Coffee Soap Lather Test Update

It’s been nine days since I did the lather test comparison on the cocoa butter vs. kokum butter coffee soaps, so I figured it was time for an update! If you missed that post, it’s located HERE.

Basically, all of these soaps in their slight variations on recipe are lathering a LOT more now. Check this out:

This soap was made 2.16.15 with 30% tallow and 5% cocoa butter
This soap was made 2.16.15 with 30% tallow and 5% cocoa butter
This soap was made 2.17.15 with 25% tallow and 5% cocoa butter
This soap was made 2.17.15 with 25% tallow and 5% cocoa butter
This soap was made 2.19.15 with 25% tallow and 3% kokum butter
This soap was made 2.19.15 with 25% tallow and 3% kokum butter
This soap was made 2.19.15 with 25% tallow and 3% kokum butter (with avocado oil added)
This soap was made 2.19.15 with 25% tallow and 3% kokum butter (with avocado oil added)

With a little extra cure time, it would appear that the kokum butter is lathering just a tad more than the cocoa butter. As for moisturization, they feel about the same – the kokum soaps might be a tad more moisturizing. My hands are dry right now no matter which soap I use since it’s so terribly cold. That trend should be changing soon, however! With so little difference between the two types of soap, my plan is to go ahead with the cocoa butter recipe for now since I have so much on hand and possibly switch to kokum when the cocoa butter runs out.

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