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Re:excessive sweating when using soap! - 2009/04/01 19:52 lala02,

Glycerin is a by product of the saponification process. Soap, chemically speaking, is a salt. That is the result of a reaction between an acid, (the oils you use) and a base (the lye/water solution). The result is soap and glycerin and what ever free oils left that have not been consumed by the lye.

Coconut will contribute to lather but used in excess can be drying to the skin. Palm and palm kernal will contribute to bar hardness. Most folks agree you should not use more than30% coconut or 30% of coconut oil in combination with palm kernal oil or your soap my be drying.

I use avacado, jojoba and castor in reletavely small percentages in my soap as well as coco and unrefined shea butter but feel free to experiment.

I reccomend you get "The Natural Soap Book" and perhaps"The Soapmaker's Companion" by Susan Miller Cavitch. You will learn a lot from these books.

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