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    Recipe help please?

    Thank you everyone! Part of my thinking for using RBO is that it's my normal, every day cooking oil whereas I have to buy plain olive oil just for soap making. I might hold off adding the ROE to the bottle! It took me awhile to get around to trying the new recipes because I was unwell. I...
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    Recipe help please?

    Thank you for the fantastic advice KiwiMoose and AliOop ☺️ I have been brave and bought Shea butter and ROE. I was thinking of reducing the olive oil to 40% and then use the Shea at 10% Do you think that'll be a bit more balanced? PS, I learnt my lesson from my mammoth first batch and will use...
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    Recipe help please?

    Hi all ☺️ I'm a soaping newbie and would really appreciate some more experienced eyes looking over a recipe I'm considering trying. I've been toying with this for weeks and after running approximately 10 billion soap recipe permutations through the soap calculator, my brain is feeling fried...
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    Hi!

    Hi KiwiMoose. I'm in Christchurch so a bit further south. Thank you for picking up my typo earlier- I should have written 80% olive oil + 20% coconut. I had a superfat of 5% I did read a bit about Zany's Castile recipe but found it a bit intimidating for some reason. Not quite sure why! I will...
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    New to the soap world!

    Hi Tiffany, I'm a newbie too ☺️ I've made one batch and found the prospect a lot more daunting than the actual soap making! I do recommend that you make a small batch (See my thread on this topic 🤣)
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    Hi!

    Thank you for your responses! Iluminameluna and Marsi, I really appreciate the time you've put into your messages. My recipe was: 1000g olive oil 250g coconut oil 450mL water 172g caustic soda I made my first lot of soap six weeks ago. I tried it and was a bit disappointed with the lather...
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    Hi!

    Hello, It's great to have found (and joined) this forum! I am a very, very green hobbyist based in New Zealand. I've made exactly one batch of cold pressed soap. Unfortunately I didn't find SMF until after I made the batch or else I'd have likely not made quite as many errors 🤣 Through sheer...
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