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  1. SoulShine

    Humidity in the Home

    I`ve been using the same recipe for years...after 24 hours in the mold the soap feels dry and hard. Lately they are feeling sticky and softer. This summer I`m keeping my home warmer as my elderly mother is living with me. Does the temp and especially the humidity in the home really play that...
  2. SoulShine

    Butter Substitutions?

    I make one lotion using an almond butter blend. I`d like to get away from using any blends that contain soy or palm. My question is would i be able to just trade a blend for a butter such as Shorea butter?
  3. SoulShine

    Shampoo bar questions?

    Can anyone direct me with a link or a book to more information making the shampoo bars that look hot processed and usually made into a disc? I make an all plant oils and lye based "shampoo bar" in the shape of just a regular bar of soap. I know the ingredients coming through the cp don`t...
  4. SoulShine

    Duel Lye Question

    Not sure if this would be the correct thread for my question..sorry if it`s not. I`m wondering if anyone can point me to a soap calculator that lets you enter NAoh and KOH? Thanks for any replies.
  5. SoulShine

    Lotion sticks, salves and balm`s in paperboard

    Does anyone package their products this way? I`ve been using tins and glass. With summer temps getting hotter and hotter for longer I`m trying to get away from that. I didn`t do any festivals or market`s this summer at all, but last I was always stressing about keeping everything in the shade. I...
  6. SoulShine

    Scale recommendations.

    I need a new scale. Need it to weigh out at least 50lbs. Postal ,digital with remote and AC and USB adapters. Also a large platform. Thought you might have some recommendations.
  7. SoulShine

    Cp & hp

    I was wondering if I could safely HP freshly made CP soap in my crock pot? This is an African Black soap and while I`ve omitted using the plant materials for the lye process I have used all the correct ingredients. The reason I want to HP it is just to get the rustic look. I`ve never...