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  1. Stephd31

    Am I over complicating this? Dividing Oils

    Hello, I plan to make a scenic soap next week and have been looking up how to divide my oils, so I mix them and my lye solution in parts. Using my standard soap loaf recipe, instead of mixing all my oils and lye in one go, I plan to divide them into smaller parts in order to have more time to...
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    Proper discard of large quantities of rancid oil

    Good morning! I have three rancid oils that I need to discard olive, sweet almond, and castor. They're all in the Soapers Choice cubitainer w/ faucet, but there is probably only about one or two pounds of each oil remaining in the cubitainer. Usually, I use up the entire batch, try my hardest...
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    Bath Bomb Books

    Hi, I've been using YouTube as an educational source on making bath bombs and have made them twice with varying success. I'd like to understand more about them so I can develop my own recipe, maybe bubble bars too. Does anyone have any book recommendations? Thank you!
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    Aloe Vera Juice - is adding a little effective?

    Good morning! I spent several months working on a soap formula that was low cost but still good. For instance, I stopped using jojoba oil in my soap. However, I still think my recipe could be improved. I've been reading a lot about Aloe Vera Juice, and I want to experiment with it, but...
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    Patchouli Essential Oil - smell after long cure

    Hi! I know that patchouli is a popular scent especially when blended with other essential oils like lavender or orange. I love patchouli myself. However, I've noticed after a long curing period, or just having the soap for several months, that my patchouli soaps smell a lot like pinesol. Is...
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    label regulations - Hong Kong

    I am a soaper in the US, selling on my website and Faire. I received an email from someone in Hong Kong wanting to purchase a substantial amount of soap. Does anyone know what they require on their labels/ingredients etc? Or really where I can look that up? I'm worried about the cost of...
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    Translucent and Opaque soap - how is it done?

    Hi Everyone, I have long been obsessed with opaque and translucent soaps together. So I have been working on making translucent soap without burning down the house, but working with everclear does terrify me. Have any of you done this type of soap? Is it just transparent soap poured on top...
  8. Stephd31

    Rosemary Oleoresin 2% turn soap muddy red?

    Hi, I'm Stephanie, and new to the forum. Let's cut to the chase. This week I did a couple of new things: Monday I made my first masterbatch from a recipe I've used several other times. (olive, palm, coconut, castor, and jojoba) I did change one thing, I added Rosemary Oleoresin to the...
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