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  1. Devivi

    Beginners gel phase question

    I’ve made two batches of cp soap so far so i am obviously still learning! Sorry this is kind of long... My first batch of soap (coconut sunflower and olive oil) i mixed when the lye water was still rather warm to the touch, placed the mix into a glass bowl (pyrex brand) wrapped in an old cotton...
  2. E

    Alternative scenting ideas?

    Hi! I’m new to soap making, as in I haven’t even done it yet lol! But I would really like to get started, I just have one question. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin. I use fragrance free soap currently, but I want to have fun with scents! But essential oils leave me breaking out in rashes. When...
  3. SpaceCorgi94

    First soap bar.

    So I made my first bar of soap a few days ago! I used a milk carton and a makeshift vise to keep the sides from bending outwards, but have a proper setup now for future pours. It's an Olive+Coconut oil/Lard blend, which I added coffee grounds with, split into 3, and added cocoa to 2, before...
  4. SpaceCorgi94

    Any real way of finding/figuring out fragrance oil weight online?

    So I'm new to soapmaking, starting to look into incorporating scents into my soap. Golden rule up to this point of course being, measure by weight, not volume. However, every website seems to exclusively sell their product in mls, not g(rams). Some I've even found have links to recipe...
  5. Niecee

    Forgot a butter in my CP soap should I rebatch?

    I was attempting my first swirl recipe , and the next day I realized I forgot to add my mango butter. Do I hot process to save it, or is my soap ruined? 12oz olive oil 10oz coconut oil 10oz palm oil 4oz grapeseed oil 4oz mango butter 12.24oz water (10% discount) 5.64oz lye (5% sf)
  6. MeeraBubbles

    Bubble Bath Meltdown 😩😂

    Hi everyone, I’m new to making bubble bath. The original recipe i found calls for: 1/4 cup Vegetable Glycerin 1/2 cup Distilled water 1/2 cup unscented Castile soap I came up with a lovely combination of essential oils and makes my first batch. Aromatherapy wise it was perfect but my bubbles...
  7. shermluge

    water forming then Soda ash after during saponification on 3rd of my batches

    Oil % Grams Almond Oil, sweet 10 80 Avocado Oil 0 0 Castor Oil 8 64 Coconut Oil, 76 deg 10 80 Crisco, old 20 160 Olive Oil 42 336 Shea Butter 10 80 Walmart GV Shortening, tallow, palm 0 0 100 800 Soapee Lye Calculator Total Weights Total Water Weight 304 grams Total...
  8. Emma Cook

    Buttered Popcorn soaps!

    I just cut these cute little babies! :) Buttered popcorn fragrance oil and designed to resemble bags of popcorn! I used a multipour tool for the stripes and I did a yellow and white ITP swirl for the buttery popcorn. The fragrance oil smells like kettle corn!! :p I’ll have to do some cleaning...
  9. artemis

    How quickly did you start

    I'm a bull-in-a-china-shop kind of gal. I grew up with my dad saying, "if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer." So, when I decided to make soap, I bought the NaOH at the Lowe's, found a recipe online, and just tried it. I know there are a few here who also jumped right in, but more...
  10. Emma Cook

    Question about Colorants

    I’ve gotten several batches under my belt, but there’s still one thing I’m a bit confused about... Maybe it’s just me overthinking, but I’ve been wondering if there’s a “right” way to add colorants to soap. For example, I’ve read that it helps to mix colorants with a carrier oil, but my bars get...
  11. Emma Cook

    First Time Using Kokum Butter!!

    I used Kokum butter for the first time today. Used eucalyptus essential oil and textured the top. I love the way it turned out and I can’t wait to cut it with my new multi bar cutter! :) I’m 19 and I’ve only been soaping for a few months, but I’ve found my passion! I love experimenting with new...
  12. Emmeline

    New member from Leeds UK!

    Hey everyone! I’m Rebecca but I go by my middle name Emmeline! I’m Super excited to have found this soap making forum. I’ve always wanted to make my own products and figured my 2020 goal was to actually get started and stop procrastinating just watching other people make soap lol I made my...
  13. Emma Cook

    Hi! I’m Emma!(:

    Hello everyone! My name is Emma and I’m 18 years old and currently studying business administration in college. :) I guess something that I will share about myself is that I am autistic! Being on the spectrum does interfere with my daily life, but it is a huge part of my personality! I’ve come...
  14. Emma Cook

    New Soaper Here! Any advice welcome!

    Hello all! My name is Emma and I have just recently started making cold process soap. I started as a way to cope with the stress of university and I have absolutely fallen in love with it! I am a newbie, so I have a few questions: Where can I find soap recipes? Or learn how to formulate my...
  15. B

    I don't know if I need help?

    So yeah, I got into soap making (hot process) but messed it up a few times. Attepmt 1: used alluminium pot 2: PTFE pot but scratched the pot and the KOH reacted with the alluminium beneath. 3: the mixture didn't trace at ALL and after moulding it's still wet (72hrs have passed) Current...
  16. E

    My first soap recipe

    Hello guys. I am just starting out with soap-making and I would like you to help me create my first recipe. I have checked out local stores and apart from olive oil which is abundant in my country, I can find relatively cheap coconut oil and castor oil. There is also avocado and hemp oil...
  17. Emily4028

    First cocoa butter soap

    Hi all, I’m a beginner looking to make a conditioning soap with a creamy lather that leaves skin feeling super soft. I came up with the following recipe using soapcalc and several forums on this site. It’s my first time using cocoa butter. I just tried it after 1 week of curing (I couldn’t...
  18. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Hi all, just discovered this forum and am happy to see that it's active! I'm a medical lab assistant and artist on the side living on beautiful Vancouver Island, and have also been making soap casually for a couple years. I'd still consider myself a beginner as I haven't experimented very much...
  19. KiwiSoap

    Starting My Soaping Journey

    Hallo All, I've been lurking and scanning through the forums for a while and have picked out a few recipes I thought I'd like to try. Where to start, where to start? I'm certainly overthinking things but seeing the helpful guidance given to others (before and after the soap flows) I thought I'd...
  20. Mopie

    Beginner Soap Maker w/ Questions!

    Hello! I just took up the hobby of soap making recently with a kit, and have already ordered some supplies. Before I start making some beautiful melt and pour soap though, I have a couple of questions for you guys. First of all, I was watching some MP soap videos, and I noticed that almost...
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