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  1. K

    Can bad lye make soft soap?

    I know lye takes up water from the atmosphere. and maybe carbon to , is it humid in your location? was the cap on tite,
  2. K

    one failed one did not

    yes i added the honey to the lye solution, big mistake I am a newbeeI may try the other way and drop the honey,a to recomendations, also on the batch that worked it has so much hard oils i was afraid it would get so hard it may crack when cutting with the knife so it came out of the mold at 8...
  3. K

    one failed one did not

    i recently made two soaps both have the same recipe exept one used 2% honey and one did notthe one with the honey became brittle and i could not cut it the one with out was just fine . I added the honey to the lye water and that caused the lye to heat up and just seemed like it was not going...
  4. K

    Does shea butter contribute to DOS?

    things like calcium and copper can cause it , do you use tap water ? somthing is oxidizing.
  5. K

    Made my 1st 100% coconut oil soap

    interesting I was using 76 co as well i got from Aldies . ya you could do some colors that's for sure
  6. K

    where can you find ROE and EDTA,

    both effective and economical. Typically, 0.2 - 0.5 grams will be added to 1000 grams of oil.
  7. K

    where can you find ROE and EDTA,

    thank you all , now how much do you use in a pound of soap ?
  8. K

    Made my 1st 100% coconut oil soap

    just some info on VGT
  9. K

    Made my 1st 100% coconut oil soap

    after trimming the bars , i compressed together the shavings with difficulty into a small ball about 1" wide and the next day washed with it . and it just blew me away at how it exploded with lather , and i have been using it now for several days and its barley used up . I do wonder if the VEE...
  10. K

    where can you find ROE and EDTA,

    I have the book scientific soap making, and they guy mentioned that DOS is caused by oxidation of metals and that preservatives such as ROE and EDTA can greatly reduce this plague in your soap . but i cant seem to find who sells them
  11. K

    Made my 1st 100% coconut oil soap

    I finally, made my 1st batch of 100% coconut oils soap,and used 0.5% lemon grass oil anchored with Vee gum T momtmorillonite clay ,and the way i used the Bentonite was, 1% and added the lemon grass to the dry powder and then added some melted coconut to thin it out and then used a 150 mesh...
  12. K

    Ingredients For Sale Alaskan Glacial Mud

    that sounds like some promising clay to me
  13. K

    Ingredients For Sale Alaskan Glacial Mud

    does it fizz when you put acid on it ? i have heard its not good to put carbonate in soap and it may contain ground up limestone, limestone is calcium carbonate
  14. K

    1st time using an essential oil

    Fedspar. is the parent material of Kaolin,Fedspar is silca alumina Pottasium ,sodium silicate,with a platy.crystal close to mica, if its sodium dominant, its a sodium feldspar . if its potasium dominant its called pottash feldspar and makes up 60% of the crust of the earth. it is used to flux...
  15. K

    1st time using an essential oil

    I have a 10 ml bottle how much of it should i use in a 2lb batch of soap ? yes i did use a talbe spoon of fennel seed and another table spoon of rosemary powder that was infused in the oil , but how much essential oil does that put in the 2lb s
  16. K

    1st time using an essential oil

    I just made my 1st 2bl batch of soap using some Lemon grass essential oil . my formula is 260g of infused olive oil,infused with fennel& rosemary ,97.5g beef tallow,97.5shea butter, 97.5g coconut oil,and 32.5g grollig china clay, 52g of Mahavire potash feldspar,and 13g honey, with a 4% lye...
  17. K

    Terracotta red ,Paprika infused

    I wish you the best on your quest,and look forward to the results
  18. K

    Terracotta red ,Paprika infused

    I think the Paptrika was dominant, and the granite and calamine just backing it up . I let the oil go clear and the paprika settle and poured off the clear oil. and sometimes i pour it thru a fine cloth. I want to try some Indigo on an up comming batch or Madder. and one thing the granite...
  19. K

    Terracotta red ,Paprika infused

    as its curing ,it seems to be getting even better ,so far
  20. K

    pine tar recipe suggestions?

    I mixed the feldspar into the 40% olive oil, the lyeamount is 75g and a water of 166 gram, mix the Vee gum into the lye water before you addd lye
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