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  1. Mestiza Girl

    Room Temp Cold Process - have you tried?

    Unlike many others, I have been only focusing on the room temperature method for making soap. I feel that it is faster in the sense I don't need to track temperatures and wait for oils to cool. I make my lye water and let it sit until the next day. Once it is fully cooled, I weigh out and mix my...
  2. Mestiza Girl

    Need A Second Opinion - CP recipe

    My last batch was high in OO and I'm looking to reduce this by adding a new oil- sweet almond. I know everything is about trial and error, but I'm hoping to get some suggestions and opinions on this recipe before I jump into it. I want a decent lather and a fairly hard bar.
  3. Mestiza Girl

    Soap Or Vaseline ?!

    This might sound extremely silly but it's always good to ask, right...? I decided to test out one of my bars from a batch that has only been curing about a week. I washed my hands and it seems a tad oily but the soap is still soft. I can easily carve into it with my nail and it'll leave what...
  4. Mestiza Girl

    Determining SF + Lye Discount?

    Hellooo my fellow soap makers. I've read in a few threads that determining SF is totally up to you based on your preference. However I've also read that certain oils or butters pair well with lower/higher SF. I've also briefly seen SF associated with the term "lye discount".. would someone...
  5. Mestiza Girl

    Kaolin Clay Recipe Help!

    Hey everybody! I'm trying to concoct an exfoliating lemon poppyseed soap for my second batch ever!! My first batch used the same oils in the same amounts and turned out pretty great (all I added to that batch was rose fragrance). I was wondering if I could apply the same percentages to this...
  6. Mestiza Girl

    Crack In My Bars!

    My first batch had a successful gel phase which I was so stoked about. :) Unfortunately, when cutting the bars, I noticed a few flaws- 1. A few bars had shallow cracks on the tops...Pictures below 2. Alot of the dried rose petals were falling off the bars 3. The sides of the bars had an uneven...
  7. Mestiza Girl

    First Batch! Questions

    Hope everyone is having a great day so far! I'm excited to say I have finished pouring in my first batch of Wild Rose soap! Pictures attached. Now the hardest part is playing the waiting game while it gels. :( One thing I did have a question about was the gel phase. I live in a fairly cool...
  8. Mestiza Girl

    Recipe SOS!

    Hey y'all! I'm new to making soap and I came up with this recipe. I'm not sure how to determine a sufficient SF percentage so I just went with what I felt I would really love to get your feedback and hear what numbers may need to be changed! I attached a picture.