Lauric acid is derived from whole oils and is void of glycerin.
It saponifies quickly and can cause cold processed soap to sieze. If the temperature of the soap is allowed to drop when using lauric acid it can cause false trace.
It is used to add hardness and lather to sodium based soaps and to add thickness and lather to liquid soaps.
Lauric acid is water soluble and can be used in liquid soaps without clouding them. Lauric acid will also shift the brown color of your glycerin soaps towards a light tan color.
Properties added to soap: Hardness, Lather, lightening of BDG soaps
Bar (NaOH) SAP:0.1982
Liquid (KOH) SAP:0.2780
Benefits to biodiesel glycerin soaps:
- Lauric acid will participate in glycerin negation when used in biodiesel glycerin soaps.
- Bar Soap - Lauric acid can help to harden, add lather, and lighten bar soap made with biodiesel glycerin.
- Liquid Soap - Biodiesel glycerin liquid soap will benefit from added lather with the use of lauric acid.
- Hybrid Soap - Lauric acid can add creaminess, lather and lightness to biodiesel soaps that use both sodium and potassium based glycerin.