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Choco soap

I haven't been making soap in months!!! I thought I wouldn't remember, but it's like riding a bike: you never forget. 

The initial plan was to test a recipe with 15% cocoa butter, to make an in-the-pot swirl and some piping on the top.

Total oil weight: 800 gr
Water as % of oil weight: 28 %
Superfat: 7%
Water:Lye Ratio 2:1
Fragrance/e.o.: NONE
Soaping temperature: Oils @ 62 °C, Lye @ 65 °C
Mica: Hot Chocolate (swirl and flowers on the top*)

*the flower plan failed, see below :-/

Olive Oil (pomace) 25 %
Palm Oil 25 %
Coconut Oil, 76 deg 25 %
Cocoa Butter 15 %
Castor Oil 5 %
Almond Oil, sweet 5 %

Everything went well with the in-the-pot swirl! 
On the other hand, the brown-colored batter I left in the pastry bag has become pretty thick and I couldn't pipe the flowers on the top of the soap... when I squeezed the bag the batter clogged the piping tip...
I gave up with the piping and put the soap to rest overnight.
Today, when I took the soap out of the mold, I was very happy because of the bar hardness, but when I cut it I had a bad surprise... some slices cracked...
I'm sure I didn't forget any oil or weighted the wrong amount of oils/lye, so I'd say the soap is not heavy in lye... Could it be the cocoa butter???

According to other soap makers, yes, it could be the cocoa butter... I don't care about the horrible shape of the soap if I can still use it...can I?


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