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Josh-D. S. Davis

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Soaping - Updates from First Batch
Josh 2004 Happy
Net Product: 3239g (40 bars/cakes/medallions)
Total Fatty Matter: Approx 68%

OmniClean Almond, Lavender, Citrus Soap

Contains: Soap (sodium salts of: cottonseed oil, coconut oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, castor oil, candelillia wax, palm oil, macadamia nut butter, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, lemon oil, lavender oil ; Water (16%) ; Glycerine (6%)).
Also contains less than 2%: almond meal, sodium carbonate, sodium benzoate, orange peel, lavender blossoms.

Also, I found that, even after 3 weeks of drying, heater running, laid out on a wire rack (covered with cotton towels), that these didn't really dry much. They lost maybe half a percent water at the most. They're still pretty hygroscopic, in that they absorb water very readily, much more than commercial soaps. I'm guessing this is related to the glycerine content, but maybe soap really wants 6 months or 1000 BTUs of drying.

So, anyway, I went ahead and used up some cellophane bags that Erica had handy, and some mailing labels I have a bunch of. Here they are!

Lastly, there's another soap calculator that helps:
http://www.soapworld.biz/soap%20calculator.html - Shows glycerine percentages

Other Helpful Tools:
* http://convert-to.com/568/organic-raw-coconut-oil-conversion-with-nutrition-facts.html#more-568
* http://convert-to.com/549/cold-pressed-extra-virgin-olive-oil-with-nutrients-amounts-conversion.html
* etc