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    Homemade Multi-bar Soap Cutter

    Are you happy with how it cuts? I’m intrigued
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    Will dried flowers be enough to fragrance my cold process soap?

    Great thanks for the replies. I’ll put them to some other use instead and stick with oils for smelliness
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    Will dried flowers be enough to fragrance my cold process soap?

    Hi hoping someone can advise... I’m new to soaping so learning every batch which is great but also looking to avoid making obvious mistakes and wasting ingredients I’m interested to know if dried herbs and flowers can be used at the trace stage and what level of fragrance one could hope for...
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    I’m here to learn, thanks looks like I was lucky. But won’t be making that particular mistake again 😯
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    great tips thank you. I dropped the water content and took care timing the blender, also I worked faster this time - the lye water did heat up so maybe I left it too long??? I don’t know. But they all conspired to work and I have to loaf tin batches of soap on its way!
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    Ok thank you. I’ll try that. I’m planning a second batch next week using a loaf mould this time. I found the individuals too fiddly personally. i have t actually felt the soap with bare hands yet but will check later. I didn’t think it would solidify but it was firm enough to unmould easily...
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    80g lye and and 195g water. This is how it looked yesterday. Very wobbly I know
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    Yeah it was sodium hydroxide
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    In bought the lye in July this year though of course I’ve no way of knowing how long the vendor has had the stock. It was sealed in 2 bags and a cardboard box as I hadn’t opened it until I was about to use it. The whole thing was kept inside a storage box in a dry cupboard. When opened there was...
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    Help with speeding up cold process trace please

    Hi all, I’m so new to soap making but really keen to learn. I’ve only made one batch so far, still curing, but it wasn’t anything like I was expecting. The lye didn’t get hot or fumy and it took so long to trace my blender burnt out. I’m planning to stick with cold process soap and practice...
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