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    Trace

    Hi. I only use essential oils but have been adding them to the oils before mixing which after reading a bit more on here I think might be wrong. The lye and oils are both in the 30-40 deg c range when mixed. I use frozen raw cows milk as the full liquid amount when making the lye. I am using...
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    Trace

    That makes sense. I will stop using the stick blender until I start making bigger batches. Thanks
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    Trace

    When I make cp soap I get it to a thin trace but by the time I have got the 2nd colour to a thin trace (only takes about 30 secs) and pouring it both colours are really thickening and difficult to pour by the 2nd or 3rd bar. Is it just because I am only making test soaps so small batches (4 bars...
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    Milk soaps and soda ash

    Don't worry I am following all the guidelines and not selling anything until I am certified.
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    Milk soaps and soda ash

    I haven't made any soap other than with milk as we are a dairy farm so only making so we can sell a product made from our milk. I am using essential oils for fragrance. I will admit to not knowing what gelling is. I am very new to this so still on a massive learning curve. I made my first lot...
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    Milk soaps and soda ash

    Hi all, I am just making my second ever batch of milk soaps. I am hoping to sell them. I am using frozen milk to make the lye. Last time they cured brilliantly and people have just started testing them for me and getting great feedback. This 2nd batch I made exactly the same base with...
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