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Posted in thread: How much shea butter is too much? on 01-22-2017 at 06:11 PM
I personally like Shea in my soap. I use it at 10%. I have used as much as 20 noticed a bit
less Lather so stick to 10.
Posted in thread: Soap darkening as it cures. Any ideas? on 01-22-2017 at 02:46 PM
That explains it then. Not all contain vanilla but a lot do. I always check when ordering.
Although there are some that don't have vanilla and discolor too. I just work with the
discoloration when usi...
Posted in thread: Soap darkening as it cures. Any ideas? on 01-22-2017 at 12:49 PM
Did you use any fragrance? Many FO's contain vanilla and will cause the soap to turn brown.
Posted in thread: My handmade soap is making my skin feeling dry on 01-20-2017 at 06:49 PM
It could be several things. YOu could be sensitive to Coconut. May just need a longer cure.
Maybe you need to up your SF a tad. As long as your soap didn't zap and it's had a good cure
you just may ne...
Posted in thread: Over fragranced! on 01-20-2017 at 04:47 PM
What was the IFRA usage rate recommended for that fragrance. I generally use 1 oz ppo with no
issues or do you just dislike the FO? I don't rebatch so I'm no help on that front but there
are a lot of ...
Posted in thread: Aloe vera juice on 01-20-2017 at 04:11 PM
Lindy, do you use the aloe vera juice in your lotions?? What oil do you substitiute for the
aloe juice?? Just curious. Thanks. This post is from 2010 and Lindy hasn't been here in well
over a year. Yo...
Posted in thread: First Oatmeal Milk and Honey bars! on 01-19-2017 at 11:50 PM
Those turned out lovely. I love my OMH soaps.
Posted in thread: Soaping From Room Temperature on 01-19-2017 at 03:26 PM
The only issue I can think of is if your lye is much cooler than the temperature at which your
oil needs to be to stay clear. The lye water could cause the harder oil/wax to solidify and
lead to a wei...
Posted in thread: odd reaction when adding lye... on 01-19-2017 at 03:24 PM
You won't have the full effect of what the soap will be like until it cures. I'm just amazed at
the size batch you are making as a test. That's a huge waste of ingredients/money if it's a
crappy soap ...
Posted in thread: Mixing colors on 01-19-2017 at 03:16 PM
I too have premixed with glycerin and had good results. I too use water TD and it's awesome.