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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Hi! Sorry it took so long to post an update, i had too much soaps and i had to use most of them before i can make soap again 😆 I tried to make rasberries again, twice: same recipe but 35% lye concentration, pour at medium trace, covered it with cling wrap, put it in the oven in 80'c for 1 hour...
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    Question About Solid Dish Soap

    Thank you so much @KiwiMoose and @GemstonePony ! I'll update in around a month after my dish soap is cured 😁
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    Question About Solid Dish Soap

    ah okay thank you @KiwiMoose so i guess i'll give it a try to find out 😆 since it's 0 SF.... can i try making a small batch with say 50gr or 100gr of coconut oil? or thats too little and i still need min around 500gr of oil like body bar?
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    Question About Solid Dish Soap

    maybe this is a stupid question but.... is natural dish soap also more suitable for sensitive skin, compared to commercial dish soap? i have to wear gloves everytime i do dishes (commercial dish soap irritates my hands) and dishwashing gloves breaks easily so i changed it quite often and i feel...
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Ahh thank you so much @ResolvableOwl and @Zing for your advises and guidance. I'm super thankful i found this forum and got the opportunity to discuss soapy things with amazing people like you are. I'll definitely try again and give an update. Prob not soon tho, i have too much ugly soap for...
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Ahh alrighty thank you so much @ResolvableOwl ! I tried the emergency cpop, 50'c for 2 hours and let it cool overnight in the oven, but its still patchy... then i tried 120'c for 15 mins, still patchy. And out of curiosity, i put it in the oven for 1 more hour. There were weird bubbles and waxy...
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    @ResolvableOwl HAHAHA my family were like 'dont you have enough soap already??' My so called curing rack is filling up so fast..... 😂 Ah, thanks for the emergency cpop advice, will definitely try it tonight. Also, i didn't know that I'm supposed to wrap the embeds... what will happen if it...
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Hi hi, sorry for late update as i haven't make soap again (i think i have enough for years to come)😂 I tried to make embeds again, same recipe, this time with 35% lye concentration, poured at medium trace and i wrapped the silicon mold with a towel (i live in tropical climate so i don't have...
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    Coffee soap benefits?

    Hi @Zing thank you, I think I'll wait for few more weeks and see if there's any changes with my coffee soaps. They says patience is a virtue... *fingers crossed 😆
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    Coffee soap benefits?

    whoa thank you so much all for your replies i really2 appreciate it 😭 @JoyfulSudz glad to hear yours came out great, it sounds amazing! congrats! it motivate me to try again. @ResolvableOwl umm i don't think its the lye because i use the same batch of lye to make another soap and the other...
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    Coffee soap benefits?

    hi @JoyfulSudz , i made my 1st batch of coffee soap (with holly trinity recipe) and cured it for 4 weeks. i notice somehow my coffee soap doesn't last long in the shower compared to other soap with same recipe and it's a bit... oily? like there's a thin layer of oil and it's a bit sticky if i...
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    Kaolin Clay Recipe Help!

    Hi @violets2217 thanks, I just cut and tested my soap, i think the soap bar is slightly more slippery, the lather is more lotiony small dense bubbles but not much difference. I notice big difference in color tho, somehow it looks more.... pastel color? Brighter? Im not sure what's the right word...
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    Kaolin Clay Recipe Help!

    I just made a batch using kaolin clay for the first time. I wish i read your thread earlier tho, i only put 1 tsp of kaolin clay for 860gr of oils and apparently it's not enough to make the soap feels different. Now I'm anxious 😩
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Thanks all for your replies, really appreciate it. I'll try again later on and post an update 😁
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    Thank you @earlene for your kind reply. I thought soda ash is just a thin layer on the outside part of soap. Turns out it can be this bad 😟 I'll definitely try 35% lye concentration and add more heat next time. Is there anything that i can do to make them looks like how it's supposed to be? Or...
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    ashy and crumbly embeds

    hi soapers! so i bought some silicone tubes for embeds, my first try was a success, it hardens nicely and evenly colored (yay!) then i tried to make more and the other 3 batches turned out super ugly. the embeds from tubes has this ashy white layer on the outside, completely washed out the...
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    old lye on soaps (?)

    Thank you @lsg , my soaps are slowly harden 😁 @Susie thats a lot of lye. I thought there was no such thing as 'old lye', as long as its not clumpy and it's still hot when it's mixed with water. Oh well...
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    old lye on soaps (?)

    Thank you @lsg , So even tho if stays a bit soft after like 4 weeks, as long as it didn't zap it will be safe to be used?
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    old lye on soaps (?)

    hi, soapers! so i made 2 batches of soaps yesterday, everything is the same on both batches, the only difference is i used old lye on 1 batch and new lye on the other. i just cut both batches, the one with old lye is still soft and look a bit grey-ish on area where it supposed to be white (i...
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    How Do You "test" Your Soap?

    i've been wondering about the same thing as i'm a beginner in soap making, thank you for this thread @MellonFriend :) i like what @ResolvableOwl said and the link attached. that's really interesting for me since i love datas and things like that (thank you!) i personally just use my soaps in...
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