Soft Soap

My soap bars, after 4 weeks drying, are still a little soft. When we use them in the bath or shower they get extremely soft and dissolve, quickly. What am I doing wrong or how can I make them harder?


Here are some possibilities:

-- You need some different oils to harden the soap. Try Cocoa Butter and/or Lard.

-- Are you using a soap dish that drains well?

-- You might try reducing your amount of superfatting (use a little more lye than you have been...try not to superfat more than 5%).

-- If all else fails, add sodium lactate to get a harder soap. Use the lye calculator at the, MMS Site, to find the amount of sodium lactate needed for your recipe. They sell it on their site, also. Good luck!

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