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    How do you really know that light trace has ocured?

    I have been making soap now for about 1 year and every recipe I read tells me to do something at "light trace". Every time I make soap, I tell myself to stop as soon as the colors of the lye and oil have blended together. Yet when I add colorants to my "light trace" liquid cp soap, I develop a...
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    Is a Loaf Soap Cutter Worth it?

    I just want to say that I really appreciate all the feedback. I now feel that I have a better understanding of the options that exist out there. And like Pepsi Girl said, there are such inventive people out there. It really is nice to be a part of a trade that embraces each other's skills and...
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    Soon--first time liquid soap

    I have no experience what so ever in liquid soap making but plan to do so within the next few months. I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I enjoyed reading your first post. I will continue coming back from time to time to see if anyone has given some advice I could also use. Can't wait...
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    Is a Loaf Soap Cutter Worth it?

    I have been very interested in getting a loaf soap cutter and wondered what experiences people have had with them. Which ones worked the best/worst and so forth. I found a guy on etsy who makes them for $160 and thought I might try him, but it just seems so pricey for a cutter. Worth its weight...
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    Ideas on what to Use for the Column in a column swirl soap

    Thank you for the advice. I need to get better colorants anyways.
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    Ideas on what to Use for the Column in a column swirl soap

    Actually I used some cheapy liquid colorant for soap that I found at Hobby Lobby. I bought two different oxides from Brambleberry but didn't want to waste the liquid colorant. Then I thought, what if I add titanium dioxide to all of my future soaps at the oil stage just to get the color base...
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    Ideas on what to Use for the Column in a column swirl soap

    I used a cup turned upside down to make my latest (ok, and my first) column swirl soap batch. I split a 3 lb batch equally into 4 parts and colored them white, yellow, black and blue. First of all, blue mixed with a yellow base....for all those color illiterate folks such as myself, turns out...
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    What to do with ugly but usable soap?

    I literally had the same experience last weekend with a column swirl batch as well. Even used the same colors, minus the green. My soap came out terrible and I was more than bummed to think of not using them for sale. Just for smits & giggles I grabbed my crinkle cutter and sliced every side of...
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    Uplifting Song That May Just Make You Want To Get Up & Start Soaping!!!

    As I was slumping (already) on this cold Friday morning, lacking any and all motivation to put on the gloves and get busy, fearing that any soap design made would feel forced, I decided to jam. So I found the following song and decided, as I regularly forget do, that I should just sit back and...