Slowing Trace Plus 5 Slow Moving Soap Recipes

Controlling Trace
There are a few factors to controlling trace in your soapmaking.  If you want a light trace or an emulsion, try these tips:
  • Work at low temperatures
  • Increase the water in your formula
  • Use a whisk instead of a stick blender
  • Use sodium lactate
  • Avoid butters and use less hard oils
  • Use oils that trace slowly, such as olive or canola oil
  • Test fragrances and use only ones with no effect on trace

 

Slow Moving Trace Recipes
Use the following recipes for creating soaps where more time is needed in order to achieve an intricate design with little to no trace.  Click the image to download a colorful recipe card.
 
Slowing Trace Plus 5 Slow Moving Soap Recipes
Slow to Trace Recipe #1 – 1lb
By weight unless otherwise stated
4.4 oz Olive oil
2.75 oz Coconut oil 76°
2.75 oz Palm oil
1.1 oz Sweet Almond oil
4 oz Distilled water, by volume
1.54 oz Sodium hydroxide
Slow to Trace Recipe #2 – 1lb
By weight unless otherwise stated
2.75 oz Olive oil
2.75 oz Canola oil
2.75 oz Coconut oil 76°
2.75 oz Palm oil
4 oz Distilled water, by volume
1.53 oz Sodium hydroxide

Slow to Trace Recipe #3 – 1lb
By weight unless otherwise stated
3.3 oz Olive oil
3.3 oz Coconut oil 76°
2.2 oz Palm oil
2.2 oz Canola oil
4 oz Distilled water, by volume
1.56 oz Sodium hydroxide
Slow to Trace Recipe #4 – 1lb
By weight unless otherwise stated
6.6 oz Olive oil
2.2 oz Coconut oil 76°
2.2 oz Palm oil
4 oz Distilled water, by volume
1.51 oz Sodium hydroxide
Slow to Trace Recipe #5 – 1lb (Palm Free)
By weight unless otherwise stated
3.3 oz Olive oil
3.3 oz Canola oil
2.2 oz Coconut oil 76°
2.2 oz Lard
4 oz Distilled water, by volume
1.49 oz Sodium hydroxide