The Bramble Berry Quick Mix Oils are an easy way for you to save time weighing and blending oils. We do the work for you.
The Basic Quick Mix is comprised of Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil and Vitamin E. It produces an extremely hard bar that has stable bubbles that are medium in size and density. The resulting soap rinses away cleanly in the shower and has a long shelf life. This recipe does best at a 10% superfat or below.
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.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil, Brassica Campestris Oil (Canola) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,Tocepherol (Vitamin E)Common Name: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Vitamin E
I ordered this mix again since I loved it so much the first time! It lathers great and produces a nice hard bar. It was easy to melt and easy to pour... there was NOTHING difficult about this mix. I made four different fragrance soaps with it and all four were wonderful! I am currently working on four more different fragrance soaps (with additives). I expect these new soaps will be nothing less than awesome! If you are wondering if you should purchase... do it! This is a GREAT mix, you will not be disappointed.
I got a bag of this as an Oops when purchasing Lots of Lather Quick Mix. Since I only had one bag (54oz) I have a loaf and one made with half and half BQM and LoLQM. Both bars turned out wonderfully. Still in cure time, but this oil melted, poured, and mixed beautifully. I'd like to try out the Swirl Quick Mix next, now that I'm more confident in my soaping. Thank you BB for these quick oils, has made my venture into CP soaping an epic adventure instead of an epic headache :)
I bought a 35# (5gal) order. I had a truly awful experience while trying to melt it down to fully incorporate the palm oil. Since then, I've done some poking around and found a "pail heating blanket" that looks like it would be excellent for this job. There is a brand that has an affordable blanket that is temp controlled to a max of 125F. I don't want to post non-BB links or seem like I'm endorsing anything (besides BB!) especially since I don't yet own that item.
I am new to soap making. This Basic quick Mix is wonderful. I didn't use any fragrance in my first batch. It turn out wonderful. Question, Can I add puree carrots and pumpkin to this mix? If, yes how would I measure the amount of carrots/pumpkin i put it?
But Loving this Quick mix. Thanks for making my soap making fun and not head turning.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you think our Basic Quick Mix is wonderful! You can definitely add pureed carrots or pumpkin to this mix as you would with any other cold process recipe. Keep in mind, those purees do have a water content so you would want to water discount your recipe. Find out more about this process in our Water Discounting Cold Process Soap: How & Why blog post. We used 2.5 oz of Pumpkin Puree for a little over 3 pound batch of cold process soap, check out an example of this in our Pumpkin Spice Swirl Cold Process Tutorial.
I used this when I first started out several years ago. It worked great because I didn't have to bother with finding a recipe online (didn't know how to create my own back then), getting all the different ingredients and weighing them out. I used the 10 inch mold and it turned out great every time. After a while I wanted to branch out and experiment with different recipes so I stoped using this. Now I have worked very hard to create my own custom recipe that I really like. I would recommend this to beginners and to anyone wanting to save time and money when making soap.
I use this for all my soap batches. It saves time from mixing oils yourself... I'll defiantly keep getting this! Makes hard soap, coming out the same consistancy every time.
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