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  1. NadiaLW

    First soap results

    Thanks ! :D and it is, already planning new soaps to experiment :)
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    Soap smelling like frying oil

    My lavender soap smell a bit of frying oil, though the coconut oil was melted "au bain marie"/hot water. Maybe it took on the smell of the olive and coconut oil I moved them to the cellar. It cooler there. I am not sure about air flow though... I might find a fan to help with that :) Where do...
  3. NadiaLW

    Soap smelling like frying oil

    So, the soaps were on a tray in a wardrobe. We turned them everyday and tried to keep the wardrobe open when possible. Thanks for your replies^^
  4. NadiaLW

    Soap smelling like frying oil

    Soap was done almost 2weeks ago, coconut and olive oil freshly bought, melted at around 50/60°C and smelled good until the heat wave came by.
  5. NadiaLW

    Soap smelling like frying oil

    Hello everyone ! My fiancé was checking on the soap this evening and noticed an odd smell : like frying oil. He has become worried that the soap is failed. After research, I found out that the smell can go after curing but he wants to be really reassured. I can add that its really hot out...
  6. NadiaLW

    First soap results

    Thanks a lot! So much nice words :D Thank you very much ^^ I will be posting photos shortly of how it turned out :)
  7. NadiaLW

    First soap results

    Thanks ! Very satisfying ^^ Thanks ! And to late, I already made a coffee ground soap and a lavander sented one :lol: Thanks to both of you :) I have put them on a tray, it does seem to be curing way better :D
  8. NadiaLW

    First soap results

    Hello everyone! I did my first soap this Saturday, and it seems to be going well with the curing process so far. We did a simple Marseille soap, 70% olive and 30% coco oil, and cold process. We did everything outside to make sure the fumes wouldn't be bothersome. The "soap batter" was put in...
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    First soap this saturday

    Thanks a lot for your answer ! I was sure to note everything down :) the calculator is great,btw ! My fiancé did the calculations himself to verify and we got almost the same results the two ways :D
  10. NadiaLW

    First soap this saturday

    I have read some of the threads, thank you :D it's really helpful and reassuring :) thank you for the answer
  11. NadiaLW

    First soap this saturday

    Thanks for your feedback ! I found a recipe very similar to yours that looks easy enough^^ as for the temperature, as I am doing cold process, I will just make sure that everything is at room temperature before starting.
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    First soap this saturday

    I will be doing a cold process and I understand that temperatures are quite important in that case ^^ but I guess a simple one would work for the first time :) thanks for the advice !
  13. NadiaLW

    Rice oil or Rice bran oil. What's the difference?

    Thank you, it's quite helpful :) Still have much to learn! Soapmaking is harder than I thought Oo
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    Hello! Newbie soapmaker from Belgium

    That would be great!! I am in Hainaut, dead center of it. And it's hard to find anyone who sells oils around here :/ Or they don't have much to offer ^^ Thank you, btw :D Thank you :D Thanks a lot ^^
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    First soap this saturday

    Hello, fellow soap enthusiasts! I am making my first soap, simple marseille soap, this weekend if everything goes well. I am reaching out to you with several questions, though. First, I am wondering what type of oils to choose. As it's a test and not meant for selling, I was planning on using...
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