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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I've been wanting to make a really minty spearmint soap! Did you use essential oils or fragrance oils? And how much of each and how much per pound of oils?
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Today I came to work with soap batter in my hair.... It smells like Pink Sugar, so I'm actually enjoying the scent! I apparently adjusted my goggles last night with batter on my glove. I wiped it out last night, but it left the amazing scent behind :)
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    Hot Process turns to dough in 1 hr. 45 min.

    Thank you so much for your help!
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    Hot Process turns to dough in 1 hr. 45 min.

    That's great information! Thanks so much!
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    Hot Process turns to dough in 1 hr. 45 min.

    I have another question based on your answer. Assuming the superfat amount is built-in as a percentage on soapcalc, how do I decide how much oil to hold out to add after the cook? If my percentage is 5%, do I multiply .05 by the total soap weight before CP cure or HP cook?
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    How much fragrance is 5%?

    Thank you so much, DeeAnna!
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    How much fragrance is 5%?

    No problem, godschild :) I don't know how to answer your question either, but I'm glad there are so many experienced soapers on here willing to help us.
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    How much fragrance is 5%?

    I am using a fragrance from NG that recommends using no more than 5%. I don't know if that is 5% of my oils or 5% of the total soap that is produced. And how would I figure that?
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    Pics of Soap Storage

    And Seawolfe, thanks for the pics. Your box of soap is so pretty :)
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    Pics of Soap Storage

    Thank you all so much for the great ideas! Gini, I know a place exactly like that! I'm going to ask them about the racks inside! And Irish Lass, I'm going to buy some of those boxes at Amazon today! Thank you all so much :)
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    Pics of Soap Storage

    Hi everyone! I would love to see pics of how everyone stores their soap, both during curing and after. I'm trying to come up with a good system at my house that will allow the soap to breath after curing but not increase the likelihood of the blending of the scents of different soaps. Thanks :)
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    Help adding FO to HP that's thick as dough

    My first 2 HP batches became dough, partly because I didn't run my recipe through soap calc first, and it was short on water, and also because I cooked it too long. I also think my crock pot was too hot on low. Most experienced people on here told me 45 min to an hour was enough, and between the...
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    Parchment or Freezer?

    I have a plexiglass mold I bought from Michaels. (http://www.michaels.com/artminds-soap-making-loaf-mold/10215699.html) It was $30, but I used a 50% off coupon, so it was a great deal at $15. It is made really well, but I can't say yet about how smooth the sides of the loaf will be. I have only...
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    Pringle Cans

    Mine volcanoed slightly without paper, so I'm going to try lining it next time.
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