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    RBO/ROE Questions

    Thanks so much. Don’t know why I didn’t look there first. I’ll remember next time. I can usually find answers to my soapy questions in your articles.
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    RBO/ROE Questions

    Hello everyone. I have searched the forum and I hope that I’m not asking questions that have already been submitted. Is it correct that RBO has a shelf life of about 2 years? Also, From my understanding, adding ROE to my oils will help them to “keep” during their shelf life. What is the...
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    Quick Question Salt Bar

    Thanks for all the input.
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    Quick Question Salt Bar

    If I had to describe it, I would say curdling is what it looks like to me.
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    Quick Question Salt Bar

    Ok. Thanks. I was thinking maybe there was something I did during the process to cause that. I’ll give an update...let’s say in 3 months 😊
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    Quick Question Salt Bar

    Ok. Thanks so much. I will put these away for a while and see what becomes of them after the cure.
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    Quick Question Salt Bar

    My first attempt at a Salt Bar. I incorporated 50% of regular salt into the batch.(50% weight of oils) I cut within maybe 2 hours. 70% was coconut and the remainder Olive, Castor, and Shea. I SF at 20%. Below is a picture of what I am seeing when testing the soap lather. It lathers well but I...
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    My Intro

    Thanks for the welcome. 😊
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Thanks so much for all the input. I use regular OO. No EVOO.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    I did not think about it that way. Thank you for that. I really appreciate it. I will do a little experimenting today.
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    My Intro

    Hello. I am new to posting to the SMF but have followed the forum for a while now. I have made mainly CP soaps and look to the SMF for little tips and insight on how to tweak my creations to my liking. I must admit that it is a little intimidating to post being that I have only been making soap...
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    Dual Lye Soap

    I would incorporate Shea Butter into my recipe and I must say that I am a little fearful of the 0% superfat.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. Thanks so much for the input. I think the recipe is great and I can put in my own little tweaks.
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    Sodium Citrate in Bath Salts/Soaks?

    Ok. Thanks for your help. I have done more research and I think sodium citrate is not needed when it comes to bath bombs and bath salts. I too am new in that area.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. I think I have been looking at it in the wrong prospective. I need my soap to be less soluble vs having a harder bar of soap.
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