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  • Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide Soap on 04-22-2017 at 11:04 PM
    That's a good point, KC. I will add that caution into my article -- very useful tip to keep in

  • Posted in thread: Who Remembers "Sooz"??? on 04-22-2017 at 07:19 PM
    Looks like Sooz is the early name for Soapcalc -- ca. 2003-2006. At least that's what I'm
    seeing in a quick Google search for the keywords sooz soap calculator.

  • Posted in thread: A lotion recipe on 04-22-2017 at 06:04 PM
    Marie, the Humblebee lady, has come a long way in the past few years. During my visit to her
    website today, I read good articles about emulsifiers and preservatives. Kudos to her -- she's
    done a lot o...

  • Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide Soap on 04-22-2017 at 05:58 PM
    It's not about over heating nor about water content per se. Crackles (rivers) are caused by
    slow cooling of the soap after it gels. Pigments (TD) accentuate the crackle pattern, but do
    not cause it. H...

  • Posted in thread: Crumbly soap - using vinegar (CP) on 04-22-2017 at 04:05 PM
    Obsidian, that's my experience too. Lard produces a very hard bar, but it can take up to a week
    not to feel spongy.If you make a soap that doesn't gel and feels overly soft, powdery, or
    spongy, do a "...

  • Posted in thread: Soap cracked and a few questions on 04-22-2017 at 04:00 PM
    Thank you, but I have no idea who Kenna is :confused:TandCC brought her name up and that was
    the person I was responding to. Kenna is the owner of Modern Soapmaking,

  • Posted in thread: Cream soap from soap scraps on 04-22-2017 at 03:18 PM
    Stearic acid plays two roles in cream soap. The stearic going into the soap recipe of course
    makes stearic soap. The stearic added as the supercream doesn't become soap; it functions as a
    thickener an...

  • Posted in thread: Going to make a beer soap on 04-22-2017 at 01:44 PM
    There can be a slight scent from the beer that carries over into the soap. The stronger the
    beer's odor and taste, the more likely there will be some scent. I've noticed more odor carry
    over from hopp...

  • Posted in thread: Soap with no excess alkali? on 04-22-2017 at 01:32 PM
    No chemical test is 100% accurate nor precise. In other words, you cannot prevent error, you
    can only try to make the unavoidable errors as small and consistent as possible.You've made a
    big assumptio...

  • Posted in thread: Recipe for Laundry and Bathing Soap Using only PKO and Tallow (Beef) on 04-22-2017 at 12:53 PM
    I make a 70% coconut oil and 30% lard recipe for laundry soap, and it works reasonably well.
    Maybe not as good as 100% coconut oil or 100% PKO, but well enough. I would think 60% PKO and
    40% tallow wo...


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