3Fatty Acid4Oils5Alkali6 Soap Stock7Builders8Additives
Additives are used to enhance the color, texture, and scent of soap.Fragrances and perfumes are added to the soap mixture to cover the odor of dirt and to leave behind a fresh-smelling scent. Abrasives to enhance thetexture of soap include talc, silica, and marble pumice (volcanic ash). Soapmade without dye is a dull grey or brown color, but modern manufacturerscolor soap to make it more enticing to the consumer.
Aloe Vera Gel
- Add up to 1/2 cup per 5 lb bath of soap.
- Add at about 1/2 to 1 ounce per pound of oils -- at trace or inbase oils - helps hold scent and gives soap rich lather.
-- Usage is personal preference - I use about 1 1/2 ounces perpound of soap. I split that in half and add half to the base oils and half at lighttrace. It adds wonderful moisturizing qualities to the soap, contributes to amuch harder bar, and, if I use the natural with the cocoa scent, it add a slightchocolate scent to my soap.
-- Added at light trace no greater than 10% of total recipe. Addswonderful moisturizing and healing qualities to the soap. Said to be very goodfor people with dermatitis, psoriasis etc.
-- 1 tsp per pound of oils - Added warmed at light trace - addsfragrance and lather to soap.
-- 1 tsp each per pound of oils. Salt adds hardness to the soap. Add inwith lye water.
-- added at trace (usually). Add wonderful moisturizing andhealing benefits to the soap. Also contributes to the "texture" -- making a