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: 1 tsp per pound of oils in Cold Process Soap, 0.5% - 4% in LotionUsage 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
I love the amount for the price. Love how it helps with fluidity when making my hot process soaps.
Love this! Easier to work with than stearin acid and makes a nice hard bar!
Is this recommended to use in rebatch soap making as well???
I have become a SL lover! I don't use it in my regular CP recipe, but I use it for my CP cupcakes to help the "frosting" set up nice and thick, I use it in my HP to help keep it fluid and more easy to stir/mold, in liquid soap I use it when diluting as it seems to help the paste to break up more easily, and have just started using it in place of glycerin in my lotions to help with that sticky feeling glycerin can impart. Absolutely love it and it's a wonderful price. Can't say enough about it!
I purchased this to help with the lasting quality of my soaps. I have not been impressed. I have made several batches with this double checked my amounts and am not happy. My soaps are coming out crumbly, and separated. It is almost like whipped topping. I am started using less than required and had the same results. Ruined several batches trying this out.
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