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  1. Neo Red

    LS paste hardens to solid mass, zaps & never gels

    Hi Bootsie, thanks for the reply - in all honesty I haven’t been able to tell as I make sure the extractor fan is on full while I’m adding the compound to the water... When I try my next batch I’ll hold off the fan and see if the reaction is audible :)
  2. Neo Red

    LS paste hardens to solid mass, zaps & never gels

    Thanks for your replies DeeAnna. I’m leaning more and more towards believing it’s NaOH despite the stuff sounding like your description of KOH.. :beatinghead: I’m going to head out and try buying some (actual) KOH from a more reputable place this time around. Will come back with a successful...
  3. Neo Red

    I'm Neo here

    thanks morph :videovisit:
  4. Neo Red

    The word association game

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  5. Neo Red

    LS paste hardens to solid mass, zaps & never gels

    Well I'm confused now as your description of KOH matches up nicely with what I've been using, compared to what you said for NaOH. Surely if I seem to be getting the same result regardless of the recipe used, the problem has to be the alkali? Is there anything else at all that you might be able...
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  8. Neo Red

    LS paste hardens to solid mass, zaps & never gels

    Thanks so much for the reply! Sorry, completely forgot to mention the glycerine -- I was adding glycerine in every other recipe I've attempted so far and today is the first attempt I make without it using a 1:1 ratio (I guess that's a double whammy for failure). And regarding the calculators...
  9. Neo Red

    LS paste hardens to solid mass, zaps & never gels

    Hi everybody, I'm new to soapmaking and have jumped straight into LS for a project that specifically requires it. I've tried a bunch of recipes I've found on Youtube and on here (the username IrishLass jumps to mind!); every single time I reach trace successfully and come to a mashed potato...
  10. Neo Red

    I'm Neo here

    Hey all :) Started the journey out a couple weeks back and constantly end up on SMF reading through posts so figured it's time to join. Have a good one
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