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  • After numerous attempts online of finding out the appropriate numbers of each ingredient in Tea Stearate, I finally found the answer by typing in "2 parts Stearic Acid to 1 part Triethanolamine for Tea Stearate" in my browser and came up w…
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  • chemicalmatt,  Maurice was also a member of a board called "The Soap Dish"  where he helped and gave advice to home-crafters making soap and cosmetic type products.  I saw the value in his posts and joined his Yahoo Board where I learned a…
  • I was fortunate quite a few years ago to be able to communicate with the late Maurice Hevey who was a cosmetic chemist who was on a Yahoo Cosmetic Chemistry message board and he helped many people (just as Perry does now) to understand the basics of…
  • Thanks guys, Sorry, but I guess I wasn't clear about a few things.  What I am trying to find out is about a particular kind of shaving cream that is soap based and made with Fatty Acids like Stearic and Myristic Acid as well as Coconut Oil or Coconu…
  • One listing mentions that  these two ingredients are "humectants/moisturizers (for example, glycerin, glycerol, sorbitol and other polyols)" which in effect create more lubricity in a stearic acid, myristic acid and coconut fatty based soa…
  • Cafe33, You must have found formula #2226 of Poucher's as there are very few formulas with Stearic, Myristic and Coconut in them!  This one isn't even a lathering cream either!  The problem I have encountered the most is that so many of the "sh…
  • Hi! Yes, I am familiar with that formula.  It was listed here by "saleem" and it is available online from various sources starting with books but also in .pdf form which has the "Palm Oil" listed but the original formula actually…
  • Whenever I use an additive that is finely ground like an herb, spice or other similar things I have added it to the oil phase.  That way it can absorb the oil first rather than absorbing the lye into it from being in the water/lye bath.  I have done…
  • In essence, you are making a soap out of Stearic Acid and Sodium Hydroxide so you need to find an online lye calculator, put in the amount of Stearic Acid you wish to use and it will calculate the amount of Sodium Hydroxide needed based on the SAP v…
  • Sodium Stearate is made from Sodium Hydroxide and Stearic Acid.  Are both of those available in your country?  If so then you should be able to make it yourself.
  • Benz3ne, As long as it works for you!  I'm selling to the "shaving community" out there online and they are quite a tough crowd with lots of experience with all of the varieties of Lathering Shaving Cream made and sold all over the world w…
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Benz3ne, I agree with you.  We're here to learn so let's see what we come up with!  The two issues which I see are the "TEA" listed and the amount of NaOH used and the ratio between the NaOH and KOH which are covered in ma…
  • Belassi, Sorry I didn't see this!  I an familiar with this formula as it is part of my 600+ page research document on Shaving Cream.  Your post calls it "soap" as some guys do call shaving cream.  I have never seen a formula like this turn…
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Thanks again!  I think you made a point that I didn't get at the time.  Although you can make a lotion by heating up the stearic acid and adding the triethanolamine to it until it becomes saponified and hard then either grind it int…
  • Both Bill and Belassi made some good observations which I noticed looking back at this for one more attempt at making improvements on my formula!  Looking back at the pictures I posted I now see a few tiny lumps in the first one and can see more cle…
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OK!  That is valuable information!  Thank so much for your help, chemicalmatt! David  :)
  • So this is what I have found so far online: "Stearic Acid 

Stearic acid is the
saturated fatty acid or waxy solid used as a hardening agent or
lubricant. This acid helps make skincare creams and lotions “sprea…
  • Thanks for your replies.  I did notice and VENZEN brand name and the Estee Lauder looked interesting...with 51 ingredients!
  • I haven't encountered anything like this before and I guess that there could be a few products out there that are fakes.  I was just wondering if it was some sort of "vanishing cream" like existed a hundred years ago.  Those were simple fo…
  • Thank Dr_Sara, I have been looking at quite a few brands online and had a difficult time finding what I need for the price I need to pay. I have even done a major search today on Amazon for companies all over the world selling though Amazon and foun…
  • The shaving soap puck is exactly 3" diameter X 1" in height.  From what I have seen most containers taper in at the neck (top) and the photos show them to be smaller at the top than at the middle to bottom of the container. Thanks!
  • Well, I have spent lots of time trying to find just the right container and was going to settle on one I found from Papermart until I decided to try and verify the diameter of the inside of the top of the container and the diameter of the lower port…
  • Perhaps it is the accuracy of the pH strips... https://aperainst.com/blog/why-choose-a-ph-meter-instead-of-a-ph-test-strip/ Something to think about...
  • Boy, do you have that one right!  It sometimes seems that the packaging is the most important thing about the product!  There are those who review shaving products on the online message boards praising the packaging and many are impressed with fancy…
  • Cafe33, You made a good point about the rusting of tin!  I went to a shaving message board and found posts from several people who have experienced the rusting of their tin containers (which many of them keep and use for years!) PaperMart seemed to…
  • Again, I appreciate all of these
responses.  

Uline has tin plated "metal"
with an 8 oz. container that is 3 1/8 x 2" - a little tall but
possible. 

The Chinese products may…
  • Unfortunately, Specialty Bottle is only selling to current registered customers right now.  Also, I texted them about the measurements of the 4 oz. container and found out that the measurements of 3.3" width and 1.1" height are "outsi…
  • WOW!  You are amazing!  Both look like possibilities so I'll have to order a sample to make sure!  I had seen the specialty bottle option but wasn't sure about it being a "slip cover" and for some reason, I hadn't seen anything from SKS an…
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