I was attempting to create one recipe for all types of soap.
The paste alone can be used for bar soap, or with a little saturated salt brine to make a hard bar.
The paste can be diluted with glycerine for a transparent soap, but it is soft, so I would suggest not using KoH if your goal is transparent soap. I used half glycerine/half soap paste by weight.
For the cream soap, the paste was weighed and 1/4 of that weight of glycerine added and 1/4 weight of hydrosol (you could use water, or a herbal infusion or other). It was then whipped. I added some Australian red clay for slip.
For the whipped soap, well, it deflated, however, I think it might stay up with cocoa butter. I just haven't tried it yet.
This recipe is for a huge batch. Maybe cut it down to just 10% of this amount for your first shot at it. I would love to see what you can create.
Water 50% 4.586 pounds
Super Fat 0%
Macadamia Nut Oil 6.25% .575 pounds
Lard 20.91% 1.918 pounds
Beef Tallow 16.92% 1.552 pounds
Canola Oil 11.44 % 1.049 pounds
Sunflower Oil 14.42 % 1.323 pounds
Coconut Oil (92) 19.23% 1.764 Pounds
Castor Oil 10.82 % .0992 pounds
I used 60% KoH
and 40% NaoH
to the lye water I added 1 c sugar
and 8 oz of lanolin to the oil mix (as the super fat though most of lanolin is not saponified, though it would take up any unused lye)
The lye/oil/water mixture was stick blended and left. It gelled completely in the pot without heat (most likely due to the added sugar). The paste was sequestered for a month prior to the first experiment. Three months later, the paste is almost translucent white and can be melted easily to pour into molds. It is stable enough to use on its own and is a gentle, bubbly soap. It can be hand molded into pucks or balls quite easily too, without melting.
If you do try this, please send pictures! Enjoy.