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    Admitting the problem is the first step- NaOH solution

    ResolvableOwl, you left me speechless! Absolutely great! So one option would be to go saturated- a excellent idea. I titrated it yesterday with HCl 2M ,and got 281 gr/L. several times, so it seems accurate. Given that I usually use 2:1 water: lye solution that makes sense. In addition, I...
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    Experimenting with Zany's No Slime Castile

    Thank you for writing your thoughts, TesolvableOwl! I definitely intend repeating that, this is not a finding that can go by just like that. Maybe in some way or another there has been a mixup, so it's important for me to validate. I'm starting to suspect there has been some mixup, and plan to...
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    Experimenting with Zany's No Slime Castile

    Actually I was very surprised too, to the point where I went back to my notes to make sure I didn't mix up the numbers on the soaps. But Indeed it's a very nice soap, although now that we're discussing, I remember it did take it several days to get to traces. Even after I though it had traced...
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    Admitting the problem is the first step- NaOH solution

    Thank so you much Peachy Clean Soap, I will definitely look up both resources. I have Kevin Dunn's book, and I will also search in DeeAnnA's website. See what I can come up with... Tara_H, what a marvelous idea! Thank you! Where I work we have an accurate balance and a pipette, so all I need...
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    Admitting the problem is the first step- NaOH solution

    So, I have a problem (other than being addicted to soap making). A few years ago I made a NaOH solution, but did not have a chance to use it. I marked it very clearly as NaOH (as one should), but did not write down its concentration. Since then we have moved twice, and the volume changed. In...
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    Experimenting with Zany's No Slime Castile

    Needless to say, ZNSC is one of everyone's most favorite threads, and mine as well. In addition to the great, true and tried recipe, it is very helpful, has tons of good ideas and good advice, highly inspirational, and generally makes you (me) want to just go and make some soap, which I'm...
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    Pure Canola Oil Soap

    Well, that definitely makes me feel stupid, but at the same time very happy (since I can use them right away!) 😁 So the "Legend of the forgotten soap" found in the a distant cupboard after years, presenting miraculous qualities, is just a legend, after all? :) Thank you, that's the right way...
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    Pure Canola Oil Soap

    LOL, as I only made two bars of each, and they turned out usable, and I used leftover oil, I am happy with it :) I was under the impression that these "castilikes" need a year-long cure to bring out their full potential, so I took a deep breath before making them, and am ready for another six...
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    Pure Canola Oil Soap

    Hi, I had about the same contemplation, but the scientist won :) (plus I was running out of soap :)) However, I didn't have canola/rapeseed, I made five very small batches with faux sea water according to Zany's no slime castile recipe (masterbatching NaOH) and used: Olive (100) olive (90)...
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    Short/Mini Immersion (Stick) Blender?

    Hi, I was asking myself the same question, for the same purpose (great minds etc.). I ended up ordering two products from Ali Express: This one and this one Unfortunately I haven't had the time to try them yet.. will update once I do.
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