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  1. M

    Blended pomace?

    Gosh, that's a massive difference! I'm not going to waste my time using it in soap
  2. M

    Blended pomace?

    Thank you for such a detailed reply. I'll look at the label tomorrow (midnight right now and I should be sleeping)
  3. M

    Blended pomace?

    I'm not sure if the pomace we get here is anything similar to what I see referred to as pomace. The pomace here states it's 51% olive oil and 48% sunflower oil Is it possible/desirable to use this pomace as olive oil in soapmaking? I'm guessing I'd need to recalculate the recipes? Thanks
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    ZNSC with honey

    Tbh, the lye was tricky. After 3 days and five shops I decided to place an order online. Literally two hours later, I found lye in a middle Eastern grocer's...for a quarter of the price of the online one! But it was too late to cancel the order! I still bought the one at the grocer's though!
  5. M

    ZNSC honey- does this seem ok?

    Oh no 😬😬😬 I've just re-run the soap calculator with the change in oils and unsurprisingly the lye)water numbers are slightly different than if I'd used 100% pomace! The difference isn't massive though. Do you think it'll be ok?
  6. M

    ZNSC honey- does this seem ok?

    Thank you. No scents at all. Just the honey which I blended in with the oils. I had to change to 75% EVOO, 25% coconut oil, 5% castor oil.
  7. M

    ZNSC with honey

    We're petsitting for a wonderful couple who happen to keep honey bees. I didn't realise they kept bees or would enjoy homemade soap so I never thought to bring my soapmaking things. Anyway, thanks to the very helpful people on here recommending Zany's No Slime Castile, after looking around...
  8. M

    ZNSC honey- does this seem ok?

    I really don't know why I feel I need to double check my numbers but does this seem right? Thanks
  9. M

    No stick blender

    Loads and loads of pomace around here!
  10. M

    No stick blender

    Thank you so much for your help
  11. M

    No stick blender

    Thank you. The plan is either trifecta soap or Zany's No Slime Castile. Both with a teaspoon of honey as my host keeps bees
  12. M

    No stick blender

    As I mentioned before, I'm away from home and would like to make soap for my host. I was planning to make Zany's No Slime. I don't have access to a stick blender though. Is it realistic to attempt it stirring by hand? Thanks
  13. M

    Simple lard free and palm free?

    Thank you so much for your help 🙂
  14. M

    Simple lard free and palm free?

    Olive coconut sunflower trex rice bran oil Thank you. I'm a bit nervous about that one although I'm not sure why!
  15. M

    Simple lard free and palm free?

    I'm away on vacation looking after someone's house who would very much love some homemade soap. I didn't realise this beforehand so I haven't got any of my oils with me. Is there a simple recipe that doesn't use lard or palm oil that I could make for her? Thank you for any suggestions
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