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
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Christi! It looks like you used less than the recommended amount of Sodium Lactate so that would not have caused your soap's crumbliness. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Imelda! Oh no! I'm so sorry that happened to your soap. I can tell you that the Sodium Lactate would not have caused that oil separation. Usually separation like that is caused by the fragrance oil. Read more about separation in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Line! The Sodium Lactate is 60% water though you should not discount your water quantity for the lye solution at all! You only need to add 1 tsp Sodium Lactate per pound of oils. For more information on this product check out our Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Brock! I'm so glad your soap came out of the mold easier with our Sodium Lactate! Great question! You can add your Sodium Lactate to a higher temperature of lye (150 degrees for your beeswax recipe). The reason we recommend adding the Sodium Lactate to your cooled lye water is for safety concerns. When you're mixing it into your higher temped lye water you will want to be very careful and keep your safety gear on! I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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