Why do you put sugar in your soap recipes?
Sugar is often added to soap recipes, though usually in a syrup form, to increase the lather. It also speeds up saponification and helps to jumpstart the gel phase.
I like to use the powdered sugar because it's simpler...I don't have to make the syrup and I add it when the soap reaches a trace.
It is not a mandatory ingredient by any means and can be left out of any recipe I have listed it in.
A word of caution....do not add too much sugar or the soap may overheat.
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