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  1. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    I also know my lye percentage was within the recommended percentage in soapcalc.net so I'm assuming that would be pretty accurate that a lye based soap isn't lye heavy?
  2. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    Soap that zaps, that's news to me. Thank you!! Now, I have to make sure they aren't high in Ph levels. Luckily I didn't feel the zap sensation as I tried it first, my bars are 50% Shea which really shows on my skin. they were cured only a week and looked dry, oops. My son's skin was completely...
  3. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    ohh, I apologize. I am new at the soap-making hobby and yes, I used lye. I didn't realize the melt and pour was without lye and lye-based hot pour was the technique I used. I basically made my first soap bars from scratch using the caustic soda (lye), shea butter and melted oils before mixing...
  4. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    I'm glad I asked, I have Cook's Organic Bourbon Vanilla Powder. the ingredients are different, it only has organic sucrose and organic vanilla extractives. Basically sugar and I'm assuming dried/dehydrated vanilla bean pods/beans. However it's white and of course, I'm sure it'll brown when wet...
  5. Amanda Borgeson

    New and motivated for natural soap making :)

    New and motivated for natural soap making :)
  6. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    Hi! I am new in this forum but have beginner's experience with soap making. I just made a batch and it was perfect, unscented this time. I used Shea butter so I can smell it in the bar soap I made, it smelled so good alone. I even added bentonite clay for impurities, after cook for my melt and...
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