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  1. Savonette

    The cell phone technique

    You might try these. So far the best crud removers I’ve found.
  2. Savonette

    Syndet %s and processes

    I’m wondering about the basics of non-pressed syndet bar percentages and processes? I’m seeing ingredients sold in solid and/or liquid form so... Percentages: Is there a good rule for solids/liquids that hold a non-pressed shampoo bar together? Process: I see melt/cool phase everywhere. Is...
  3. Savonette

    Syndet % and Process

    I’d like to ask about the basics of non-pressed syndet bar percentages and process. I’m seeing ingredients sold in solid and/or liquid form so I want to solve the mystery. Percentages: Is there a good rule for solids/liquids that hold a non-pressed shampoo bar together? Process: I see...
  4. Savonette

    Syndet Shampoo Bars!

    I just noticed Wholesale Supplies Plus has a shampoo bar kit! Perfect! Actually they have 3 kinds of shampoo bar kits so it's Perfect Perfect Perfect
  5. Savonette

    Syndet Shampoo Bars!

    I looked into syndet a few years ago and it seemed like they contained completely different ingredients that didn’t overlap with soap making stock. Plus you need a filtered respirator due to the superfine particles. Is that all true? Or should I have searched for more info?
  6. Savonette

    Salt Soap Info Search

    Thanks. I just made a small tester batch. Can’t wait to try them out —next year 🤨 I’ve been scrounging information about re-working my formulas. For regular CP soap I’ve leaned that 95%NaOH + 5%KOH helps with lather when you use a lot of hard oils. That’s where my question was coming from. And...
  7. Savonette

    Salt Soap Info Search

    I anchor my EOs in kaolin also. I add 1t ppo to my EO’s, blend and let sit for an hour or so and find the scent sticks quite a bit longer. Is everyone using NaOH for this soap, a combo or just KOH?
  8. Savonette

    Let's tell a story....

    Wash my car
  9. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    I used10% aloe juice, .5% EDTA, and the Temps & H2O recipe. Soaped are the agonizingly slow to get to 95F and cpop’d Not too shabby...Thanks everyone 🤓
  10. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    You’re almost there. In fact you’re in it. Click on the orange “Recipes” then “New Recipe” in the drop down. You can also click on the orange title of the batch to see it. Or the orange “Search Recipe” box to find something or someone specific. But from The Forum you can click on “Calculator “...
  11. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    If your looking at this on a phone find and touch the 3lines in the top left of the screen. Then click “Calculator “. Otherwise just click “Calculator “ above in the brown line. It’s larger and scroll-ier than Soap Calc but offers a NaOH/KOH option, additives, and a Longevity indicator.
  12. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    Those are beautiful swirls. I usually do 43:57 say:unsat and never did more than 15% lard because of our hard water scum. I’m going to try 95F more consistently to see if it helps. I like soaping hotter for stearic acid bubbleocity but stearic and I haven’t been getting along so well lately. And...
  13. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    Very interesting! That’s a note for my book! I was using the 10g/6g calculation and found my soap cured all ashy. Don’t you like EDTA?
  14. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    I’ve read you need to use cane sugar because beet sugar can “grow”. I’ve started lowering my SF to 3% and it feels better right out of the mold! Thanks
  15. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    Awesome! And no funny shrink/warping?
  16. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    I have tons of aloe juice. I’m looking forward to see what EDTA will do. I recently found the “longevity” marker on the calculator and now trying to hit a higher mark hence the cocoa butter. I also have RBO that needs using up so..I figured the lye ratio and temps needed updating and just hope...
  17. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    I can try this. My issues with high lard % in the past result in excessive soap scum. We’ll see how EDTA works out. Those earlier bars also shrank a lot and not in a pretty way. The calculator give this an 18 on the bubble-o-meter. Yours are still bubbly? Thanks so much for this
  18. Savonette

    Temps and H2O

    Hi all, I'm at the phase of TOTAL RE-EVALUATION! I posted a recipe on the Calculator that I'd love some feedback on. I'm giving up on stearic acid (spots), citric acid (grainy) and fast setup (increasing my H2O%). I want the middle-of-the-road formula that can swirl a bit, has great lather...
  19. Savonette

    What makes lard trace slow?

    What would you consider low?
  20. Savonette

    What makes lard trace slow?

    You’ve probably moved on from this, but I believe you can call lard a refined oil. I think it takes several renderings to get that beautiful, clean, white stuff.
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