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    I have a question about superfatting bear tallow soap

    Lol, I don't know. I've just rendered the tallow as of last night. Putting it in the lye calculator without the coconut oil and lard just made it not look like it would harden much
  2. tammy sue starks

    I have a question about superfatting bear tallow soap

    I haven't made it yet. It looked super soft to me just using bear tallow. I thought it looked super soft just using bear tallow so I'm throwing my questions out there to figure it out
  3. tammy sue starks

    I have a question about superfatting bear tallow soap

    I'm not using either of the two and am using 20 percent coconut.
  4. tammy sue starks

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I received quite a lot of ground fat from Mangalista hogs from my butcher as well as bear fat. It is all rendered. Mangalitsa hogs have pure white fat everywhere not just kidney area. No using titanium dioxide on this lard! I have been asked by the local art co-op to feature my soaps in their...
  5. tammy sue starks

    I have a question about superfatting bear tallow soap

    with lard soap I superfat at 5% with tallow superfatting it that low makes my skin feel like it is stretched so I go to six does anyone have a suggestion for superfatting bear tallow soap besides making a bar and trying it?
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    Mixing oxides and ultramarines

    oops, sorry DeeAnna, I am making cold process. I started off mixing the pigments into a tbsp of oil but even using a frother couldn't get them to mix all the way. I would have streaks of color so I started mixing it with the immersion blender and it helped a lot. I was just wondering if anyone...
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    Mixing oxides and ultramarines

    Does anyone else mix their colorant that is hard to blend in the batter when you add the lye? I have been having a hard time getting pigment to mix thoroughly even using a frother, so I added it to the lye water and oil mix before I even got emulsion. It is working really well for me and I no...
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    Cucumber Melon 8 lb loaf

    thanks! I can't keep huckleberry or cucumber melon in stock and make 9 lbs of each every week I love the huckleberry more lol
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    New girl

    Welcome
  10. tammy sue starks

    Lye water was like jelly??

    I sell soap, and making that small of a batch every day would suck
  11. tammy sue starks

    Lye water was like jelly??

    Hopefully I didn't mess it up, but added 100 grams of water since I was using a 40% lye solution. I will check that next though, thank you
  12. tammy sue starks

    Lye water was like jelly??

    ok, now I am confused. I am currently making goat milk soap. Milk is on the counter thawing and it is half of the liquid called for. This is my recipe SoapCalc © Recipe Name: New Print Recipe Total oil weight 3000 g Water as percent of oil weight 21.14 % Super Fat/Discount 5 %...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    That is so nice!
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