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Posted in thread: Made my 1st soap!!! on 01-19-2017 at 06:11 PM
I personally don't think what stage of trace you mold at matters. I do use sodium lactate in
almost all of my batches, but it doesn't seem to matter whether I pour just past emulsification
or at a ver...
Posted in thread: Soaping From Room Temperature on 01-19-2017 at 05:57 PM
I've been soaping at RT for years now. I masterbatch my lye generally. If not I make it the
night before. Then I just melt my hard oils/butters, add my liquid and off I go a soaping. I
measure out 10-...
Posted in thread: Mixing colors on 01-19-2017 at 04:58 PM
The reason I don't use my batch oils is because I never quite know how much color I want to
use, and premixing with oils I find that quite often then go rancid even if I have used OO. I
have often won...
Posted in thread: Beer soap on 01-19-2017 at 04:53 PM
cmzaha, when you say you master batch 50/50 lye...do you mean you do 50% of water with the lye,
and the other 50% of beer with the oils?Obsidian, thanks for the clarification!Snappyllama,
thanks so mu...
Posted in thread: Good patchouli fragrance oil on 01-19-2017 at 12:35 AM
I use the Dark Patchouli from Fragrance Laboratory or NDA. I have many die hard Patch lovers.
I've tried small amounts from other suppliers but love the Dark. It sticks and lasts a long
Posted in thread: Mixing colors on 01-19-2017 at 12:29 AM
You can remove some of your batch oil for mixing your colors. If you premix them with other
oils you will just add some extra superfat or cut your superset down a point or so. I am not as
exacting as ...
Posted in thread: Beer soap on 01-19-2017 at 12:23 AM
One caveat to Teresa's post about adding sugar. Stout is a very wide style that encompasses a
wide range of residual sugars - from draft Guiness in America that's almost as dry as Miller
Lite to big, ...
Posted in thread: Please tell me I'm not the only one who's ever done this.... on 01-19-2017 at 12:07 AM
Been there done that. I soap in buckets and prepare several at a time. All my buckets are
marked with their weight, so if I think something is off I just need to weigh the filled
bucket. It is the eas...
Posted in thread: How much fragnance? on 01-18-2017 at 05:03 AM
I still fragrance 99% of soaps with 1-1.2% ppo. If my customers cannot smell it they simply do
not buy it. Even my DB I fragrance at 1.1 ppo and it is strong...
Posted in thread: almond milk soap is sticky? day 3! on 01-18-2017 at 04:56 AM
I have soaped many time with almond milk and it acts no different than many of the other milks.
As for veggie shortening I used to use it quite often before changing to lard and tallow and it
made a v...