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    Soapmaking Forum Giveaway - Amazon GC, Membership + Decal

    This is my pointy layer soap that I did to celebrate my one year wedding anniversary. Four layers since we were married on our fourth anniversary. It’s a dusty/stormy blue because it rained on that day but cleared up enough that we could still get married on the beach.
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    Does fatty ratio affect scent retention?

    Hi IrishLass! Thank you for your input. This was my assumption as well but I wanted to make sure I wasn't unaware of something important. This puts me at ease. Now I get to have fun testing fragrances :).
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    Does fatty ratio affect scent retention?

    Hello! I’ve been researching how to get my fragrances to last in my soaps past curing. The results are still out on kaolin clay. I’m just about settled on the fact it’s a matter of trial and error and buying from quality suppliers. But during my research, I came across a few comments here that...
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    Recipe feedback

    Thank you, PepperJack. I'm going to test this out tonight and see if the lower temp helps.
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    Recipe feedback

    Hi Zany! You're right about the patience thing. It's not my strong area but soaping has definitely taught me many lessons on this. I suspected it might have to do with my technique but wasn't sure. I'm also thinking the heat transfer method, while faster, might not be fully melting my oils...
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    Recipe feedback

    Hi Ford, I know it’s on the high side but I find lower super fats don’t feel as nice. I’m also guilty of dumping in the fragrance oil. Thank you for the tip 😊.
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    Recipe feedback

    Thank you, AliOop. I was soaping at 33% but problems with soda ash and unmolding (I’m impatient) made me look into a higher lye concentration. I love it too but if it helps I’ll try it again. And yes, I melt my coconut and Shea, then add my soft oils. Thank you for your reply.
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    Recipe feedback

    Hello, This is my first post on this forum. I've learned a ton here and I'm hoping to get some help with my recipe. I've made this several times and it's my favorite recipe. It checks all the boxes I'm looking for: doesn't leave my skin dry feeling, bubbly, gives me just enough time to work...
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