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  1. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    You're addicted to CP when...

    When you use half of your next college semester tuition on soaping supplies...:D
  2. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Does Coconut Milk Speed up Trace?

    I was soaping at around 100, which never had a problem until I added the coconut milk.
  3. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Does Coconut Milk Speed up Trace?

    Hi Everyone! Does anyone know if coconut milk speeds up trace? And does lowering soap temp avoid this problem if it does happen? Thanks!
  4. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Not sudsy enough

    Okay, this batch is at 51 oz oil. With water and lye solution, that's roughly a 5 pound batch. Water- 17.85 distilled water (this is at 33% which is not full water, but I've found it to be a good percentage) Lye- 7.34 (5% superfat, which is standard) Olive Oil- 17.85 ounces Coconut Oil-...
  5. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Not sudsy enough

    Okay, I would suggest trying it out! go to It's where I started and it has prompts to guide you through. I'll give you a recipe here that is similar to your own recipe and try to get the bubble number up. Then we will see if you like it and the results. I'll post it in just a few...
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    Sodium Lactate into lye, what temperature!?

    Hi everyone, I use sodium lactate and always wait for my lye to cool down. Does anyone else think letting it cool is necessary. Haven't found any info on why. Thanks
  7. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Not sudsy enough

    Hi Craftymom, What calculator are you using? Try soap calc. Castor oil is a major bubble booster. Don't use it in higher than 10%, I've found that 5-7% is best. Although conditioning, a high amount of olive will dampen bubbles. It's a low lathering oil. The coconut is good and so is the palm...
  8. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Cake slice/cupcake soap!

    Thanks for your honesty! This helps me make a decision!
  9. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    New to palm oil

    Hello! I've never used pomace oil, let us know how you like it!
  10. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Cake slice/cupcake soap!

    Hi everyone! I have resisted the cake slice/cupcake soap trend thus far.Mainly because I don't really see the point of it. For those making and selling them, what's the point? Is it worth it in the long run? Thanks!
  11. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    advice on a new recipe: PKO instead of CO

    I LOVE PKO!! It's by far one of my faves and I don't see how you would have any trouble subbing all the coconut oil for PKO. Good luck!
  12. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Why the hostility from cold and hot process soapers? A brief encounter

    I as well am "cp snob". Can't help it. Ive used it all and I always come back to CP soap. I don't think melt and pour is "crap". But I don't think it's near the quality of handmade, from scratch soap. But I say to each their own, and if you love it, then who cares what that person says. It's...
  13. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Avocado or sweet almond oil?

    I've noticed when plugging these oils into recipes there are a few differences but they are not vastly significant. I love both oils and use both in recipes. But I very rarely use them together because I find that it lowers my bubble number more than I would like. Does anyone have a preference...
  14. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Sceret to "Silky" Soap?!

    Awesome answers! Thanks everyone, I love learning from all of you:)
  15. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Rudolph The Christmas Soap

    Oh wow! what did you use to get such a beautiful red?! Looks awesome:)
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    Sceret to "Silky" Soap?!

    Hello everyone again! I was just wondering what you all think about how to achieve silky soap? I've used shea butter, but haven't noticed a huge "silkiness" factor from it. And if I use too high a percentage I get a lot of ash. Besides Kaolin and other clays and tussah silk, does anyone have a...
  17. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Bubbly% on SoapCalc!

    And....DeeAnna is a genius and really should write that book now. Or 10 maybe:) Kazmi, good luck and let me know how it all goes!
  18. Cherry Pit Soap Works


    I LOVE YUZU!!! Such a gorgeous scent, I think. Smells like a really perfect orange to me. Even though it's a grapefruit. Your soap is so dang pretty!
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    Bubbly% on SoapCalc!

    Hi again Twiggy! DeeAnna is right again! No epsom salt, just normal table salt! Use epsom in your bath salts:D I haven't noticed that with the sodium lactate. My bars stay rock hard and I also like the texture that it gives them. But I use some hard oils too, so that has a lot to do with it! I...
  20. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    ITP (air bubbly cut pic added)

    Gorg, gorg, GORGEOUS!! Wow, your swirls look amazing!