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Posted in thread: Palm free, vegetarian, long lasting goat milk soap recipe? on 01-18-2017 at 12:23 PM
Castor oil at 5% does not speed trace for me, and coconut oil higher than 20% does, oddly
enough. Soaping cooler helps slow trace, but be sure not to soap so cool you get false trace
from the CO and s...
Posted in thread: Getting into good habits on 01-18-2017 at 05:14 AM
You really should leave them open wide at a minimum. On top of a cupboard or bookshelf -
somewhere out of the way but preferably where they don't get dusty. They have to have air.
After 6-8 weeks you ...
Posted in thread: Goats Milk Soap on 01-18-2017 at 02:17 AM
hi mx6inpenn, from what i read, using raw goats milk gives the best results. I am new at this
so i haven't tried or used soap with evaporated milk.When using evaporated milk do you have to
Posted in thread: How much fragnance? on 01-18-2017 at 02:12 AM
I use 0.48 oz/PPO for most scents. I am learning, however, that that is entirely too much for
some FOs. It is just about right for EOs, though.
Posted in thread: Light seperation in mold, or something else? on 01-18-2017 at 12:33 AM
The mold to the left appears to have gelled, and overheated just a tad. Just let that sit until
firm, then cut. The liquid (usually my FO or EO for some odd reason) will reabsorb over time.
Posted in thread: Lard-ies...I need help on 01-17-2017 at 11:59 AM
I use Armour usually. But I have used Snow Cap in the past when it was cheaper. I got the same
smell as when soaping with Armour. However, if I overheat even the Armour, I get more odor. But
it is eas...
Posted in thread: Hello, hello! on 01-17-2017 at 04:37 AM
Hey and welcome!
Posted in thread: lye eats away Acrylic/Creamic base? on 01-17-2017 at 12:20 AM
Soap should be mixed in stainless steel or plastic with a 2 or a 5 in the little triangle on
the bottom. Then it should be poured into a mold of silicone, plastic, or wood lined with
freezer paper. It...
Posted in thread: Thoughts onthis recipe? on 01-16-2017 at 09:17 PM
OK, no problem. In that case, I would suggest tallow and palm oil in place of some of the lard,
with a bit higher percentage of olive oil.
Posted in thread: How do you organize your stuff? on 01-16-2017 at 09:15 PM
I keep my base oils under the sink in the kitchen (except the 25# pail of lard that I just
bought, it is living in a spare room. I have the rest of my equipment and supplies on a rolling
cart that I w...