Master Batch Soap Oils #6

Time to make another Master Batch of oils. I have been enjoying adding extra butters in holiday soaps to make them more luxurious, but it’s a bit of work running it through the lye calculator each time.

Bumping up the percentage butters from 10% to 15% has seemed to make my soap a little softer. So I am going to stay with 10% butters, just a bigger variety of them.

I doubled my Extract additive from 1% to 2% – hoping to get more of the benefits of them. And I bumped up my Palm Kernel Flakes from 5% to 7.5%, while decreasing the Palm oil proportionally. (Palm Kernel has a higher INS value than Palm Oil, so this should help create a harder bar. But I have found that Palm Kernel also accelerates trace, so I hesitate to add too much).

I have gotten some lovely oils and wanted to incorporate them all, so this is a larger variety of oils than you need, but I enjoy using them and like all the benefits of them.

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Blending all my warm oils & butters

Recipe: 600 oz oils/31.25 lb (makes 720 oz/ 45 lbs of soap):
3%        Avocado Butter          18 oz       510 grams
5%        Avocado Oil                30 oz       850 grams
5%        Castor Oil                    30 oz       850 grams
3%        Cocoa Butter              18 oz       510 grams
25%      Coconut Oil              150 oz    4252 grams
5%        Grape Seed Oil           30 oz      850 grams
5%        Hazelnut Oil               30 oz      850 grams
5%        Olive Oil                       30 oz      850 grams
7.5%    Palm Kernel Flakes  45 oz     1276 grams
17.5%  Palm Oil                     105 oz    2977 grams
5%        Rice Bran Oil              30 oz      850 grams
4%        Shea Butter                24 oz      680 grams
10%     Sunflower Seed Oil   60 oz    1701 grams        Total oils: 17,006 grams
Chamomile Extract    (2%)   12 oz     340 grams         (IN OILS)

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Put into 5 – 1 gallon jugs of about 120 oz each

Broken Down into a smaller batch:

Recipe: 50 oz oils/3 lb for 73 oz/ 4.5 lbs of soap:
3%        Avocado Butter         1.5 oz           43 grams
5%        Avocado Oil                2.5 oz           71 grams
5%        Castor Oil                    2.5 oz          71 grams
3%        Cocoa Butter               1.5 oz          43 grams
25%      Coconut Oil               12.5 oz       354 grams
5%        Grape Seed Oil            2.5 oz         43 grams
5%        Hazelnut Oil                2.5 oz         43 grams
5%        Olive Oil                        2.5 oz         43 grams
7.5%    Palm Kernel Flakes  3.75 oz      106 grams
17.5%   Palm Oil                      8.75 oz     248 grams
5%        Rice Bran Oil                2.5 oz        43 grams
4%        Shea Butter                     2 oz        57 grams
10%        Sunflower Seed Oil      5 oz      142 grams        Total oils: 1417 grams
Chamomile Extract (2%)             1 oz        28 grams      (IN OILS)

5%        NaOH/Lye                    7.11 oz    202 grams
Distilled Water/ Liquid            16.5 oz    468 grams

Conclusion:
I have been enjoying using this new blend of oils – they aren’t as dark as the last batch (less olive oil) and I have not had any acceleration issues with the higher amount of Palm Kernel Flakes. (For the next Master Batch, I may try increasing the Palm Kernel even more.)

6 comments on “Master Batch Soap Oils #6

  1. I will like to know what is the shelf life of your end product as hazelnut Oil have a short shelf life of 6month.

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    • soapsbysly says:

      I am blessed with having a large fridge & freezer for my use and have frozen my Master Batch jugs in the past. However, I seem to use up a batch in about 4 months, so it’s not really an issue.

      The freezing will stop the aging of the oils and the refrigerator will slow it down.

      Sly

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  2. […] 50 oz (Makes 73 oz /4.5 lbs soap) Master Batch #6 Oils Oils: 50 oz/ 1417 grams NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 7.11 oz / 202 grams Frozen Coconut & Distilled Water: […]

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  3. […] oz Oils (Makes 73 oz /4.5 lbs soap) Master Batch #6 Oils Oils: 50 oz/ 1417 grams NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 7.11 oz / 202 grams Coconut water & Distilled Water: […]

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  4. […] Master Batch #6 Oils: 65 oz (Makes 92 oz soap) Oils: 65 oz/ 1843 grams NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 9.24 oz / 262 grams Distilled Water: (5.45 oz disc): 18 oz / 510 grams Sodium Lactate: 18 grams Kaolin Clay: 18 grams […]

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  5. […] oz MB Oils PLUS 2.88 oz Meadowfoam Oil 75 oz Total Oils Master Batch #6 Oils (Makes 106 oz/6.6 lbs soap) MB Oils: 72.12 oz/ 2045 grams Meadowfoam Oil (3.8%): 2.88 oz/ 82 grams […]

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