letsalcido, Your first two pics show one on the left side which looks quite nice to me even though you list them as "failed batches"! The second pic shows two batches that are very similar to mine in color and they are fairly clear but n…
WOW! Thanks for all of this "info" and observations and pictures! It is becoming a bit more "clear" (pun intended) as to what all of the aspects are to take into consideration! I am using essentials oils and also using fragra…
I have been working with a bottle of liquid soap and adding small amounts of Polysorbate 20 to the batch and stirring it then letting it settle. The first time I used a small amount, the second a bit larger and more today. The cloudiness seems to …
Perry et al, Thanks for answering and for sharing your opinions and knowledge. Perry, I am not surprised at your answer and what you shared is what I was thinking was so about this issue. Shaving Message Boards often enable sharing used items and …
Back again! I happen to have an old Brother P-Touch label maker that I use to make a "Tester" label for samples in my store and I decided to rub some of the shaving cream on them and found that the laminated service protected the label fr…
Thanks Matt! I have been looking at Avery labels and the surface under the tub is concave so that should help. When you say they were a "pain to work with" what do you mean. Were they hard to work with your hands, peel from the sheets, …
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Gunther, Thanks, this is a good source for vanishing creams that I had found before. I often prefer older formulations because they seem to have just what is necessary and nothing for what we would now call "label wow"! …
Aziz, EVchem and ozgirl, I appreciate your input! Things are looking a bit more clear now. I just have to find a good source at the right price! ozgirl, funny but I had found that link before so now I can do some "comparison shopping"! …
EVchem, thanks! I didn't think about hardware stores, I'll check it out and keep looking!
Fekher, I was wondering about using the glycerin that you suggested in the formula that Perry shared in place of the Propylene Glycol in that formula and I wi…
The formulation includes Ethanol (denatured), SD Alcohol 40. I have been looking for suppliers who are near New Jersey and New York and have found a couple but does anyone know what the going rate is for this product? I don't need to spend any mor…
Perry, Thanks so much for the formula! I have the book but didn't think it would have a formula for After-shave in it and it looks like a good, basic formula! I haven't worked with alcohol before (and I don't drink it! :smile:) so what form of alc…
My soap formulas use water at the rate of 2.5 X the amount of the lye and yours is even higher than that at 2.87. I put it through SoapCalc myself, which I don't normally use, and got the numbers you came up with. I think the key here might be you…
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That would depend upon the Fatty Acids chosen! Olive oil is often used in handcrafted soaps and that typically contains 82%-83% Oleic Acid which does produce a hard bar but does not speed up the saponification process the way a fat…
First, I am working in ounces not grams (which really doesn't matter). I was describing two different options of your original formula, as I saw them and the second one seems to work the best like this:
256.5/120 X 92.09/1 = 23.621/120 ~ x/100 = 19.…
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Pharma, You didn't indicate whether I had gotten your "proposed formula" right but I'll go with it:
256.5/120 X 92.09/1 = 23.621/120 then if I divide and 23.621 by 120, I come up with 0.196.8/1 Is that correct?
Or do…
Thanks Pharma and Belassi! I've been aware of the difference in using fatty acids and oils in regards to the glycerin content but never attempted to try and calculate it to find out the actual percentages of glycerin in the oils being used in some …
Belassi, good to hear from you! WOW! That sounds like an awful lot of glycerin for either coconut oil or palm kernel oil to possess but it certainly would make a difference when one replaced coconut oil or palm kernel oil with Coconut Fatty Acids,…
256.5/ 3x40 (40 - the molecular weight of NaOH) x 92.09 (92.09 - the molecular weight of Glycerol) = X mg per gram of Coconut Oil ?
I'm not sure of the math symbols you are using...
I just want to know the typical percentage found in one part o…
So when I do the math:
x/4 ~ 47.3/100 = 1.892 (1.9) with 2.1 H2O and
x/20 ~ 49.8/100 = 9.96 (10) with 10.04 (10) H2O
making the formula:
Stearic Acid 50%
Coconut Acids 12%
KOH 10%
NaOH …
ozgirl, thanks! I did find this page but since I don't have a cosmetic chemistry background, I don't have a clue what all of these things are. Anything I have read so far hasn't told me anything that I understand. I just need to know how much NaO…
Pharma, So by looking at the numbers of the KOH and NaOH solutions how do I determine what the approximate numbers are for each of those and the percentage of water in each?
Thank you. When I am trying to create a new product I go out there and look for any formulation that is available for that kind of product. Usually, when I find several formulas then often patterns emerge. Specifically, I am looking a shaving soa…
Pharma et al,
I found a calculation I made years ago but I am not sure it is correct. When I put these numbers through a lye calculator both KOH and NaOH numbers are lower than what this formula shows:
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35 Baume = 28.83% solution = 11.53 lb…
Sorry Pharma,
Yes, I am going to make shaving soap and the table is correct with 35 degrees Baume! (Don't get old!)
Yes, I could (and will) recalculate the SAP numbers for this formula and see what I come up with, but what I am looking for is wha…