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    Unexpected glycerine (?) rivers

    Thanks. I did use TD to lighten one of the pink colours, but I probably only mixed 1 teaspoon TD with 1 teaspoon water.
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    Unexpected glycerine (?) rivers

    Really? That was a shot in the dark, I didn't realise the temperature could affect the soap that way. I wonder how in the hell they make soap in countries where it's 40 degrees all summer...? :/ lol
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    Unexpected glycerine (?) rivers

    Awww, thank you. I personally don't like them (obviously) - there's something about them that makes me think of scrambled eggs, but I'm not sure why. Nice on toast - but not so nice to wash yourself with. lol
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    Unexpected glycerine (?) rivers

    Hello all, I made some soap the other night which I have just cut, only to discover what I think are glycerine rivers (pic below). I know this can happen if too much water is added to the soap, but I used the normal amount I do for all my soaps and I've never had this problem before, so I was...
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    Well, I tried it by splitting the water content a few different ways. I wanted to try it with an oat milk base, so I added 1oz of with hazel to the oat milk and did it that way. No idea whether it survived the process, but the soap itself worked out.
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    Ah, yes. I hadn't actually thought of that. I might have to investigate. There might even be an oil infused version you can buy... not sure.
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    This is actually to go into an activated charcoal bar with some tea tree oil. I hadn't considered whether or not it was a true soap... now I'm going to have to study the label before buying anymore. 🧐 😂 Maybe I'll just try making a small batch, and if I create a monster, I know not to try it...
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    The innocent rose-coloured glasses wearing child in me wants to believe that would be illegal under false advertising rules in the UK. Maybe I'm just really naive. I wonder if there's a way to get the soap tested afterwards to see if anything has actually survived... 🤔
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    so, I sometimes buy witch hazel soaps in the store. Any idea how they might do it if it wouldn't be present in the finished soap? Or is there some special way you can get it to work, but it's generally just not worth the hassle?
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    Q: Witch Hazel / Tea Tree Oil

    Hello all, I've been having a bit of a skin outbreak of pimples lately, and it made me think about trying to make some soap to help. If I were to use Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil, for instance, how would you guys use them? I.E. What percentages etc.? I am making the assumption that the WH...
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    Play-dough type smell?

    In fairness, this was a pretty cheap FO, so that might have something to do with it. I have a nice Lime EO which lasts; it works really well in combination with peppermint too, at least, in my opinion. It creates a really 'zingy' scent. I put it in one of my soaps that I use in the shower in...
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    Play-dough type smell?

    Phew! That's reassuring. It was Pink Grapefruit - which smelled *amazing* out of the bottle and while mixing... now it's lost some of that oomph and smells a bit like a kid's art project. lol Ah! Thank you. I guess I'll know in a few weeks time if this has turned into a Shakespearean tragedy...
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    Play-dough type smell?

    So, I made some soap yesterday, in the process of testing out a new recipe. I used a 2:1 Water - Lye ratio, and used FO at 3% of the oils. Throughout the stirring process, the FO smelt great, but after cutting it, there is a not so pleasant Play-Dough type smell coming from the soap. Could this...
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    Coffee Fragrance Query

    Well, these are my results. The coffee one looks marginally better than I thought it would... but I'm determined to get it right at a later date. It smells great, and the coffee grounds give a nice, light exfoliation, which is what I wanted. The sea shanty soaps smell amazing, but the problem I...
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    Coffee Fragrance Query

    I literally only used it when the ricing happened, and that was only for a few seconds; I did everything else by hand this time. The colours didn't mix in quite so well - but otherwise it was all good. With my non-liquid pigments, I tend to use an ice cream stick to mix them into a bit of oil...
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