Sodium Lactate - Sodium Lactate is a liquid salt that is naturally derived from the natural fermentation of sugars found in corn and beets. In food, Sodium Lactate may be used as a preservative, acting as an inhibitor of bacteria growth. In CP soap, Sodium Lactate helps to produce a harder bar of soap that lasts longer in the shower. Because Sodium Lactate is a salt, it is a natural humectant, providing moisture. This makes it a great additive to lotions, typically replacing glycerin in the recipe.
Usage rate: .5% - 4%, or 1 tsp per pound of oils.
Usage Instructions: Add Sodium Lactate to your water phase (cooled Lye water) when making Cold Process Soap.Ingredients:Botanical Name: Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monosodium saltCommon Name: Sodium Lactate
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Noelia! I'm so glad you love our Sodium Lactate! Though, Sodium Lactate and Lactic Acid are not the same. Sodium Lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid. They would not achieve the same results in your soap. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Glo! While sodium lactate does help your soap unmold faster, if your recipe has a lot of soft oils, like olive oil, it can take at least 3-4 days to release. Also, you want to make sure to add 1 tsp. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. You can find out more in this Sunday Night Spotlight on Sodium Lactate. I'll be emailing you personally to find out more about your recipe!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Lucy! I'm so glad you like this product! Sodium lactate is a natural product. You can find out more in this Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate. Also, "natural" is an umbrella term that can be applied to almost anything that comes from nature, like these Brazilian clays. This Natural vs. Organic post has more information on the subject, as well as the natural products we carry. I'll be emailing you to discuss this more!
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