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    can the battery dying in scale effect accuracy?

    hello, two nights a go i made a facial soap with activated charcoal powder. i made 4lbs of soap and used 1 and a half tablespoons of charcoal powder. i used my handy digital kitchen scale to make sure everything was measured properly. i unmolded and cut the soap today and it seems a tad...
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    Is this a partial gel??

    Hello, Last night I made a Lavender Chamomile Greek Yogurt CP Soap. I poured it into the mold at 9PM and put it into the freezer with a thin piece of cardboard covering it- to prevent gel. I left it in freezer for 12 hours. Then I moved it to the fridge for 6 hours. Then I left it on counter...
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    Dog Shampoo?

    Hello, I have been trying to find a recipe online for liquid dog shampoo, but cannot find one from scratch. They all include already made dish detergent or store bought castile soap. I want to make a recipe from scratch. I have already made dog shampoo/soap bars, but I am trying to make this...
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    Lye heAvy?

    Hello I made gingerbread soap two weeks and it's been curing since. It has felt much softer than the other soaps I've made so I decided to cut it in half today to see what it looked like inside. It has a much lighter brown color evenly throughout the middle and it smells kind of funky in the...
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    How long do I leave coconut milk soap in mold?

    Hello, I made 3lbs of Citrus Shampoo Bars last night. I used coconut milk in my lye mixture, instead of water. I am including the recipe below so you know exactly what is in it: 2oz Cocoa Butter 9oz Virgin Coconut Oil 11oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil 7oz Castor Oil 4oz Jajoba Oil 1oz Sweet...
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    My soap exploded in the mold??

    Hello.. I made 4lbs of Gingerbread Pumpkin soap tonight. I poured half into a 2lb mold that I've used several times before with no issue and the other half into a cardboard box lined with parchment paper. I checked on it 25 mins after pouring into molds and the cardboard box mold soap looked...
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    Unfilitered Beeswax for Candle Making

    Hello, I've been making beeswax candles for a while, but I have always bought filtered beeswax from one specific seller on Etsy. I have gotten very used to the process and for the most part, it goes smoothly every time. I usually only make 5 or 6 candles a week and sell them to locals in my...
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    When can I unmold?

    Hello all! This is my first time posting on this forum, although I have posted several times on TalkSoap forum several times this past week. I've been making bath bombs, lotion, sugar scrubs, etc for a while now, but I am very new to soaping and am trying to learn as much as possible. The...
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