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    How Important is Sodium Lactate?

    Oh forgot to say, I use salt at 1/2 tsp Per Pound Batch Oils. Dissolve in liquid before adding the lye.
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    Anyone have a good slow-moving CP soap recipe?

    Your recipe only has two oils that you need to monitor the temperature that your mixing at. Once you have reached emulsion, put down the stick blender. Add your FO/EO and hand stir. Separate and add your pre-dispersed colours and hand stir again. If your temperature is below the melting point of...
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    How Important is Sodium Lactate?

    I have stopped using it as it's a costly expense for me. I have to import it to my country. So I only use it in my lotions and butters. I use regular sea salt in my water before adding my lye and use hard butters and oils up to 40% in my recipes. Soaps release easily from the molds. Saves money lol.
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    Short/Mini Immersion (Stick) Blender?

    Ohhh darn! Well let's hope the other link that was shared with the one from alibaba becomes available retail to purchase and try. Unless someone organizes a group buy lol.
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    Short/Mini Immersion (Stick) Blender?

    This one was suggested by Amy of Soap Challenge Club, Lisa of I Dream in Soap and Whitney of Cheeky Goat Soaps also use it. I am about to purchase it for myself. Think I will get one for each type of product I make lol. Amazon.com
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    If you do HP, Cetyl Alcohol gives long lasting bubbles.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I live in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Finally found a bulk supplier to get coconut oil from by the kegs. I also steamed some of my soaps to get them looking a bit shiney. Placed them in shrink wrap bags (last set as I am changing packaging). I'm about to shrink, label and pack them aside...
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    Tea causes boiling when adding lye?

    Oh thank you for this response. I greatly appreciate it.
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    Mechanic's soap

    Oh wow. This is quite informative. Thanks for sharing. Truly appreciate it.
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    Mechanic's soap

    Thanks. I don't have an electric knife lol. However, I did come up with an idea of what to do. May post if successful.
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    Rebatching, refined afriacan black soap.

    How did it turn out for you? I also have some ABS that I want to transform into a bar to help with my marks.
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    Mechanic's soap

    I thought of using the meat grinder but never tried it lol. I haven't seen or heard any issues with it. Bramble Berry sells it, a lot of soapers use it. It's just like any other exfoliant. Will try out the meat grinder. Thanks.
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    Tea causes boiling when adding lye?

    Thanks for your feedback. I was thinking to do calendula, rose, oregano, bamboo, moringa, guava, papaya leaf, etc.
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