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    Using coconut milk, do you have to freeze like GM?

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    heavenlybotanicals

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    Using coconut milk, do you have to freeze like GM?

    Post by heavenlybotanicals on Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:44 am

    I want to branch out, I have an unrefined coconut oil I want to use in conjunction with coconut milk, hopefully the lye won't kill the smell. Can I substitute all the water for coconut milk? Does it have to be frozen?

    Thanks guys.
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    Bubbles Galore

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    Re: Using coconut milk, do you have to freeze like GM?

    Post by Bubbles Galore on Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:14 am

    I hate to tell you this, but the scent of the coconut from Virgin Coconut Oil doesn't make it through. Crying or Very sad

    I soap with Coconut Cream (not milk) and I mix the lye with just enough water and then add the warmed coconut cream at light trace. Coconut cream will speed up trace so be ready.

    The reason I do it this way is because when you mix lye with coconut milk or cream, it goes really, really thick and is difficult to work with.
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    Missnatty

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    Re: Using coconut milk, do you have to freeze like GM?

    Post by Missnatty on Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:37 am

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    Bubbles Galore

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    Re: Using coconut milk, do you have to freeze like GM?

    Post by Bubbles Galore on Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:53 pm

    Noob question..... does virgin co have a coconut smell????

    Yes it does. It's lovely.

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