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  1. Hermit

    Natural Colorants That Last?

    Yeah, the iphone 5 was one of the first phones that had sensors to detect what type of ambient light is in the room, and multiple flashes that cover different portions of the light spectrum to compensate for the whatever the ambient light is doing to the actual colours in the room. So the...
  2. Hermit

    Help for HP pot size

    Yeah my dad has a high end probe thermometer; so when I bought my cheep infared one for soapy stuff it was tested for accuracy.... And then began the round of trouble shooting to figure out why the two were giving off different temps for the pot of oils🤪😆
  3. Hermit

    using dyer's chamomile to color soap

    Most plants turn soap brown. So if you experiment, use snall batches and expect failure🤪 Here's a thread that has a graph some exceptions: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/natural-colorants.86144/
  4. Hermit

    Help for HP pot size

    You can either use a double boiler (but these pots are usually smaller like 3qts) or a larger pot that has a very thick bottom to diffuse the heat evenly (like a lobster pot). Lids with vent holes can be probematic. (Over cooked soap or batter that's so dehydrated it's hard to spot the...
  5. Hermit

    Hi there!

    Welcome to the forum! (You're so close to Windy Point!!! I have soaping envy. No supply shops nearby!)
  6. Hermit

    Soap Frosting

    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/max-time-for-frosting-cp.86548/#post-925438 I knew I had read a thread about this. In #8 Gecko provides all the steps. (IPA=isopropyl alcohol)
  7. Hermit

    Salt, bar properties, color, embed questions

    https://classicbells.com/soap/soapCalcNumbers.asp This page goes into how the different fatty acids affect both the soap and the properties that soap calculators give. Those stats are based solely on the fatty acids in the soap and do not include the affect that additives like sugar or salt...
  8. Hermit

    Superfatting repurposed soap?

    Could it be shredded and added to a new soap batch to make confetti soap? Or maybe repurposed as a laundry soap?
  9. Hermit

    Goat milk questions

    Check out this thread: it answers your questions and has some great advice on how to use milk in soap. https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/mixing-lye-with-milk-questions.87303/#post-933291
  10. Hermit

    Show us your work space!

    Lol. Now we need to go through the alphabet and try to find a colour for every letter, and tell Zany that we've decided to rearrange the alphabet according to the light spectrum 😜
  11. Hermit

    Soap lover

    Hi! I can relate: Google lead me here too!
  12. Hermit

    Hi everyone :)

    Hi! Welcome to the forum 😄
  13. Hermit

    Basil EO

    **warning** the scent of basil on it's own can cause intense pizza cravings. Please blend responsibility 😉
  14. Hermit

    Help developing new recipe

    If you are adding sugar for bubbles you can disolve it into hot water and add it at anytime. A tsp PPO (per pound of oil, or for 500g) is a good amount for that purpose. If you want sugar for scrubbies I would use between 1 tsp and 1tbsp PPO. Start with the lower amount in small batches and add...
  15. Hermit

    Hi everyone, I’m Shoni

    Hi! What was it that got you into soaping?
  16. Hermit

    Show us your work space!

    @SoapLover1 I think we all have soap envy!
  17. Hermit

    Soap and the Blood Taker

    Did he/she promise to leave the needles behind?!🤪
  18. Hermit

    "Are these chocolates or soap?"

    My sister came upstairs and looked at the foil wrapped hearts that I bought on sale and asked Dad the question in the thread title. He tells her YES! They're soap! She unwrappes one and eats it. I should probably add that Father is a brat and we have gotten really good at discerning when...
  19. Hermit

    Feeling discouraged- soap making is hard!

    It does get easier. You've been trying to swallow a sandwich whole instead of taking manageable bites. I would start with small batches of 100g or 200g (depending on how accurate your scale is) so you can test your recipes to find out what you like. Holding off on expensive additives like...
  20. Hermit

    Gardener's soap recipe

    Yes. Using the lye concentration of 33% is supposed to make your results a little more consistent when you scale a recipe up or down. The only change I would make is the batch size. A 100g or 200g batch so if you find it's to harsh you have a small amount of soap that's easier to rebatch.
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