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  1. Nibiru2020

    Soap soft and olive oil color in mold after 24 hours

    I am convinced that it was your starting temperatures that caused the issue. I don't know how many batches of soap you've made, but it is absolutely essential, in my humble opinion, to have both the oils and lye solution at the minimum of approximately 125-130° F. Some members here will...
  2. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    In retrospect, I remember adding the rest of some wheat germ oil I had into the batch. I included it in the soap calculator but neglected to save the addition. Every time I used wheat germ oil in a liquid soap recipe, there has always been a deep amber effect aka coloring... perhaps more prone...
  3. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    Update on Elements Bath & Body website regarding recipes. They informed me that they're redoing the website and that the recipes section will be back online in about 7 days or so. So I guess there was no issue regarding my linking the recipe here... at least on their end.
  4. Nibiru2020

    Just found Grandmother's soap recipe

    Thank you for the reminder... I've known that about Wikipedia for years. ...just sayin'. It was just a more convenient, condensed way of explaining about Safrole oil is all.
  5. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    Apparently a couple of my links have been removed referring to where I posted recipes on the recipes section of this website. I wasn't notified or asked why or anything... hmmm. This is disturbing, at least to me it is. I don't appreciate the fact that someone has the ability to delete items...
  6. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    Update on Elements Bath and Body. They have pulled the recipe for the Hot Glycerin Liquid Soap Recipe! I hope I wasn't the cause of that... by providing links, etc. I am glad I was able to save the instructions a couple of weeks ago by copy and paste.
  7. Nibiru2020

    Spreadsheet for soapcosting, etc.

    I just saw this today... I'll PM you.
  8. Nibiru2020

    Soaping 101 liquid soapmaking video?

    So... I just made my first trial batch of cold process liquid soap. It was a convoluted process for me to say the least, at least getting it to saponify. At first, I thought after 12-15 minutes of blending that I had reached a thin trace... nope! Second, after sitting for an hour and still a...
  9. Nibiru2020

    Just found Grandmother's soap recipe

    You called me Nibi... and we're not even dating! LOL! 😳
  10. Nibiru2020

    Soaping 101 liquid soapmaking video?

    The SBM Calculator leaves a lot to be desired. No way to change from ounces to grams, etc., when using the "advanced" calculator. The standard calculator does have the grams option... the "advanced" one does not. Definitely not a "USER FRIENDLY" calculator. For me it gives wacky numbers way...
  11. Nibiru2020

    Just found Grandmother's soap recipe

    Please get your facts straight. It is not a toxin, if ingested in LARGE quantities it may be carcinogenic. Of course when the FDA test something in the lab on animals, it's usually in the dosage of hundreds of time what the normal consumption would be. ANYTHING in excess is detrimental. It's...
  12. Nibiru2020

    Dual Lye Shaving Soap - Modified Hot Process Method w/ Kaolin - 3"x8" Cylinder Mold

    SPowers Yes it is. It is considered a waxy solid. If you rub a few granules between your fingers it has a waxy feel to it. It is what gives the soap such a brilliant white color.
  13. Nibiru2020

    My Version of Pear's Soap

    Well shucks... LOL! Sounds like something that I would do! No es problemo, mi Amigo! 👍;)
  14. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    Tara_H Thanks for the link! It's appreciated! I have had liquid soap go mucky when adding essential oils or fragrance oils, however after a several day or a week or so of sequestering, they tend to clear up nicely. I'm sure yours will get clearer also. ;)
  15. Nibiru2020

    Why Does Liquid Soap Nearly Always Turn Amber When Saponified?

    Tara_H Okay... nice job! You didn't provide a link to the recipe that the IrishLass recommends. I would like to see it. I do notice that the soap you're holding is murky. Will it clear over time as it sequesters? Is sequestering recommended?
  16. Nibiru2020

    Good shave soap recipe?

    Check out this YouTube video: Making Dual Lye Shaving Soap | Modified Cold Process Method I made my first batch of shaving soap from the recipe presented in that video. It makes really slick, creamy lathering shave soap. You won't be disappointed. The process as she shows in the video is...
  17. Nibiru2020

    Soap Kitchen soap cutter problems

    Perhaps the saw kerf aka slot in the bottom board is not aligned properly with the wire. Is it possible to re-align the wire or enlarge the slot on the bottom board? Perhaps you have a friend who is a carpenter or handyman who could lend some assistance. It looks like a simple fix, but the...
  18. Nibiru2020

    Help! Floating Soap scum ahead...

    You could use this batch yourself or just toss it in the trash.
  19. Nibiru2020

    White Bar Soap - Best Batch of CP I've made yet.

    AliOop I prefer Kaolin my self. It's used in a lot of pharmaceuticals too, such as Parapectolin, Kaopectate, etc. Bentonite is used a lot for cat litter, sealing oil wells cracks, water well casings, etc. I'll stick with what the pharmacists use instead. ;) 👍 👽
  20. Nibiru2020

    My Version of Pear's Soap

    lsg How about some photos of your finished soap? Inquiring minds, such as mine, need to know! 👽 🤔
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