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    Today’s Cuts

    They look absolutely gorgeous!
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    Does anyone have used fragrances from French Color & Fragrances?

    I bought a few fragrances (pumpkin, cranberry citrus, orchids) from a local vendor and one of their suppliers is a company called French Color & Fragrances. I was wondering if any of you have heard of them before. They provide me with the IFRA certificate for each of the fragrances I bought...
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    Need some help. First time working with lard.

    Well I just cut the soap and now is feeling quite hard and is no longer sticky. Thank you guys!!
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    Need some help. First time working with lard.

    Well thats awesome then. I am currently waiting for an order of sodium lactate to arrive. I Will update on my experience using it, once it arrive. Thanks
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    Need some help. First time working with lard.

    I reduced like 5% palm, coconut 2% and olive 11%. That make sense. I will wait longer next time. Thank you so much to both!
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    Need some help. First time working with lard.

    Hi guys, I started making soap with lard for the first time this week. Have already made 2 small batches to practice. I have noticed that in those 2 batches when unmolding some parts of the sides of the soap sticked to the silicone mold and the soap feels sticky and soft. Before using lard...
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    Is this because of using Cling Paper to cover mold.

    Thank you Obsidian and Todd for clarifying my doubt! I appreciate your help.
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    Is this because of using Cling Paper to cover mold.

    There was no oil floating at the top or sides. This is how they look after cutting: This is the recipe I followed:
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    Is this because of using Cling Paper to cover mold.

    Hi guys, After pouring my batter I covered the mold with cling paper. I noticed that it was causing some condensation. This is how the soap looks in the morning Would that be because of the cling paper wrapping? The water condensation? Have not cut the soap yet.
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    My second batch... Ash? Bubbles..

    Thank you Todd for your kind words.
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    My second batch... Ash? Bubbles..

    Thanks Shunt, will follow your recommendations on my next batch. What do you think is an appropriate amount of grapeseed? I'm going to take the opportunity to ask a question that I have on my mind right now... Can your soap get to full gel and still have stearic spots? Thank you guys!
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    My second batch... Ash? Bubbles..

    Thanks @penelopejane for your help!! The uncolored spots where by design. I didn’t have the different color micas, so I divided the batter one colored one uncolored. Have to read about stearic spots didnt knew about them so I have something to tonight 😅.
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    My second batch... Ash? Bubbles..

    Hey guys i couldn’t stop after making my first batch. So I made another this went a little different since I used fragrance and mica for the first time. The batter did accelerate making it difficult to scoop. This is the recipe used And this is how the soap turned out after unmolding. I waited...
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    Need recommendation for my first batch!!

    This is it how it came out Can see a very thin crack in the third bar from the top. In the second picture there are some marks in the side. I cut the bars with a kitchen knife without cleaning it between cuts (not sure if that have anything to do with those marks).
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    Need recommendation for my first batch!!

    Thank you guys for all the info provided. I have made my first batch a few minutes ago. I think everything when fine. The only thing I notice that worried me was the amount of air bubbles in the oil previous to adding the lye solution. This is a picture of my first tiny batch. Any feedback...
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