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    Cold Process Soap without fragrance

    Unscented soap I usually make my soap with 1/3 each of coconut oil, olive oil and canola oil and about 5% castor. I've always put fragrance in mine and I wasn't sure how it would smell without a fragrance. I do understand people have a sensitivity to some items in soap so I respect her...
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    Cold Process Soap without fragrance

    I have a friend that wants me to make her some soap but she doesn't want any fragrance in it. Will it smell like the old lye soap I remember as a kid? Or, should I just put in a small amount of fragrance? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Cold Process Soap Using Lard

    This is what is so wonderful about this forum. You guys are a wealth of knowledge. I have learned so much just listening to you conversing back & forth.
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    Cold Process Soap Using Lard

    Wow! This is great information. Can't waut to try some of the recipes! I don't know which one to try first. You guys are great!!!
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    Cold Process Soap Using Lard

    Thanks everyone. I'm fairly new to soap making so I don't know what all the abbreviations mean but the recipes sure help. I've heard soap made from lard is wonderful & when someone gives it to you it's pretty hard to turn down.
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    Cold Process Soap Using Lard

    I have been given some lard to make soap and was wondering if anyone had a good recipe that I could use to make some soap with lard.
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    Soap has no smell of fragrance

    I made a batch of CP soap & added fragrance oil. However, now that it is cured it has no smell so I'm assuming I didn't put enough fragrance oil in my recipe. Can I rebatch this and add more fragrance oil? Silly question but if I do rebatch it will it be smooth like it was when I first make...
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    Norpro Funnel Pitcher

    Norpro pitchers Just found that Amazon carries the Norpro pitchers. four of them for $15. Much cheaper than other vendors and if you're a prime member the shipping is free!!
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    Soap failure

    Failed soap batch Well I gave my soap the zap test last night & it passed with flying colors. Tasted just like soap. As I said when I washed my hands with it, it had a lot of lather and was nice to my skin. It just doesn't look pretty but it appears that it will work. Thanks for everyone's...
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    Soap failure

    Failed batch How did you get that link in there? I would love to know how to do that. That was exactly where the mica was from. As a new soaper I guess these are the mistakes we make. That doesn't justify it but at the same time it's a learning mistake. Next time I will know better. I just...
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    Soap failure

    Failed batch I don't know how to get the link here. If you go to Amazon & type in the search bar "soapmaking colorants" it will bring up several options. The one I purchased says "Cosmetic Grade Mineral Makeup Soap Making Soap Color Mica & Oxide Pigment Powder Soap Dye Colorant DIY Pigments...
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    Soap failure

    I added the FO first and then the mica powder. It started to froth & foam as soon as I put the mica powder in. I had read somewhere that you should mix the mica's with some glycerin before adding to your recipe. Any thoughts on that. Basically I want to salvage this batch of soap. If it...
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    Soap failure

    The problem happened when I added the MICA. It just started to like lather up and then it separated. After beating I put in my molds and it never went through the gel process. Those bars are hard and ugly. This is a recipe I received from Brambleberry. I purchased their new soapmaker's kit...
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    Rebatching questions

    My soap set up right away. It did not go through the gel process. However, it's not very smooth looking or pretty like some I've made. I forgot to add that this is a recipe given to me by Brambleberry. I purchased their beginning soapmaker kit and loved the soap and asked them if they could...
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    Rebatching questions

    I just had some soap fail on Friday and was going to rebatch it. I have never tried to rebatch so I have a few questions. I understand I grate the soap, put it in a slow cooker, & add some water until it is melted enough to blend. If that is not the correct process please let me know what I...
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