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  1. Ladka liked IrishLass's post in the thread Fumes, Temperatures, Glass/Stainless (No Plastic).

    Hi Jennifer- I believe Carolyn (cmzaha) was specifying to not store your lye solution in metal (you had mentioned using a metal canning...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 7:27 PM
  2. Ladka replied to the thread A month of landscapes!.

    And I enjoyed reading your description of your plans and procedures! By the way, I love ALL of the soaps you posted. So much so that I...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 7:16 PM
  3. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread A month of landscapes!.

    Below are the other soaps I made as I honed my skills on the way to a July 2019 Landscape, not Seascape challenge entry. My ability to...

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  4. Ladka liked JillGat's post in the thread Soapmaking Friend - Part 4.

    ah, I never saw a Save button anywhere. Will look again. Thanks!

    Jul 18, 2019 at 7:18 AM
  5. Ladka liked szaza's post in the thread Does anyone want to help experiment with vegan 'lard' soap?.

    Thanks everyone for replying! I really only need one small piece of lard soap that is identical in recipe to the 'fake lard' soap I'm...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:14 PM
  6. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    That’s about where I think I would start. That layer is 2/3 of the madder batter and 1/3 of the un-colored batter and the next one up...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  7. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    That is super pretty soap Rahmi! Do you know which kind of madder you have (the INCI?). Based on the photo, the pink color you got is...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  8. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    Here’s another madder test run. For this soap I used 1 TBS madder in the lye water, which produced a small volcano. (1 TBS ppo...

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  9. Ladka liked JuliaNegusuk's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    I have at last made some more Lavender and Tussah Silk soap with madder (Rubria Tinctorum). This is using the "tea" method - just mix...

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  10. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    Another test with madder, as well as the indigo I bought from Nuture. I included the previous madder test soap for color comparison....

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  11. Ladka liked TAS's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    Thank you for sharing your great research. I am soaping vicariously through you (you don't mind do you?). PS I use to use madder to dye...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:31 PM
  12. Ladka liked Obsidian's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    You do know that alcohol will react badly with lye right? It can't be used in CP. You'll need to figure out a way to remove the dye...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM
  13. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    In my continuing quest to find the perfect pink from a natural colorant, I am still playing around with Madder. For this test run I...

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  14. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    @earlene As far as I am aware, all(?) regular table salt is mined from ancient sea salt deposits that are now on land. The processing...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:23 PM
  15. Ladka liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread What’s the madder with my madder?.

    Check out the links in this post about the pigments in the madder and their heat sensitivity, which led me to try “coaxing out the red”...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:20 PM