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    Soap recipe with No Coconut/No Palm?

    I use only 20% coconut in my bars and the soap is not drying at all. I use beef tallow as well in larger quantity.
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    Can someone help me out here?

    Interestingly, the soap is solid, the batch I made just before is still slightly soft. At this stage I can't see any of the lumps so it should be ok. Will cut open a bar to see what it is like inside. Thanks for the help. I will post some photos of what it is like inside when I do it.
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    Can someone help me out here?

    Unfortunately, being a brine bar, blending was not an option. Once trace is reached, you have to move fast with brine. I'll see how it goes once it has set. Annoying tho, as ylang ylang is one of the more affordable floral scents. Any other ideas?
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    Can someone help me out here?

    Yes liquids were clear, I made sure of that.
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    Can someone help me out here?

    Ingredients - oils are olive, beef tallow, coconut, castor. Salt and lye were well dissolved. This is the second batch I made today, although with different scents. The lavender one showed no problem. This happened the moment I added the fragrance.
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    Can someone help me out here?

    Was making a batch of brine bars and scented with cedarwood and ylang ylang. As soon as I added the essential oils (at light trace) there appeared white spots. I stirred quickly and poured the first bar (not a success) so I began labelling out the rest. Before I finished pedalling the mix was a...
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    Your Standard Recipe

    I am a relatively new to soap and I found my standard recipe pretty much immediately. Having said that I did a lot of research before I even started. I am experimenting with essential oils tho.
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    Soap Ingredients

    If a product is sold here it needs to follow NZ regulations. I just contacted EPA NZ and they stated that all ingredients need to be listed; however most do not do this. I will be selling my soaps at a market for the first time. I will be taking FAQs for people to read, so they understand the...
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    Why do you make soleseife/brine bars?

    Usually about 3 weeks. I also regularly run out because my friends love my soap and buy lots of it. I use 50/50 liquid and solid fats in my soap
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    Soap Ingredients

    If you google 'selling homemade soap regulations nz' you will see a link to a PDF Cosmetics EPA NZ. Basically it states that you need to provide the ingredients - largest amount first and then the rest in decending order. I have also rung up and checked and if you have over 1% of essential oils...
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    Why do you make soleseife/brine bars?

    Majority of soap I make are brine bars. They are very popular with my friends. I use unrefined sea salt. The reason I make them is that they don't disintegrate in the dish or go mushy. I only use 20% coconut in my soap but the lather works well.
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    Soleseife soap

    Hi, most of my soaps are brine soaps as I am like my bars quite hard. I also made a CO brine bar for laundry. Salt is 20% weight of water). I was thinking that the brine would lower the foaming of the CO (I have a front loader). I have just got a new machine and instructions say don't use salt...
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    Brine bar stuff up

    I haven't tried that particular blend before. I think I will try again but will ensure to add them in light trace and not use the blender to mix in.
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    Brine bar stuff up

    Here are my soaps. The white bar is my normal brine soap. I have not really had any problems with my recipe until now. The soap on the mould is the brine soap that went wrong, the dark soap is the hot process soap. It is a coffee bar with grounds. It lathers well and feels nice to use. My...
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    Brine bar stuff up

    Recipe is as follows (weights in grams) Water 190gm Sea salt 45 Noah 69.57 Fragrance 15gm Olive oil 200 Tallow 150 Coconut 100 Castor 50 I have followed this recipe several times with no issues. As I know that brine soaps do harden fast I pour them into individual moulds. No need to cut then...
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    Brine bar stuff up

    I was making a brine bar with between 20%-25% salt. When it reached trace I added essential oils at 3 percent. Made the mistake of using g blender to mix in and the soap went really thick and I could not pour it. I tried spooning in the mixture and pressing down to eliminate bubbles and hoped it...
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    Soap Is Not Moisturizing?

    I find soaps really good for my skin. I have chemical sensitivities and using most of the liquid hand cleansers from the supermarket makes my hands dry and my skin cracks. I started soap making because I discovered the soap I was using contained palm oil. I made my first hand soap and gave some...
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    Fixing a mistake - clarification request

    Thank You SaltedFig. I appreciate your response. The soap I initially made was a very solid gel. I could spoon it easily, but it needed to be stirred with a large spoon, not a regular dessertspoon. The main reason for this was that I added about 20% sea salt to the initial liquid when making the...
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    Fixing a mistake - clarification request

    Hi there, I was making a laundry soap using Jan Berry's pure coconut recipe, with a small change. Unfortunately, I used the wrong lye. As it has the purpose of laundry use, I can't use it as is, so my plan is the following. I am wanting to know if my thought process and calculations are right (I...
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