M&P soap that lathers well?

red_girl_42August 1, 2005

I have just started out making M&P soaps and I'm loving it. One problem I have is that my soaps don't seem to lather well. I have tried two bases so far--one is olive-oil based and the other The other is enriched with coconut oil because I'd heard that lathers better. It does but it's still not great.

Can anyone recommend bases and/or brands that lather up well? Thanks!

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red_girl_42

Ugh. I read all the earlier posts on the page except the most recent one. I guess this has already been asked! I apologize for the repeat, but if anyone has anything to add about getting my soap to lather better, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2005 at 1:15AM
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sriston

I only use SFIC bases, which are top of the line. Lower quality bases won't lather well, or at least, well enough to please me. I buy my SFIC base from Acorn Soap and Candle Supply (on line). To boost lathering, you can also add one tablespoon of caster oil (the same castor oil you buy at a drug store or Wal-Mart) per pound of base.
Susan

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 7:25AM
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red_girl_42

Thanks sriston! I just ordered some soap base from Acorn (someone, maybe you, recommended it on another thread) and it should arrive today!

Crazy question though (I'm very new to soapmaking)--what is SFIC? I just ordered the basic clear and white bases from Acorn. I didn't see anything that said "SFIC." What does that mean?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 2:44PM
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sriston

SFIC is a brand. Soap Factory In California, although it goes by SFIC. Acorn base is SFIC base remarketed as TKB or whatever they call it. SFIC is known for its all-natural, top-of-the-line soap base production. It is, so to speak, the cream of the crop.
Susan

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 7:34PM
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