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    My Intro

    Thanks for the welcome. 😊
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Thanks so much for all the input. I use regular OO. No EVOO.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    I did not think about it that way. Thank you for that. I really appreciate it. I will do a little experimenting today.
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    My Intro

    Hello. I am new to posting to the SMF but have followed the forum for a while now. I have made mainly CP soaps and look to the SMF for little tips and insight on how to tweak my creations to my liking. I must admit that it is a little intimidating to post being that I have only been making soap...
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    Dual Lye Soap

    I would incorporate Shea Butter into my recipe and I must say that I am a little fearful of the 0% superfat.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. Thanks so much for the input. I think the recipe is great and I can put in my own little tweaks.
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    Sodium Citrate in Bath Salts/Soaks?

    Ok. Thanks for your help. I have done more research and I think sodium citrate is not needed when it comes to bath bombs and bath salts. I too am new in that area.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. I think I have been looking at it in the wrong prospective. I need my soap to be less soluble vs having a harder bar of soap.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. I figured that but not sure as to what degree. According to the calculator I use, the oleic percentage is around 50%. Do you think that it’s reasonable to assume that the vinegar will have some affect on the solubility or does it only affect the physical hardness? I would prefer not to add...
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    Dual Lye Soap

    Ok. Thanks so much. I also add vinegar to my batches. From my understanding this helps with the hardness of the bar. I do add the extra lye needed for the vinegar as well.
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    Dual Lye Soap

    I was wondering if anyone has made a soap with 90% NaOH and 10% KOH. I have made soap with 95% NaOH and 5% KOH. My soap is high in Oleic acid and that is why I chose to use this method. I am wondering if that 5% extra KOH would add any extra benefits. I realize that I may have to experiment on...
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    Sodium Citrate in Bath Salts/Soaks?

    Does anyone use sodium citrate in their bath salts/soaks? Or does anyone know where I can find information on the recommended usage rate in these types of products? I have been experimenting with them and I have had some success but I am not sure of the usage rate? My soaks mainly consist of...
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    Bath Salt Emulsifier

    Ok. Thanks so much. I will try what I have and see how it works. Thanks again for the input.
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    Bath Salt Emulsifier

    I would like to make bath salts that include a light carrier oil and fragrance oil. I have Olivem 1000 and am wondering if this emulsifier would work in bath salts? Any advice would be great and if not Olivem 1000, what would you suggest? I’m looking for something that is soy and palm free and...
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    Hot Process Fragrance

    It may just be the amount of FO that I used in the CP vs HP. The scent does not disappear or burn off but it is noticeably not as strong. From my understanding 5% fragrance was acceptable in soap. This is also the maximum amount recommended for that particular FO but I have not read or found any...
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    Hot Process Fragrance

    Ok. I will try that as well. I usually add while still in the crock pot.
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    Hot Process Fragrance

    Ok. Thanks. It may just be that particular FO. I will continue testing. Thanks so much for the reply.
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    Hot Process Fragrance

    Hi. I have a quick question. I have been making CP soap for a while and have started working with HP. The usage amount for the FO that I use is 5%. My question is does that apply to both CP and HP? I have searched the internet and thought I saw something that said HP fragrance should be added at...
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