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    Soapmaking Forum Giveaway - Amazon GC, Membership + Decal

    I love putting glycerin inside my CP - love the very vivid or translucent color contrast it gives
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    Max time for Frosting CP

    Mission accomplished
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    Max time for Frosting CP

    How long between the 2? I’m wondering if letting the bar part set in mold 2-3 days, then cut & pipe frosting on day 3-4 would be too much time. Also planning to smear some less traced batter on first & then mixing the rest to a heavy trace since it pipes much better when thick I want them to...
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    Max time for Frosting CP

    So I usually pipe my frosted top soap within 24 hrs, but I would rather have the swirl pattern on all sides (not just the top with the sides flat from slicing the bar - photo attached) So if I allow bar harden enough to remove from mold, then slice it & THEM mix some CP batter to pipe on the...
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    Fruit Loop FO Fade Out

    Please help… I have a customer that wants fruit loop CP donuts for Christmas but I can’t get the scent to stick. I’ve even tried blooming in kaolin clay overnight first. I do 33% palm & coconut, 15% olive & canola, 4% castor. Any suggestions? I gotta figure this out & get on curecrack SOON
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Made my first soap using coffee instead of water & had to share
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    First Swirl Suggestion, Please?

    "Drop Swirl" was easiest for me but I have come to love "Hanger Swirl" & you will get lots of how to videos searching either of those. Good luck & let us see how your first turns out.
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    Weight loss method for testing cure

    So I weigh my soaps daily from the day they are cut & the weight loss gradually gets less as it should be. But I'm assuming that after 4 weeks, if the scale is barely moving then waiting another 2 weeks isn't necessary? Reason I'm asking is because I constantly have friends asking "How much...
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    Weight loss method for testing cure

    So I have always used the 4-6 weeks guideline with the testing for weight loss. My question is...there seems to ALWAYS be weight loss, even after 6 weeks, so are we talking about a MAJOR weight loss? not just 0.5gms or less?
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    Color Morphing

    I’m getting frustrated with the whole color morphing thing! I have a vision in my head - try to match colors to the scents - but then 1 or more of the colors change on me (examples: Mardi Gras came out looking more like Camo & Rainbow Sherbet actually looked more like Mardi Gras 😄) I know this...