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    Do the properties of Nettle Powder make it thru Saponification?

    Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I used to make Nettle Soap for Eczema and Psoriasis using a melt and pour base but have this year switched to cp base and I am wondering wither the properties of the powder carry thru the saponification process? If you have any experience...
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    How do you colour liquid soap base?

    Hi! I was wondering what colourants are best for colouring liquid soap. I am not making the liquid soap (yet!) but buying from a supplier and adding colour and frgrance. I have used water based soap colourants in the past and found they didnt look so great as they left a ring of darker...
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    What are the benefits of Argan Oil in CP Soap

    Hi there, I have been asked by a potential stockist if I could make a soap with Argan Oil. He says my soap is moisturising but he wants it to be even more moisturising with the addition of argan oil. I think he just wants to be able to use it as a buzz word to increase sales. I was...
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    Small Soaps Keep Volcanoing! Please Help!

    Hi! I am trying to make love heart wedding favour soaps using heart molds which are about 6cmx6cm but i find that my soaps either volcano and/or get soda ash (even on the sides which are touching the silicone mold). I assume it is volcanoing because a lot of heat is being created in a...
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    Do I just replace water with beer for beer soap?

    Hi! I am looking to make some Guiness soap and just want to check that I can just replace some of my water, ml by ml for beer? I know to let the beer go flat and I will be soaping at room temp and adding lye slowly. I just want to check if I need to make adjustments to my water and lye...
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    Liquid Glucose or Agave Nectar for Sweetening Lipbalms?

    Hi! Im looking for a liquid sweetner to use in my lipbalms but the only ones I have came across are liquid glucose or agave nectar. Are either of these suitable or are there other alternatives in the uk which can be used? Also, how much would you use? Thanks
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    Soda Ash on surface of soap touching soap mold?

    Hi! Ive dealt with soda ash on top of my soaps before but I have started making heart soaps in a silicone mold and when i pop them a few days later there is soda ash along the sides and on the bottom. How is this possible/ And preventable more importantly?! Thanks
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    Can you use fizzy pop in cp soap?

    Hi! I want to make soap which smells like my favourite fizzy drink. Is it possible to use fizzy juice in cp? I know it would be need to be flat and that the sugar would increase the temp (could i use sugar free?!) but would the fragrance come thru and would it change the texture of the soap...
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    Troubleshooting - Bubbles around Soap Imbeds

    Hi! I have made small shapes with mp which I am embedding in clear mp but when I do this I am getting tiny clear bubbles around the embed and it doesnt look good. Any ideas how to get rid of them? Should I be spraying my soap embed with rubbing alc Thanks Ashley
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    Help! Lye Misbehaving Badly!

    Hi! I have had this problem a few times now. I mix my water and lye and let it reach room temp but sometimes some of it seems to have solidified at the bottom of my jug??? It creates an opaque white solid layer which you can smash but it doesnt disolve. I dont use any washing up liquid...
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    How much Activated Charcoal to use?

    Hi guys! I am wondering how much activated charcoal to use to colour my soap black but so as not to colour the lather. I have came across varying recommendations frm 1tsp ppo to 1tbsp ppo. Does anyone have any advise? Thanks!
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    Looking for UK fragrance and EO suppliers

    Hi! I am looking for advice on good sites to buy FOs and EOs in the UK. I have been using freshskin but they have no information on how their oils act in cp soap so I have had to buy lots of samples to try which has eaten into my budget quite significantly! I am hoping to link up with...
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    How do you stop Oatmeal from scratching soap when you cut it?

    Hi guys, I am making an OMH loaf. The last time I made it I put collodial (ground) oatmeal thru the bar and oatmeal on top. When I cut it the oatmeal on top dragged thru the soap leaving marks and lines on the bars. :( Is there a way to avoid this as I have seen some soaps with oats on top...
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    Looking for fellow UK soapers

    Hi guys, I wondered if there were many soapers from the UK kicking about? I am in Glasgow, Scotland. It would be nice to make some contacts and to share information about where to buy stuff and reviews on suppliers etc. It breaks my heart that we dont have a brambleberry over here as...
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    Best Soaping Temperature for Slow Trace?

    Hi, I am wondering how people find the temperature you mix your oils and lye water affects trace? I am a relative newbie with maybe a dozen or so batches under my belt and I have tried soaping at between 110-130F and under 100F. I find I reach a more even trace at higher temperatures...
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    FO Accelerated Trace. Please Help!

    I have been designing a beautiful Rose scented soap for days in my head but on making it today it was a bit of a disaster. I soaped at about 90F with 44% OO, 24% CO, 32% PO and a SF of 5%. I split my thinly traced batter into 4, added fragrance oil and colourant and when I started to mix...
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    To Shea Butter or not Shea Butter?

    Hi, Newbie here. I have been experiementing with different percentages of oils to try to find a soap I really like. Trying some today which are only 10 days old I notice the ones without Shea Butter bubble and lather SO much better than the ones with. Is this just typical of this stage of...
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    Cant find Freezer Paper in UK. Looking for alternative Lining solutions.

    Hi, I cant find freezer paper in the uk and was wondering what other uk soapers use to line their molds? My molds are 1.5 litre plastic loaf molds. I have tried parchmont paper and cling film (seran wrap) but neither worked well. (Parchmont wouldnt stick with tape and cling film ruffled...