Here are the soap qualities.
|Soap Bar Quality||Suggested Range||Your Recipe|
|Hardness||29 - 54||44|
|Cleansing||12 - 22||16|
|Conditioning||44 - 69||53|
|Bubbly||14 - 46||30|
|Creamy||16 - 48||43|
|Iodine||41 - 70||57|
|INS||136 - 165||147|
I always aim to make sure conditioning is fairly high up. I won't go through all the process steps again since it's the same as the Mango Soap Recipe. Please be sure and follow all safety precautions especially for making your lye solution.
Stacey's Wassail & Fresh Snow Soap Ingredients:
8 oz beef tallow
6.06 oz Palm Oil (this was shortening from whole foods)
3.2 oz Coconut oil, 76 deg (this is the melt-point)
3.2 oz Palm Kernel Oil flakes
5.04 oz Castor Oil
2 oz Olive Oil
2 oz Canola Oil, organic
2 oz Sesame Oil
12.16 oz distilled water
4.4 oz lye NaOH
1 oz fragrance oil per batch - I added a dash of paprika to this one for some color
Wassail Fragrance Oil - I added a dash of paprika to this one for some color
Fresh Snow Fragrance Oil
As before I made the lye solution first, and as that cooled in its ice bath, I melted the liquid oils. Again I poured the lye solution in while it was pretty warm about 120F, and my oils were closer to 100F. It took a few minutes to get to trace, perhaps 5-10, and then I poured in my fragrance oils and stirred until combined. For the Wassail, this is where I threw in the paprika as well to give it some color.
Here you can see what it looked like just after pouring on 1/21/2012:
3/8/12 Cut these up, wrapped them in plastic once they were dry to cure (I unwrapped them for this photo, you're welcome), and this is what they look like now - little more than a month. :)
Tried the Fresh Snow so far, smells nice to me - fresh and slightly fruity, if I had to give a description. Boyfriend doesn't really care for the smell, but likes the soap. Soft, lathery.