Using Avocado Oil in Making Soap

Using Avocado Oil in Making Soap

Hello, I want to use Avocado oil in my soaps. Is avocado oil a good moisturizing oil? And if it is, when is it added at trace or melted along with the other oils? E.D.

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Jan 17, 2011
Using Avocado Oil in Soapmaking
by: Countryfarm Lifestyles

Avocado oil is a lovely moisterizing ingredient that will add creaminess to the lather of your soap. It is also good for all skin types, but especially good for those who have sensitive skin.

For the cold process of soap making, add the lye mixture to all your oils, including any avocado oil that you will be mixing.

Complete your soapmaking process as usual.

A word of advice, avocado oil creates a softer soap, so only use this oil as 10 - 15% of your total base oils.

Avocado oil can also be added after saponification. This would leave the oil's characteristics and properties unchanged by the lye.

Adding the extra oil at this time keeps it in its natural state, and ready to instantly moisturize your skin as you use the soap.

When superfatting your soap at the trace stage (adding the oil after saponification) make sure you use the 1% excess fat lye amount. If you don't make this allowance the soap will be too oily because it will not only contain the oil you add at the trace stage but will also have excess fat from a lack of lye.

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