The difference between cream soap and other handmade soaps is that in this process I use both NaOH and KOH for my lyes. KOH makes liquid soap. NaOH makes solid bars. Mix them both together in certain percentages and you get a cream soap!
Another difference is that I add stearic acid to the recipe. Hard bars and liquid soap do contain stearic, because a lot of vegetable oils contain stearic naturally anyway. My cream soaps contain a high percentage, which makes it a wonderful shave cream too. I also add pure glycerin to the base oils and butters and cook it with the soap.
What you did not see is that I have premixed my lyes with my water, and I also melted my stearic, oils and added my glycerin to my oils. In this picture I have added the lye mixture to my oils in my crock pot.
The stearic acid in the recipe will make the batch think that it should separate. I will keep blending it until I get a smooth texture.
I test the soap at this point with a pH tester or I take a touch of it on my finger and touch it to my tongue. if it tastes sweet like glycerin, then its ready to go. If I get a zap that feels like touching a battery to my tongue, then I cook it for a bit longer.
At this point I supercream the soap