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    Shaving soap - tallow or dripping?

    Hello soapers. UK soaper here. I want to try making some shaving soap, and after reading through this monster thread: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/my-first-shaving-soap-is-a-success.34264/ I'm about ready to try some test batches, and want to try the initial recipe (stearic acid and...
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    Lavender EO in CP soap

    Lavender EO - do you find it sticks or fades? Has anyone noticed different results based on base oils used? In one of my recipes the scent sticks fine, but in another it fades. I'm using the same bottle of EO at the same fragrance ratio, so I know it's not that. My lavender & lemon soap -...
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    "Ruth" bath bomb press

    I've acquired this bath bomb press, and I'm having a hard time producing bath bombs with it. I've been looking online for some kind of user guide, but I'm drawing a blank, so I thought I'd ask if anyone here has any ideas. The only brand name that I can see is "ruth" - this is on the top of...
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    What has happened to my goats milk soap?

    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what has caused these "bits" in my cold process goats milk soap? When I went to turn it out of the mould, it had a few little white "bits" on the surface. When I turned it out, the bottom had LOTS of these little grains, and bubbles. I looked at it...
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    Why is my Activated charcoal soap so sticky?

    Hello, all you experienced soapers! I've made a couple of batches of soap with activated charcoal, and both times they have been soft and sticky for much longer than usual. The latest batch was unmoulded after about 28 hours and was far too sticky to slice. I tried 24 hours later, no luck, so...
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    Calculating fragrance oil percentage

    I must first apologise, because I know this has been asked about a million times, and I've read numerous threads, but the more I read, the more confused I am. I'm trying to calculate how much fragrance oil it's safe for me to use. Soapcalc defaults to 0.5 oz ppo, which works out to just over...
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    What have I done wrong, any ideas?

    I've just poured a batch of CP soap, I anticipated that the FO might accelerate trace, but the batter went jelly-like as I was pouring, and the final bars look grainy. I don't know if I let the oils get too cool. (I had an almost-volcano a while back which I think was due to the fats being too...
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    Planning a rebatch. Should I add anything?

    Hello everyone, I'm new here but have been reading these boards for a couple of months now and have already learned a lot from you folks :) My first batch of CP soap was made 16th Jan, so about six weeks ago. It was the following recipe: 6oz canola oil (42.86%) 4oz coconut oil (28.57%) 4oz...
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