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Well, it was getting quite late last night and I was finishing up my last batch of soap. I got my water mixture out of the fridge and whisked it into
I'm interested in making my own soap and shampoo bars, but my young son is allergic to all nuts and possibly to coconut. Is there a recipe I can use or
I am trying to make soap with bacon fat. I know how to clean the fat to make it as pure as possible. I have about 11.6 oz of bacon fat. I am not sure
I made 2 soap cakes yesterday. I cut them today. They had set up beautifully and look spectacular but as I was cutting some of the piping lifted. It didn't
Is this soda ash? The photo above is a fresh cut bar with the stuff in question laying on top. I've only been making soap for a short while, about 10-12
I have a problem with the color of my soap that was poured into two different containers. Some of the cold processed soap was poured into a Pringles chips
I've been wanting to start a soap making business. The only issue I have is that the only soap base I know is from what I've seen online. I don't want
Thanks SO much BTW for fielding questions from ignorant people like me!! I am the only person I know making soap, so I don't know anyone else I can ask!
I have tried again using SoapCalc. I want to make my castile batch smaller because sometimes I won't have enough EO or FO for my 2 kg batch. It's my
I have made some custom molds for making cold process soaps and I am having inconsistent results. The molds are 1/4-3/8 thick and I have altered my recipe
I live in Mauritius an island in the Indian Ocean. I am very keen to learn soap making though it's quite difficult too get raw material. I will have to
I have been given a soap recipe that the guy swears by - so I ran it through the soap cal and it comes out differently - here is his recipe: 935 grams
I am a newbie to soap making. I used 2 pounds of sunflower oil, 1 pound of Olive oil with 6.156 ounces of lye. I converted the lye into grams which was
I'd like to know how you can simply identify a soap without its packaging if its a conditioning soap or not assuming that the bubble and lather is not
I am about to experiment with glitter. I make my soaps in silicone molds and what I need to know is - will the glitter soak into the soap like the lavender
Hello-love your website! I have a question about the whipped shea butter recipe. Is it a little runny in the beginning and how long should it sit
I made a lovely batch of Lemongrass soap and it did not cure. I believe it was because I did not have it hot enough. Looking back I should have combined
I recently have been hand whisking my lye solution and oil mixture to what seems to be a stable emulsion in under 5 minutes. My conversion to hand whisking
Learn how to create a your own beautiful butterfly swirl soap. Watch the video and follow the simple, step-by-step instructions.
I am new to soap making, and have ordered two pounds of beaded lye. After reading about all the dangers of lye I'm kind of freaking out. I literally
Hot process soap making: Start making your own soap using the hot process method of soap making. Recipe, easy instructions and a how-to video.
If I make soaps from different fats, in a specific ratio, would I get the same result if I make those same fats into soaps (having) 100% of each fats and
I'm a new soaper and would like to know, what can I add to my soap so that when I rinse off, I don't feel like there's a film left on my skin? I've tried
Try your hand at making a tone on tone swirled soap using this yoghurt swirl soap recipe.
Taiwan swirl soap recipe: Step-by-step instructions, recipe and a short video will walk you through this fun soap making technique.
How long can soap be stored if I'm giving them as a Christmas gift? Can they be put into the covers for the bars without the covers getting greasy?
First I wanted to let you know that I popped out the wee olive oil soaps from their rose shaped silicon molds this morning. They are beautiful and the
I bit the bullet today and did the soap recipe you checked for me, the one with just goats milk or water, olive oil instead of lard and lye. You are
Here's a fun hot process soap recipe that's scented with a minty blend of essential oils and would make a great Easter weekend project.
The soap I recently made has absolutely no lather. I did a water discount of 34% and superfat of 7%. Added 1.5 Tbsp sodium lactate to the lye and frozen
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