How to make white soap?
I have made several batches of soap and they all are tan or brown or some off color.
I would like to make a really white soap - something like the color of Ivory soap.
I have seen recipes that contain lard that promise a white soap but I would like to know if it is possible to do it with just vegetable type oils.
Is this possible? If so may I have the recipe.
A soap's colour is determined by the colour of the ingredients you use in it.
Many oils can have a range of colour to them.
Take olive oil. Extra virgin and pomace can be light to dark green whereas regular tends to range from a light to medium golden colour.
Shea butter can range from a slight off white to a buttery yellow colour.
Because of these variances in colour from one brand/batch of oil to another, there isn't any particular recipe that will produce a white soap.
You pretty much have to source out the whitest/clearest oils you can find and add a little titanium dioxide to help the soap appear whiter.