Sodium Lactate?

I make soap that is natural and good for your body. So why would I add something that sounds chemically? Like an ingredient called Sodium Lactate?

"Sodium lactate is a liquid salt that can be added to cooled lye water in order to speed up unmolding time. Using sodium lactate produces harder, longer-lasting bars of cold process soap. Derived from the natural fermentation of sugars found in corn and beets, sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid."

It is a naturally occuring salt. I could use Sodium Chloride, which is table salt. But I find that the sodim lactate warks great as it is already in liquid form and I just add it to my cool lye water before adding the oils.

Salt is traditionally used to make the bars of soap harder and longer lasting. So no, I am not using a nasty chemical in my soaps. I am using a natural salt to make your soap bars harder and last longer!

Till next time

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