My transparent soap is not solidify

hi everyone 
i am working on transparent soap these days . 
soap is not becoming hard upon usage 
it forms a soft gel when use after a day 
i want to make a hard bar 
i need ur wise suggestions 

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  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @Romis write your Lol to have some suggetions or corrections.
  • I am using SLES 30 % 
    stearic acid 13 % 
    Myristic acid 6.06 % 
    NaOH 3.03 
    PG 18 
    glycerine 6 
    sorbitol 8 
    i used 3 % ethanol instead of TEA 
    kindly guide me 
    as cudnt get enough transparency and my soap is not solidify 
  • I've never made a soap before but I noticed there is nothing to neutralize the stearic acid since you replaced TEA... Why did you replace TEA with ethanol? What functions do you think they have in common? Ethanol will not neutralize anything.

    To get a stearate salt, which will be more transparent in solution (stearic acid by itself is bright white), you need to neutralize your stearic acid with something

  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @Romis A lot of corrections are needed as i see : Actually stearic acid make soap creamy and decrease the transperency of soap so for the transperency you need high soluble oil as coconut oil , you need also to reduce greasy % and to modify % of solvent respecting the following % in pic.
     for having solid soap you should use between 40% and 60% saturated oil better 50 % however  you have just  (18/48 saturated oil ) so i suppose to decrease the % of SLES and increase the % of saturated oil to have harder bar.
     About changing TEA to ethanol that prouves that you need to learn more about soap so TEA can be solvent right but it play also as Alkalin " Neutralizer of oils" so if you change it by ethanol you must add an adequat amount of NaOh.
     wish that all is clear unless you are welcome for more explain.





  • gld010 said:

    I've never made a soap before but I noticed there is nothing to neutralize the stearic acid since you replaced TEA... Why did you replace TEA with ethanol? What functions do you think they have in common? Ethanol will not neutralize anything.

    To get a stearate salt, which will be more transparent in solution (stearic acid by itself is bright white), you need to neutralize your stearic acid with something

    Romis said:
    I am using SLES 30 % 
    stearic acid 13 % 
    Myristic acid 6.06 % 
    NaOH 3.03 
    PG 18 
    glycerine 6 
    sorbitol 8 
    i used 3 % ethanol instead of TEA 
    kindly guide me 
    as cudnt get enough transparency and my soap is not solidify 
  • Welp, disregard my response lol

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