I just wanted everyone to know that you can make a lovely hard soap without using any Palm Oil. Check out www.orangutan.org.au. to see why. I have been making soap privately and commercially for 10 years and I wanted to raise awareness of this issue. My computer wouldn't download the instructional videos so you may already have this covered; my apologies if so.
A good recipe is as follows:
50% Olive Oil (pomace seems to trace quicker and make a nice hard soap) 30% Coconut Oil 10% Shea Butter 5% Cocoa butter 5% Castor Oil This recipe creates a really nice lather and a really creamy soap. It traces fairly fast so be prepared, don't over mix. Run it through a lye calculator.
Suggested EO Blend: 3 parts Lavender 2 parts May Chang 1 part Rosemary