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Raspberry classic soap

This soap contains equal amounts (~30% of total oils) of olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. It also contains 5% of canola oil and 5% of castor oil.
The lye solution has been prepared in distilled water. The raspberry fragrance comes from the Soap Kitchen UK and it has been used as less than 0.5% of the total weight.
I believe the stick blender really made the difference this time: I've reached the trace in less than 2 minutes... It has been probably a way too fast and that's why I couldn't play around with colours as I wanted... but I'll do better next time.
The soap hardened in the mould after an overnight only and I managed cut it straight away. I measured the pH which is around 8.6 and the small bit of soap that I rubbed on my hand produced a nice fluffy lather.
Now curing time for four long weeks!

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