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« on: October 30, 2010, 09:30:57 PM »

Anyone have some I could buy from you? I only want to try a bit out to see how it goes, before buying too much or paying higher delivery costs.

Also, seems to say you can use up to 2% .. is that of your oil weight or total weight? And you add the powder to the water (pre lye) right?
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 09:37:22 PM »

Honey, the usage % depends on the SL you get. The one from SBC has a different usage rate than the one from GF. I have not got a jug big enough for all the water, so in one jug I dissolve the lye and in the other the SL. I use 0.5% of the SL I get from SBC. I think that I read somewhere that it can mage CP soap a bit brittle but I could have that wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 09:41:55 PM »

GF don't have it right now.  I read up to 2% .. I'm only doing 600g oil weight batches at the mo so not a huge amount of water involved. 

Basically I want to do swirls and I haven't been able to manage it yet and the SL will help keep the batter more liquid so I can try it .. plus I like a really hard bar which this will give. 

Do you work your 0.5% on the oil weight or total weight?
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 09:47:35 PM »

I tried the GF one and it did not suit me. Probably just me being a muppet.

I think that the SBC SL says 0.5 - 1.5% (but am not sure without looking). You work it out on the total weight. It works out about a teaspoon for a 1.5kg batch. It does keep the soap more fluid for longer.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 09:51:15 PM »

I have some GF if you like to compare.

I use 2 - 3% of the oils weight then dilute in 5 x that of water from the lye allowance and add at light trace.

For HP mind, don't know what it's like in CP.
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