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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    So glad the 16oz bottle I bought the other day wasn't NOW brand then! I wonder if there's any way to salvage it, or use the soap for something else? Dishwasher detergent?
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    I used the lemon and a bit of the vanilla EO. The vanilla I don't think was pure EO per se, it looked to be some kind of percentage, an infusion maybe?
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    I used the NOW brand EO from my local health food store. I'm stumped as well. Two batches nearly ruined, not sure what to use them for now. :( On a good note, thanks to Susie, my liquid soap made with the RIGHT olive oil this time turned out fabulously! I have come away from the laundry soap...
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    I didn't use anything with aluminum in it that I can pinpoint offhand, I believe the soap cutter is stainless. I added Arm & Hammer washing soda, nothing else. Storing it in glass jars. Added lemon essential oils after I ground it all up (which in hindsight I should have added it to the soap...
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    I didn't think it would, but I'm certainly not an expert by any means. The newest batch of laundry soap I made using a different batch of soap (same recipe) made with the same EO's.....well I just opened it and the closest thing I can relate it to is crabmeat. Which, with the lemon oil in it...
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    CO- 33.7oz H2O- 14.0oz NaOH- 6.0oz Followed HP 'rules' (heat up the CO to melting, put it in the crock pot, in a separate jar mix NaOH and water, pour into CO when it's clear, use stick blender to bring to trace, let cook for 30-40 min, zap check, pour into mold). The CO didn't smell before I...
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    Stinky Laundry Soap

    Hi everyone, yet another question! A few weeks ago I made some 1% SF HP soap with just CO for laundry soap. I know to pour it in the molds, let it solidify for a few hours then cut it and grind it, but when I did it smelled AWFUL. I thought if I let it sit out after grinding all the washing...
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    Cold Process Liquid Soap

    Hope I'm not being a pain! Susie, I followed the recipe, did the calculations, pulled up a separate document and copied ONLY what was needed over, followed the instructions and used the stick blender. I, like another poster, could not recall the thickness of Elmer's paste, I stopped at liquid...
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    Liquid Soap Color Change?

    Easier way Thank you sooooo much for that! I'm excited to try that method, just wish I had found this forum much sooner! :mrgreen:
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    Liquid Soap Color Change?

    Exact recipe I got the recipe from here: http://www.diynatural.com/how-to-make-liquid-soap-natural/ It lists these to go in: 16.5 ounces olive oil 7 ounces coconut oil 5.5 ounces potassium hydroxide I used Vigo olive oil (bulk jug from Sam's Club), organic coconut oil, and...
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    Liquid Soap Color Change?

    Hi everyone, n00b here. I have only made a few batches of lye soap, and all have been successful so far. I decided to try my hand at a recipe I found online for liquid soap. The person's stock photo shows a crystal clear soap, but when I got to the final stages (3-4 hours later!) my soap was...
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