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    Shower Lotion Bar Tests and recipes

    I decided to improve on the recipe by making two different batches. I lowered the amount of exfoliant and tried Cupuacu butter instead of shea butter and trying mango butter instead of shea butter: Recipe #3: 39% - Cocoa Butter – 454 g 39% - Cupuacu Butter – 454 g 20% - Almond Flour – 227 g (8...
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    Shower Lotion Bar Tests and recipes

    OK, this recipe has only 1 dry ingredient and it is pre-ground: Recipe #2: 34% - Cocoa Butter (Yellow Brick Road)– 384 g 34% - Shea Butter (Aroma Depot) – 384 g 32% - Almond Flour from the Food Coop – 361 g I performed the same process as before, except that I made the mistake of pouring the...
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    Shower Lotion Bar Tests and recipes

    Big thanks to @not_ally, @Tammyfarms, @Mobjack Bay, @Scottish Alchemist, @dibbles, @AliOop, @nadsnads, @Misschief, @Saffron, @VikingChick, @Georgeandstella, @dmcgee5034, @Kcryss, @Shelley D, @Whillow who contributed to this wonderful post. I will share my experience making these in-shower...
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    Keep Getting Stearic Spots! Help!

    @pjknight, soap does not need to gel necessarily. There are reasons to force gel or not to. Here are some excellent articles: https://www.brambleberry.com/tips-and-tricks/soap/art0235-what-is-gel-phase.html#:~:text=If%20your%20recipe%20does%20contain,we%20recommend%20skipping%20gel%20phase...
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    Why the brittle edges?

    Thank you, everyone! This is very helpful. I make soap in our cold garage and have been having this problem for a while. Now I know that after pouring into molds, I need to put the soap in a preheated oven and keep it warm for a while.
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    Keep Getting Stearic Spots! Help!

    Success, @merg_a!! Yay - I am excited for you. Problem solved!
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    Keep Getting Stearic Spots! Help!

    Hello there, @merg_a ! I hope this response is not too late, and I hope this helps. 1. I ran your recipe through Soap Calc and you have ~10% palmitic and ~6% steric acid. Both of these are culprits of steric acid spots. These two are dominant components of hard oils and they tend to...
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