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    Rosemary oleoresin extract, vitamin e, vitamin C and anything else ?.... things to keep bars from going rancid.

    So much great information and examples. Thank you! Love this forum😊 So I need to learn about chelator now and which oils I’m using that I should add ROE to and amounts. I’m loving hemp seed oil too so looking forward to perfecting a recipe. I’ll drop to 10% next batch and see what happens and...
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    Rosemary oleoresin extract, vitamin e, vitamin C and anything else ?.... things to keep bars from going rancid.

    Hi, I’ve been using hemp oil and i really like the natural colour and recipe I’ve made. Just found out that hemp oil has a short shelf like, like 6 months and need to store oil in fridge has brought up many questions. I’m going to order some rosemary oleoresins extract to start to add to this...
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    I have 20 bars in my bathroom so I can test , is there an easier way?

    Thank you for the responses. I feel I had a sheltered childhood and never put my tongue on a battery😂 So if I’m zap testing a cured bar, do I need to cut it so I test the inside? watching the Kevin Dunn YouTube clip was educational but I can see room for error there too... like if your scale...
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    I have 20 bars in my bathroom so I can test , is there an easier way?

    I’m reading as much as I can about testing to know the soap I make is safe. I’m not selling but I love giving it to friends and colleagues and hope one day to sell extra bars.., so then I can make more. I tried PH strips, was feeling confident about results then read it’s inaccurate . I’ve only...
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    Small-Medium Sized Soap Production Southern Africa

    I like your Aussie slang 😂
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    Spots on CP

    I did and I was trying different brands and quality of olive oil and it only happened to the one I used the best EVOO... well my little experiment kinda worked as i know what oil to stick to... the cheapest Spanish mellow olive oil had the best result:) I just don’t know if it’s safe to use...
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    Help

    I need to learn about the lye concentration and ratios now too as I only understand that i have more success if i change the lye calculator water recommendation by a percent... I’m on this forum to learn so hopefully it all makes sense soon. When I first looked at making soap I put it aside...
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    Small-Medium Sized Soap Production Southern Africa

    Hello, I’m in Australia . I’d love to hear how starting your business goes. I dream about it but don’t know where to start... except to practice making soap which I’m doing plenty of 😊. Well wishes to a soapy future
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    Help

    I have less soda ash i use a water discount... or it worked on a recipe I retried after getting heaps of ash, made the next batch with 15% water discount and it didn’t happen. It could have been a fluke though :)
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    Soap recipe help

    i use this recipe too and sometimes swap out the cocoa butter for Shea butter my percentages are a bit different too but not much .Both ways have a really nice lather
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    Spots on CP

    Thank you for replying! These white spots are a rabbit hole when i tried to google what they are . This was 454g good quality extra virgin olive oil, 104g distilled water , 58g lye. Temp: lye water 28c, oil 30c. ( oh oh, i just realised i usually have this recipe temp warmer to 38c) Sprayed...
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    Spots on CP

    hi, I’ve just joined this forum to find the reason for the same thing on extra virgin olive oil bar... exactly what yours look like... and weeks after curing they appear. Did you find an answer? Is it safe to use?
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