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Old 12-06-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm not exactly new to soapmaking, I've done a bit in the bast as a hobby. But I've decided I want to try and make soap to sell and my question to everyone is; does anyone know of somewhere that has documents for testing soap? I've seen them done for candles where you have a list of everything you do when making the candle and steps to take when testing. And I was wondering if there was such a thing for soap??

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I have one I made up myself. It has the recipe used in %, size of batch, any additives and amounts, lye concentration used, liquid used, superfat, colorants, scent, design, etc. Then I write down temps soaped at, and everything that happened while mixing my batter - acceleration, deceleration, ricing, seizing, etc., I also write down which mold I used, whether the soap gelled or not, over heated, etc. whatever happened to it in the mold. Then I write how long it stayed in the mold, what it felt like unmolding (if it was sticky, soft, just right, etc.) Once cut I give first impressions of the scent, and weigh each bar. Then I do incremental notes throughout the cure, including weights, color fading/morphing, scent fading/morphing etc.
Oh and I usually take a pic of the soap right after the cut. That helps me know if the colors have faded or if it's just my imagination.
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I have one I made up myself. It has the recipe used in %, size of batch, any additives and amounts, lye concentration used, liquid used, superfat, colorants, scent, design, etc. Then I write down temps soaped at, and everything that happened while mixing my batter - acceleration, deceleration, ricing, seizing, etc., I also write down which mold I used, whether the soap gelled or not, over heated, etc. whatever happened to it in the mold. Then I write how long it stayed in the mold, what it felt like unmolding (if it was sticky, soft, just right, etc.) Once cut I give first impressions of the scent, and weigh each bar. Then I do incremental notes throughout the cure, including weights, color fading/morphing, scent fading/morphing etc.
Oh and I usually take a pic of the soap right after the cut. That helps me know if the colors have faded or if it's just my imagination.
Silly me! I was thinking she was talking about the testing required by law in some countries.
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I have one I made up myself. It has the recipe used in %, size of batch, any additives and amounts, lye concentration used, liquid used, superfat, colorants, scent, design, etc. Then I write down temps soaped at, and everything that happened while mixing my batter - acceleration, deceleration, ricing, seizing, etc., I also write down which mold I used, whether the soap gelled or not, over heated, etc. whatever happened to it in the mold. Then I write how long it stayed in the mold, what it felt like unmolding (if it was sticky, soft, just right, etc.) Once cut I give first impressions of the scent, and weigh each bar. Then I do incremental notes throughout the cure, including weights, color fading/morphing, scent fading/morphing etc.
Oh and I usually take a pic of the soap right after the cut. That helps me know if the colors have faded or if it's just my imagination.
That sounds like exactly what I've been wanting. I didn't particularly want to create my own document but with everything you just listed, I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something that I can print and keep in my soaping planner.


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