Master Batch Oils #17, #18, #19, #20 and #21

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(Earlier Batch)

The Plan & Reality for MB #17 (see updates for  MB #18, #19, & #20 at bottom of post):
The only thing different in this batch compared to MB #16, is that I switched out the Avocado butter with Mango butter. (See Update for MB #18 Below).

I prefer a soaping recipe of 60% hard oils. Coconut & Palm (and Tallow or Lard) are in that category, as well as all butters (even though some are harder than others). I typically use 25% each of Coconut oil and Palm – a mix of Palm Kernel Flakes & Palm oil.

Just as in the last few batches, I kept the Palm down to 20%, as with 92F Coconut oil, the soap is really hard. (15% Palm oil and 5% Palm Kernel Flakes.) I used 12% butters, with 4% each of of Cocoa, Mango and Shea. The only reason I switched to unrefined Shea butter is because it was on sale. (I’m not fond of the scent, but that never comes through to the soap.)

I always like to include 5% Castor oil for lather (above 5% seems to cause acceleration – same with Rice Bran oil). I like Rice Bran oil, as it is similar to butters for luxuriousness and healing properties. I recommend you use your favorites for the rest of the oils. I have a variety of oils that have some wonderful skin loving properties and like to use a little of each.

For this batch, I continued using 10% Sunflower Seed Oil and 8% Olive Oil. I love Sunflower oil, but I’ve become quite a fan of Olive oil and Costco keeps dropping the price of it too (it used to be $32 for 6 Liters, then $26, $24, and now it’s $22.69.) However, the combo of Grape seed and Olive oils cause my batches to become a little too green, hence the lower percentage of Olive Oil (which seems to make a difference.)

Olive Oil is the only soaping oil I buy at a big brand store. I have seen testing on Costco’s Olive Oil and it came out with flying colors, hence the reason for purchasing there. They sell such huge quantities, that I know it is very fresh too.

Here’s the new formula/recipe for MB #17:
600 oz oils/37.5 lb (makes 880 oz/ 55 lbs of soap):
5%     Apricot Kernel Oil              30 oz        850 grams
5%     Avocado Oil                          30 oz       850 grams
5%     Castor Oil                              30 oz       850 grams
4%     Cocoa Butter (Golden)        24 oz       680 grams
25%   Coconut Oil (92 degree)   150 oz     4252 grams
5%     Grape Seed Oil                     30 oz        850 grams
5%     Mango Butter                       24 oz       680 grams
8%     Olive Oil                                48 oz     1361 grams
5%     Palm Kernel Flakes             30 oz       850 grams
15%   Palm Oil                                90 oz     2552 grams
5%     Rice Bran Oil                        30 oz       850 grams
4%     Shea Butter (un-refined)   24 oz       680 grams
10%   Sunflower Seed Oil            60 oz     1700 grams
Total oils: 17,006 grams

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I melted all of these oils in containers in a microwave oven (being careful to check the temperature and not overheat them), then mixed them together in a huge bucket and divide into five – 1 gallon jugs, then put in a refrigerator until needed (this slows down the aging of the oils.)

I entered this recipe into a Lye Calculator (I used Bramble Berry’s (found here) at the usual 5% Super Fat and then resized the batch two dozen times to get different batch sizes. (I also adjusted the super fat on some for facial soap.) I then copied those down, with calculations included for extra additives – here are some examples:

Master Batch Oils #17: 100 oz Oils (Makes 142 oz/ 8.87 lb soap)
MB Oils: 100 oz/ 2835 grams
NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 14.11 oz / 400 grams
Distilled Water: (4.55 oz disc/ 14% disc): 27 oz / 765 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 28 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 28 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 28 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 28 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Master Batch Oils #17: 80 oz Oils (Makes 113 oz/ 7 lb soap)
MB Oils: 80 oz/ 2268 grams
NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 11.29 oz / 320 grams
Distilled Water: (4.25 oz disc/ 17% disc): 21 oz / 595 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 23 grams (in in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 23 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 23 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 23 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Master batch Oils #17: 60 oz Oils (Makes 84 oz /5.25 lbs soap)
MB Oils: 60 oz/ 1701 grams
NaOH/ Lye 5% SF: 8.46 oz / 240 grams
Distilled Water: (3.93 oz disc/ 21% disc): 15 oz / 424 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 17 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 17 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 17 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 17 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Master batch Oils #17: 50 oz Oils (Makes 70 oz /4.4 lbs soap)
MB Oils: 50 oz/ 1417 grams
NaOH/Lye 5% SF: 7.05 oz / 200 grams
Distilled Water: (2.77 oz disc/ 17.6 %): 13 oz / 369 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 14 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 14 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 14 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 14 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Master batch Oils #17: 40 oz Oils (Makes 56 oz/ 3.5 lb soap)
MB Oils: 40 oz/ 1134 grams
NaOH/ Lye 5% SF: 5.64 oz / 160 grams
Distilled Water: (1.62 oz disc/ % disc): 11 oz / 312 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 11 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 11 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 11 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 11 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Master batch Oils #17: 30 oz Oils (Makes 42 oz soap)
MB Oils: 30 oz/ 851 grams
NaOH/ Lye 5% SF: 4.23 oz / 120 grams
Distilled Water: (1.46 oz disc/ 15% disc): 8 oz / 227 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 9 grams (in oils or Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 9 grams (in oils)
Extract (1%): 9 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Extract (1%): 9 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

Update for MB #18:
I changed the Grape seed and Rice Bran oils to Hazelnut and Peach Kernel oils. And ran the new formula through the lye calculator. The results were the same, as these oils have similar SAP (Saponification) Values.

The new formula for MB #18:
600 oz oils/37.5 lb (makes 880 oz/ 55 lbs of soap):
5%     Apricot Kernel Oil              30 oz        850 grams
5%     Avocado Oil                          30 oz       850 grams
5%     Castor Oil                              30 oz       850 grams
4%     Cocoa Butter (Golden)        24 oz       680 grams
25%   Coconut Oil (92 degree)   150 oz     4252 grams
5%     Hazelnut Oil                         30 oz        850 grams
5%     Mango Butter                       24 oz       680 grams
8%     Olive Oil                                48 oz     1361 grams
5%     Palm Kernel Flakes             30 oz       850 grams
15%   Palm Oil                                90 oz     2552 grams
5%     Peach Kernel Oil                 30 oz       850 grams
4%     Shea Butter (un-refined)   24 oz       680 grams
10%   Sunflower Seed Oil            60 oz     1700 grams
Total oils: 17,006 grams

Update for MB #19:
I decreased the 8% Olive oil to 5% and increased the Hazelnut oil to 8% (only because I had an extra 20 oz of Hazelnut oil in the freezer that I wanted to use it up). And ran the new formula through the lye calculator. The results were the same, as these oils have similar SAP (Saponification) Values.

I love incorporating a diverse range of oils in the MB – each one has such a variety of great qualities. But I have decided to try to streamline them, and will gradually decrease their numbers. Slowly fazing out Hazelnut oil will be the start of this process, which I hope to continue over the course of a few years.

The new formula for MB #19:
600 oz oils/37.5 lb (makes 880 oz/ 55 lbs of soap):
5%     Apricot Kernel Oil              30 oz        850 grams
5%     Avocado Oil                          30 oz       850 grams
5%     Castor Oil                              30 oz       850 grams
4%     Cocoa Butter (Golden)        24 oz       680 grams
25%   Coconut Oil (92 degree)   150 oz     4252 grams
8%     Hazelnut Oil                         48 oz     1361 grams
5%     Mango Butter                       24 oz       680 grams
5%     Olive Oil                                30 oz       850 grams
5%     Palm Kernel Flakes             30 oz       850 grams
15%   Palm Oil                                90 oz     2552 grams
5%     Peach Kernel Oil                 30 oz       850 grams
4%     Shea Butter (un-refined)   24 oz       680 grams
10%   Sunflower Seed Oil            60 oz     1700 grams
Total oils: 17,006 grams

Update for MB #20:
I decreased the 8% Hazelnut oil 5% and increased the Sunflower seed oil to 13% (using up the last of the Hazelnut oil). And ran the new formula through the lye calculator. The results were the same, as these oils have similar SAP (Saponification) Values.

I love incorporating a diverse range of oils in the MB – each one has such a variety of great qualities. But I have decided to try to streamline them, and will gradually decrease their numbers. Slowly fazing out Hazelnut oil will be the start of this process, which I hope to continue over the course of a few years.

The new formula for MB #20:
5%   Apricot Kernel Oil                  30 oz        850 grams
5%   Avocado Oil                              30 oz       850 grams
5%   Castor Oil                                  30 oz       850 grams
4%   Cocoa Butter (Golden)            24 oz       680 grams
25% Coconut Oil (92 degree)        150 oz     4252 grams
5%   Grape Seed Oil                          30 oz       850 grams
5%   Hazelnut oil                               30 oz       850 grams
4%   Mango Butter                            24 oz       680 grams
5%   Olive Oil                                     30 oz       850 grams
5%   Palm Kernel Flakes                  30 oz       850 grams
15% Palm Oil                                     90 oz     2552 grams
4%   Shea Butter (un-refined)        24 oz       680 grams
13% Sunflower Seed Oil                  78 oz     2211 grams
Total oils: 17,005 grams

Update for MB #21:
I swapped out the 5% Hazelnut oil with 5% Rice Bran oil and ran the new formula through the lye calculator. The results were the same, as these oils have similar SAP (Saponification) Values.

The new formula for MB #21:
5%   Apricot Kernel Oil                  30 oz        850 grams
5%   Avocado Oil                              30 oz       850 grams
5%   Castor Oil                                  30 oz       850 grams
4%   Cocoa Butter (Golden)            24 oz       680 grams
25% Coconut Oil (92 degree)        150 oz     4252 grams
5%   Grape Seed Oil                          30 oz       850 grams
4%   Mango Butter                            24 oz       680 grams
5%   Olive Oil                                     30 oz       850 grams
5%   Palm Kernel Flakes                  30 oz       850 grams
15% Palm Oil                                     90 oz     2552 grams
5%   Rice Bran oil                               30 oz       850 grams
4%   Shea Butter (un-refined)        24 oz       680 grams
13% Sunflower Seed Oil                  78 oz     2211 grams
Total oils: 17,005 grams

For Additional Master Batch Formulations click on the links below:

Soaping Oils Recipes:


Master Batch #16

Master Batch #15

Master Batch #13 & #14
Master Batch #12
Master Batch #10 & #11 oils – plus additional information on oils & butters
Master Batch #8 & 9 oils
Master Batch #7 oils
Master Batch #6 oils
Master Batch #5 oils
Master Batch #4 oils
Master Batch #3 oils

Shampoo Recipes:

Shampoo Master Batch Oils #3 (formulated to promote hair growth & decrease hair loss)
Shampoo Master Batch Oils #2 – new and improved!
Shampoo Master Batch Oils #1

Salt Bar Recipes:
Salt Master Batch Oils #3
Salt Master Batch Oils #2 (“Everything But the Kitchen Sink”)
Salt Master Batch Oils #1

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