The Bramble Berry Quick Mix Oils are an easy way for you to save time weighing and blending oils. We do all the work for you.
The Swirl Recipe Quick Mix is comprised of Coconut, Palm Oil, Canola, Pure Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil and Vitamin E. It produces a recipe that gives plenty of time to swirl or do intricate designs. The resulting soap has a conditioning feel with stable, creamy bubbles. Because of the lathering properties, this recipe does best at a 7% superfat or lower.
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 Napus (Canola) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sweet almond oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis), Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocepherol (Vitamin E) Common Name: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E
It performed in the lab exactly as it was described but the true test came in the shower where it also scored well. I only gave it 4 stars because it did not perform any differently than my tried and true recipe with 50% coconut oil. It all seems to be about temperature: soap warm for a thick batter and soap cool for a thin batter. Mine performs the same for less money. Otherwise, this is a very nice oil combo that makes a very nice soap and allows ample time to soap if you soap cool. I used the oil at 100 F and the lye water at 110 F. I hope this helps.
Loved that I didn't have to guess as to the proportions with the 54oz package. If I get the 35lb, will I be able to break it down into 54 oz increments and utilize the same proportions of lye and water?
I have been staring at the quick mix for a while but never orderd it but then it was on sale so I got the 35lb bucket and I am in love. This quick mix is everything I needed. It has worked so well for me that I have no complaints, if your mixture seizes it is not because of the mix it will be your fragrance. I tried this mix with a fragrance that tends to speed up on me in my oil mix but in the swirl it did not speed up as fast as it normally would have on me had I used my oils. So I am thrilled, I am just tying to get my titanium dioxide to come out smoothe in my finished batch and not to have the little glycerin rivers I believe that is what they are called, but I hope to get that together so my soap can be more awesome than it is.
Am very thrilled with the Swirl Quick Mix but looking to create some test batches in the 4" silicone mold (~ 1lb). I believe it should be correct to just divide the measurements listed for the 5lb wood but wanted to be sure. Thanks!!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Arlene! So glad you like the quick mix! To resize your batch, you can use the calculator on this page. The 4" Silicone Loaf Mold holds 16 ounces of soap. To find out how many oils to use is a bit of guesswork. I started out with 12 ounces at a 5% superfat. That gave me 17.7 ounces, so I entered 11 ounces in the "Resize Batch" box. That gave me 16.1 ounces total - 1.5 ounces of lye, 3.6 ounces of liquid and 11 ounces of mix. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
I made my first 5 lb. batch using the Quick Swirl yesterday. It was super easy to work with and my soap turned out gorgeous and smells wonderful. The key to making the batch successful every time is to soap at LOW temperature for both oils and lye water. I soaped around 100 degrees and had plenty of time to do my swirling. No more measuring out oils!!! If you haven't tried the Quick Swirl yet, I highly suggest trying it. Thanks so much Brambleberry for making soaping super easy!!
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