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1. ### ???? Super-Fatting ????

=) So I do not add in my superfat oils into the recipe for the soapcalc if I am reading this right.
2. ### ???? Super-Fatting ????

Sorry, should had stated, it is hot process =) but thank you =)
3. ### ???? Super-Fatting ????

Hi Ladies, I also had a question about super-fatting. (For hot-process soap) When you do up a recipe and say you want to superfat at 8% you list in all your oils, and the recipe will calculate how much water and lye and all amounts you need. Now, in that recipe does the calculator just figure...
4. ### My first batch stinks!! help?

Hi Ladies, I also had a question about super-fatting. When you do up a recipe and say you want to superfat at 8% you list in all your oils, and the recipe will calculate how much water and lye and all amounts you need. Now, in that recipe does the calculater just figure less lye, and you...
5. ### Fairly new at making soap question

Hi Lindy, Sorry, is that 2% of the oils in the batch or ?? And at what point do you add it to the soap mixture? Thanks. =)
6. ### Fairly new at making soap question

Hi Lindy, Thanks for your info. I was curious,... How do you know how much sodium lactate to use in a batch of soap? I usually make about a 2 1/2 lb batch at a time. Also at what point do you put it in? Thanks Lisa
7. ### Fairly new at making soap question

Thank you Genny, thank you all for your help. =)
8. ### Fairly new at making soap question

Thank you for the websites, and thank you Lindy for the info. After I get the 76 or 92 CO hopefully that will take care of the problem. I will have to look up the difference between the two. Is assuming the 76 might be better at making my soap harder? Thanks though, much appreciated!! :)
9. ### Fairly new at making soap question

Sorry, I am unclear about a couple of things. I have read quite a few books to learn the process of soap making but I am still in the dark about a couple of things. Hopefully someone on here could clear these questions I have, up for me. =) How long do you usually leave the soap in the crock...
10. ### Too soft of soap, HELP!!

How long do you usually leave the soap in the crock pot after the "vaseline stage" or is it at that point you can take it out and put it into the mold? I have done it both ways, even "cooking" it for an hour after that stage. Also, about super-fatting, is that just adding an additional oil...
11. ### Too soft of soap, HELP!!

Hi, yes, I do use the calculator and it seemed ok. The loaf is still very sticky and soft when I take it out of the mold where it be a day after or two days after. My fingers make indents when carefully trying to handle it. In the shower, you can squish the bar, and it doesn't last but a few...
12. ### My first CP soap

I have never tried CP. Would you care to share your recipe/process, I have tried HP and all my soaps are really soft. :-(
13. ### Too soft of soap, HELP!!

The latest one I tried was 12oz avocado oil 2oz castor oil 4 oz cocoa butter 8oz Frac coconut oil 24oz olive oil 4oz shea butter 20oz water 7.1oz lye before that.... 14.8oz olive oil 8.8oz frac Coconut oil 8oz palm oil 4.8oz cocoa butter 3.6oz castor oil 15.2oz water 5.97oz lye both come out...
14. ### Too soft of soap, HELP!!

Hi, I am fairly new at soap making and have a big problem, I have tried several different batches of soap using hot process. All my soaps seem really soft. Not sure why. I have used recipes from different places to try and not sure what I am doing wrong. What can make soap harder? I use FCO and...
15. ### New to Soap Making

Hi Ladies, Thank you very much for your replies. You girls had me smiling, and laughing. I appreciate all advice, since I don't have anyone near me, that I know of, to learn from or get advice, when I found this site, I thought it would be perfect. Sorry it took me “forever” to reply, I had to...
16. ### What should I do with supplies that I won't use?

Where do you live? I am just getting started into soap making myself. Or you could try craigslist even. =)
17. ### New to Soap Making

Hi Everyone! =) I am a single mom of two teenage boys. I am really new to soap making. I haven't ordered any oils or supplies yet, but I have been up late just about every night since I decided to start this venture, 3 days ago. I can't sleep or get enough info, ha ha ha. I have been gathering...