Sodium Lactate is a liquid salt that is naturally derived from the natural fermentation of sugars found in corn and beets. In cosmetics, Sodium Lactate may be used as a preservative, acting as an inhibitor of bacteria growth.
Because Sodium Lactate is a salt, it is a natural humectant, providing moisture. This makes it a great additive to lotions, typically replacing glycerine in the recipe.
- If you are having issues unmoulding your soap try adding sodium lactate next time.
use one and a half (1 1/2 ) teaspoons of sodium lactate per kg of soap.
Make an ocean themed soap:
This soap smells and looks like the sea! Amounts are for a 1kg batch of soap.
- Add 15ml lime essential oil and 5ml lavender essential oil to your batch of soap after it has reached a light trace mix in well to evenly distribute the scent.
- Separate the soap batter into two bowls.
- Mix 2 teaspoons of spirulina powder into half of the batter.
- Mix 1/4 cup of sea salt and 2 teaspoons of electric blue mica into the other half.
- Layer or swirl the two halves into a loaf mould .
- Unmould and cut once the soap has set and becomes easy to remove from the mould.
Great for soap!By: Belinda on 22 November 2018This sodium lactate liquid is perfect for making my bars of soap harder and smoother when un-molding. I can un-mold sooner and cut a lot easier. It’s great I don’t have to use a lot either. A couple of teaspoons each batch. Love it!