Oils and butters add a lot to soaps in order to create moisturizing properties and silky lather. However, there are times which you may want switch out oil for a substitute ingredient to change things up. What are some options?
Well, first you have to determine the oil’s purpose in the soap: does it provide the soap’s firmness or contribute to the lather or provide moisture? After that is determined, replace the other with a substitute that can fulfill that role. For example, a soft oil soap can have butter replace the oil in order to keep the soap’s softness and silkiness. For more on oil substitutes in soap, please click here:: How to Substitute Oil in Cold Process Recipes