We recommend at least 3%.
Made for ounces with 5% Superfat
The Bramble Berry Quick Mix Oils are an easy way for you to save time weighing and blending oils when making cold process or hot process soap. We do the work for you. And you have consistent and reliable results everytime.
The Lots of Lather Quick Mix is comprised of Coconut, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil and Castor Oil. It produces an extremely hard bar that has large bubbles with good stability. The resulting soap rinses away cleanly in the shower. Because of the lathering properties, this recipe does best at a 7% superfat or below. With the purchase of Lots of Lather Quick Mix you also receive a PDF that includes information on lye and water amounts.
NOTE: While it is possible to add extra butters or oils to our Quick Mixes, if you add extra butters or oil into this recipe, your soap will be softer, have smaller, more dense lather and will have a shorter shelf life.
INCI: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil, Brassica Napus (Canola) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Cyndi! I'm sorry to hear that you had a hard time with this Quick Mix. If you are not using a stick blender to combine your oils and lye water, it can take an extremely long time to reach trace no matter what oils you are using. Stick blending makes the process much easier, and saves your arms a lot of work :). To prevent soda ash in the future, I would recommend spraying the top of your soap with isopropyl alcohol. You may also find this blog post on
How to Prevent and Remove Soda Ash helpful!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Alicia! When you select your superfat percentage, it will automatically calculate this from the oils used, so there is no need to add more oil :). We have found that superfatting soap at 5% leads to a bar that is both hard and moisturizing, but you can certainly increase this amount if you'd like! You may find this blog post on
using the Lye Calculator
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