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  • 1% Citric Acid in Soap Bar. Heeeeelp!!!

    Posted by Ellatorias on May 31, 2016 at 4:33 am

    PLEASE HELP.
    Is there a way 1% Citric Acid could be incorporated while making soap (bar) and the soap batter still firms up and foams nicelyl? Even if artificial surfactant and hardener has to be used. If there’s a  way/process AT ALL to go about this, kindly indicate. No it is not a syndet soap.

    Thank you.

    Ellatorias

    belassi replied 8 years ago 2 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Ellatorias

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 4:49 am

    It is not a syndet bar I mean.

  • belassi

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    No.

  • Ellatorias

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you Belassi

  • belassi

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Leave natural soap natural. Messing around with it just ruins the whole concept. There are a few things you can add to the batter for very specific reasons; such as sodium lactate (to increase hardness) or titanium dioxide (to improve whiteness). Attempts to mess with the pH invariably result in ruined product. If you don’t want an alkaline pH product, then forget natural soap and go synthetic. Natural soap is nice and performs well, we make and sell it, but I have designed synthetics that outperform it in every respect, including price.

  • Ellatorias

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    ‘…synthetics that outperform it in every respect, including price’ :). That’s ok Belassi. Can we talk about the synthetic.

  • Ellatorias

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Let me tell you a little more about what i’m looking for (why I asked about adding Citric Acid). I’ve formulated soap with Citric Acid and I noticed great improvement as per skin smoothness/texture, cell turnover and a little lightening. But of course the foam & hardness were impaired because I messed with the pH. So I NEED to improve on it. I need to have the foaming and hardness on point, and a noticeable lightening effect.

  • belassi

    Member
    May 31, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t see a rinse off product as being of any use for lightening. Skin lightening components are expensive and should be used in a leave-on product that’s rapidly absorbed. Besides which, the high pH would be likely to ruin them.

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