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  1. CMars

    What to do when you see someone stealing other people's soap designs?

    Hi there, This is more of a comment or question I guess about integrity. A soaper I follow on a social media outlet makes exact replicas of other people's soaps that I have seen on websites, and youtube, and copied one of my own soaps. Has anyone else heard of this happening? I can't really...
  2. CMars

    making bathbombs for a market - how far ahead should I make them?

    Hi there! I have two market dates in October (7th and 14th) and I want to sell some bathbombs and truffles this time, but I'm unsure how far ahead I can make them. It's summer now obviously and where I am it's super humid and pretty hot some days so I'm kinda holding off on making them...
  3. CMars

    Stubborn ash won't go away

    I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but it seems i get ash on all my soaps - whether I spray with alcohol, water discount, put the soap in a heated oven, or not. What's going on? Could it be that I use extra virgin olive oil? Or am I just not discounting enough - I usually soap at 32%...
  4. CMars

    Want to buy shampoo bar by Canadian soapmaker

    Hi, I've been trying to find a good shampoo bar. I've never used any solid shampoos other than my own but I'm not happy with the recipe yet. I would like to try something that's tried and true so to speak just to see what a good quality shampoo bar is like. I'd prefer to buy Canadian if...
  5. CMars

    Crumbly Salt Bars HP - how to fix

    Hey! I've tried searching this on the web and haven't come up with anything... Has anyone ever tried soaking or spraying their salt bars with water to rehydrate them to stop crumbling? I made my first salt bars yesterday HP and am very happy with the results. I cut when they were still hot and...
  6. CMars

    Hot Process soap floats! Never went to vaseline

    Hi, I'm pretty new to this forum. I'm posting because I made a batch of hot process soap that didn't go through the phases normally described. It went from trace pretty much to mashed potatoes with a little applesauce in between. But it never got to vaseline stage - at that point it had been...
  7. CMars

    Hi everyone! My first post!

    Hello Soapers! Another newbie here, just started soaping a bit more than a month ago and joined the forum today! Can't wait to chat with you all :D