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    Screeeech!!!! Help.

    Just made a 2lb batch split in to two batches - one loaf the other in individual moulds. There was me wondering why it had traced quite quickly even though I hadn't added the fragrance yet, but it was still workable to I cracked on. The loaf has fancy micas & swirls, the moulds just have...
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    Re-Re-batch!

    I made soap with some salt in and it crumbled, so I re-batched it in the crock pot with a cup of goats milk. It melted down great, stirred up easily and went back in to the loaf mould reasonably well. And it came out worse 😂 It originally resembled feta cubes, and came back out like crumble...
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    Pre made lye got lumps...!

    Made some lye last week, cooled it down and stored in an old HDPE 2 fabric conditioner bottle. I've just looked at it and there's a crust on the bottom where it's gone solid again (much like if you were to boil sugar and cool it) I've searched the threads and can't find anyone else with this...
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    Rebatching crumbly soap...

    Hi. I spent a lot of yesterday researching the above (inc posts on this forum) and I still have questions! I followed a YouTube online salt bar recipe as follows: 50% CO 27% OO 10% Shea 7% Grapeseed 6% Castor Oil 12% Super fat Water / lye ratio 2.7 The recipe called for 10% (90g) salt, but...
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    Lye not melting...

    Long time reader, first time poster. :eek: Researched using sheep milk for CP soap and general consensus was to freeze milk first to reduce the risk of scorching it. I had it frozen in ice cube trays so smallish pieces. Added the lye about 40 minutes ago and have been stirring and checking...
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