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1 Too Conditioning? on Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:09 am

dreadlocklove


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Is it possible for soap to be so conditioning, it becomes drying to the skin?

I made a soap that SoapCalc claims to be 70% conditioning. After I get out of the shower, my skin feels smooth but it also has white flakes on it. Whether I wash using a facecloth or not. Whether I scrub with a towel to dry or not. Maybe I'm just mistaking the flakes for residue (there is 25% coconut oil in this recipe)? But it seems I experience this with many soaps...

Do I just have really sensitive skin?

2 Re: Too Conditioning? on Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:45 pm

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I have made some soaps that were way tooooo conditioning............I too have had some residue left on my skin that looked like flakes. It was with soap I made with high co????? But, I can use a 100% co salt bar with no problem.
I know I am not answering your question, but will wait here and see what others say.


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3 Re: Too Conditioning? on Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:20 pm

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It could be the CO, my skin gets flaky and kind of stingy itchy from it. I have never had an adverse reaction from a high conditioning #, just lovely soft skin.
I use PKO instead of CO..
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4 Re: Too Conditioning? on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:10 am

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Thanks!

I used PKO in my last batch but haven't washed with it yet.

Maybe it's just going to take a lot of experimenting with lots of recipes to make myself good soap.

5 Re: Too Conditioning? on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:30 am

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It really does take some experimenting Jessica. I am looking forward to seeing what you think about your PKO soap. I didn't know at first that CO could bother skin so bad, I thought I was making bad soap. The avocado oil soap recipe I posted seems to feel very good to everyone who has tried it. I have been making soap for almost 2 years and am still improving my recipe . What I have learned is adding 2 tsps ppo of icing sugar to the lye water ups the bubbles, adding 1 tsp ppo of clay helps the bubbles meld into fabulous lather, and adding a tsp or two ppo of creamilk really makes the lather feel so moisturizing and softening.
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6 Re: Too Conditioning? on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:25 pm

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It really does take a lot of experimenting to find what works best for your skin - but it's sooo worth it!

I started out by making small batches with little changes to get a feel for how the oil synergy changed the results, then added some goodies like Kellie says .. Now I'm Goats Milk & Clay all the way Wink



7 Re: Too Conditioning? on Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:52 pm

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I've noticed that a recipe I made with a high percentage of palm oil left a white film. It isn't drying, but it did leave a white film. Could it be that the white flakes were just a film?

8 Re: Too Conditioning? on Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:40 pm

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I would guess the white film may be stearic from the palm.


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9 Re: Too Conditioning? on Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:10 pm

dreadlocklove


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Hmm, that could be it bnk. Another soap has been leaving it too so I'll have to check over my formula to see if both call for palm. Thanks!

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