question about a recipe in recipe section

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Happytailzfarm, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Happytailzfarm

    Happytailzfarm New Member

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    for Bethenys whipped shea butter would sunflower or olive oil be considered a thin oil?? And could you just use a regular electric beater for the mixing?
    Thanks
    aletha
     
  2. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    I almost always use a hand mixer unless I'm doing a lot. I use sweet almond oil but the next time I'm going to try sunflower as I've had a few customers with nut allergies mention they'd like to try it. I love the feel of sunflower so I think it will be nice. Need to do a test batch first.
     

  3. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Neither Olive or Sunflower are light/thin oils. I would try something like Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, etc.

    Sara
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Grapeseed is also nice
     
  5. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

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    Grapeseed is my favorite light oil!!!

    Christy
     
  6. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Hmmmm, I have a can of grapeseed sitting around that I cannot remember what I bought it for. Will have to try it. So sunflower isn't as light as sweet almond? What about jojoba? Would that work. I love the feel of both jojoba and sunflower.
     
  7. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    I really like jojoba but it is pretty spendy to use. Sunflower is more of a heavy oil in my opinion.

    Sara
     
  8. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

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    I used sweet almond or hemp. But I don't think sunflower is all that heavy so it could work.
     
  9. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Yeah, jojoba is expensive. I mostly use it in stuff for *us*.