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    Mostly tallow soap

    I really love the lard bars I make with 75% lard, 20% coconut and 5% castor.
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    Mostly tallow soap

    I like that suggestion. I'll make a pound batch of each. How long should I cure the 80% lard bars. 12 weeks?
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    Mostly tallow soap

    I stopped by a farm store for some fresh beef, and while I was there I asked about some beef fat for making tallow. He told me all he had was top quality Wagu beef fat and it was $2 a pound. I told him I didn't care about quality all that much as I wasn't going to eat it. He stared at me a...
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    Blackberry juice in hot process

    I was actually planning on boiling some down and using concentrated juice to color it after the cook, but I might try some in the lye water as well.
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    Blackberry juice in hot process

    I'll try it and let y'all know. No shortage of berries in my backyard!
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    Blackberry juice in hot process

    I was bottling a batch of blackberry vodka yesterday and of course my hands ended up stained purple. I know most botanicals turn brown in cold process, but has anyone tried coloring soap with blackberries in hot process?
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    Doesn't look like fruit

    You could make the orange in a column mold. I don't sell but my friends all say they love the way the round soaps feel in their hands. I use a pringles mold
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    “Wrecked” ring soap

    Paisley is what I thought of. Really pretty soap
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I made Eucalyptus mint HP soap yesterday and colored it with ground parsley. Hubby woke me up this morning and asked what the "green stuff" was in the coffee grinder. Oops.
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    Brine soap. Messed up again!

    I think it's really pretty!
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    Silicone vs acrylic mold

    Yes, I think this one will be especially nice as he had some melamine left over from a concrete countertop pour. Melamine is plastic coated plywood, so it ought to be nice and smooth.
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    Salt bars

    Yes. I read that hot process salt bars were hard but I didn't have much trouble. They did start drying really fast, and for me, the loaf mold worked better than individual molds. The batter was too thick for individual molds. Glad to hear they cure faster with HP.
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    Silicone vs acrylic mold

    In the end, I just got my husband to make me one in his shop. Should be ready tomorrow.
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    Salt bars

    I used fine sea salt. It feels like a million years till I can try it to see... I'm not so patient. That's why I do hot process 😂
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    Salt bars

    Thanks! It was your recipe! I got the color at hobby lobby I think.
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    Better Hunters Soap.

    I have a friend who makes a soap that is very popular with hunters. I think she just uses her regular recipe and scents it with "dirt" FO from WSP
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    Salt bars

    I'm going to attempt a salt bar. I got a recipe from this forum that specifically says use fine sea salt, but not himalayan salt. I have a book that says never use sea salt, use table salt or himalayan salt. Has anyone had bad experience with one kind of salt or another?
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    Silicone vs acrylic mold

    Well you just talked me out of that mold. I appreciate you sharing your experience and saving me $30!
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    What turned my soap yellow?

    I would love a recipe, thanks! Yes, I did. Didn't think about that, I'll go look that up. Thanks!
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