oil or any colorant to soap. Am having most difficulty in coloring soap. So many websites say different amount of color usage in soap that am totally confused now. I bought almost all my supplies and colorant from wholesale supplies plus. They do not give instructions of how much to use it in your soap. They only give percentage and that can vary from recipe to recipe. Am going to post a recipe below. Can someone please tell me how much colorant to use and if my recipe is right. I have ran my recipes through lye calculator but none of them tell me how much color to put in your soap.

4.5 oz Lye
12 oz Water
19 oz Olive Oil
10 oz Coconut Oil
3 oz Palm Kernal Flakes
1 oz Castor Oil (Superfat)
1.03 oz Oatmeal Collidal
2 oz Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil
0.12 oz Matte Brown Oxide Pigment in half a batter because I want to make a swirl affect. I don't know if this
amount of color is ok or not. Don't know if it is less or more but am going by 1/2 teaspoon per pound of soap. Can someone direct me into right path please. Thank you.

 Post subject: Re: Recipe check.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Every color differs. It depends on how pastel or deep you want the color to be. For brown, 1/2 tsp of the brown oxide should be enough to color 1 lb. of raw soap.

There is no guarantee that your castor oil will end up as your superfat. I add everything right up front. I let the lye take what it wants. There is no guarantee that any particular oil or butter will end up as your superfat. Lye does not discriminate.

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