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Is typical homemade CP soap biodegradable as long as no artifical fragrance or colour is used? A typical lye/fats/essential oils type batch? Thanks :)
2. Mold Won't Let Go

I'm new to all this, and my first use of a plastic take-apart loaf mold is not going so well. The mold is intended to unscrew and disassemble around the soap but it's stuck, and stuck hard. Any tips? Specifically, it is this item on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ...
3. How to combine discount AND superfatting at trace

Here is a brief discussion on this topic that may be helpful to other newbies, as it was to me: http://www.bloomworksoap.com/ARTICLES/s ... scount.htm
4. How to combine discount AND superfatting at trace

I assume people do both. If you want to superfat with a particular oil at trace, what are the considerations when choosing a lye discount? What is the potential fallout of too much combined superfatting? Thanks in advance. :)
5. Amount of raw materials to get x pounds of soap?

Thanks for the info (and thanks for the help Roxann :))
6. Natural Green Colour

I just bought some concentrated chlorophyll (6% in distilled water) at the health food store to try in a batch this weekend. This natural green colorant was a suggestion in 'The Soapmaker's Companion'. I'll let you know how it works out, though I'm still trying to figure out how much to use...
7. I'm bummed

Sorry about your miss. :( But 'smell nice' is important! I'm having a hard time combining my essential oils into consistently pleasing scents. I'll learn. :)
8. Amount of raw materials to get x pounds of soap?

I understand there are formulas to calculate the amount of NaOH required based on the SAP values of various oils, and then a formula to calculate the amount of water to dissolve that in. However, is there a 'rule' for selecting the weight/volume of oils to fit in an x pound mold when creating...
9. Testing Forum's Patience for DUMB Questions

Thanks carebear...I really appreciate it. So I should have left my soap in the small mold for a few days and it would have been OK? Also, what does 'separation' look like, either in the bowl or in the mold? Finally, does anyone have any thoughts on my my soap was sort of mottled/freckled?
10. New to Soap, New to the Forum

Thanks for the welcomes everyone! :)