Sodium lactate is an amazing ingredient in all types of skin care. In soaps, it creates a harder bar that lasts longer in the shower. It also helps in making the unmolding of soaps easier from the soap mold. It is truly a must-have ingredient for any soap maker!
Sodium lactate is a liquid salt derived from sugars such as beets and corn. We adore this ingredient and use it in all of our soaps at Nurture!
The recommended usage rate of sodium lactate for cold process soaps is 1 teaspoon per pound of oils. Sodium lactate is also used in hot process soaps toward the end of the cook to create a more fluid soap that easier to get into the soap mold.
When using sodium lactate, add it to your cooled lye water.
I've used three different brands of sodium lactate and this one seems to help my soap unmold better and cleaner than the other two. I'm not sure what the difference is but I'll continue to purchase it.
Great price n it works like it says it does.
Good value, lasts a long time with typical use
Gotta have it!
I've been using SL in my CP recipes for years & don't make a single batch without it! Aside from its humectant properties, it's a must for THIS impatient soap maker (*points to self)! I don't own a ton of molds, so especially during the holidays, it's a "must have" additive! My batches unmolded so much sooner, so I'm able to move on to my next soapy project & stay productive! In CP, I stir SL into my cooled lye solution at a rate of 3%/PPO, and most batches unmold beautifully about 8 to 12hrs later (and even sooner for CPOP batches). I've not once experienced any acceleration or unwanted results in my soaps with the use of SL, and it's wonderful when added to my lotion bar and In-Shower Solid Body Conditioner recipes at 2% as well (noticed quite a nice difference with that, as it seems to lock in the lovely moisturizing/conditioning properties of the butters in those recipes longer, with smoother application). I'd recommend SL to ANY crafter! It's very easy to use & incorporate into one's recipes and only takes a little for great results!
Love this stuff!
Just started using this product. In CP it works great...get really hard bars. I tried it in HP but the soap is still pretty soft 3 weeks later🥺