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  1. Jerseycity MG

    Too much clay but beautiful soap

    Hi there, I am new to this forum, making soap about 6 months and candles for about 2.5 yrs. This week I made a beautiful olive oil+coconut oil+coco butter soap and added too much clay. A.) does anyone have a rule of thumb how much clay per pound? B.) is there any way I can reuse or repurpose...
  2. R

    Tallow (beef) recipe feedback please!!

    Hi all, I'm looking for feedback on the following recipe using beef tallow, as I haven't used tallow before. I lowered the Coconut Oil from another version of this recipe to lower cleansing to 16. Any suggestions? Thank you! Recipe Oils, Fats and Waxes Oil % Grams Castor Oil 5 76.2...
  3. muslii4

    What type of coconut oil do I have?

    Hello, I'm making my first soap for a school project. I am using Soapcalc to put together a recipe, but I don't know what type of coconut oil do I have - 92 or 76. I have a 500ml jar I bought in a supermarket, it says: I tried to look online, but I found confusing answers. This website says...
  4. Another batch of OPW

    Another batch of OPW

    With more intense colours this time. I used chrome oxide + activated charcoal for green, aquamarine mica + activated charcoal for blue, wine red mica for red and uncoloured batter for white.
  5. Cold processed bar with (too much?) beeswax

    Cold processed bar with (too much?) beeswax

    CP soap with beeswax after 14 months
  6. H

    Beeswax/Coconut oil Soot Problem

    Hi Everyone! 👋 I've been making candles for several months now and I can't seem to get rid of my soot problem. For reference, I'm using a blend of coconut oil and beeswax and wooden wicks. I don't think it's all a fragrance oil issue, because I keep my fragrance load at around 6 to 7%, and I...
  7. Iluminameluna

    Huge soleseif error I don't know how I can fix.

    Earlier this week, I created a modified version of a recipe I've already made before. A lard/OO/CO76/Castor (%: 50/30/15/5). I include a photo of my printed recipe with notes, because it illustrates the glaring mistake I made that I didn't see until just now. My oil percentages (amounts) are ALL...
  8. J

    Seven Single-Bar Batches of Soap

    I bought some Flaxseed Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter and made some sample batches. 1. Coconut Oil 144 g, Flaxseed Oil 73g, Aloe Vera Gel 82g, Sodium Hydroxide 33g It made pink soap. 2. Coconut Oil 144 g, Cocoa Butter 73g, Aloe Vera Gel 82g, Sodium Hydroxide 33g It came out a dark cream or...
  9. S

    Making pure glycerin

    Hi everyone! First time posting and I’m not sure if it’s even in the right place! Lol apologies if I am! I am relatively new to soap making but I am looking to extract pure glycerin from soap, like the kind of glycerin you buy to make your own glycerin soap from scratch mixed with alcohol etc...
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    Sunflower IMG_4651.jpg

  11. lyschelw

    70% Off Organic Coconut Oil 76F - Overstock - Very Limited.

    We need to move cases of Coconut Oil 76F. Over-ordered. No room! There is a finite number and when they are gone they are gone at this deep discount. Discount is good on a case of Coconut Oil 76F Numbers are limited and sale will end when limit has been reached. Sorry, no rainchecks. If...
  12. M

    fragrance / essential oils

    is it safe to use fragrance oil in cold process dish washing soap? I made a soap that was intended for body use but just too drying for the skin. I’ve seen a good amount of dish washing recipes with 100% CO . I’m wondering if I could use up the soap for washing dishes so it doesn’t waste :) I...
  13. C


    Hi everyone. I just started infusing different oils and I am having a few problems I tried googling but got nowhere. I used Coconut oil + DRIED mint leaves, double boiler low heat for about 4-6 hours. Strained it, canned it. It has been sitting in the mason jar for about 8 hours now and I...
  14. C

    melt and pour shampoo bars, which oils to use?

    Hi! I'd like to make melt and pour shampoo bars but I'm having a hard time understanding which oils I can use. I have: coconut oil sweet almond oil avocado oil olive oil grapeseed oil jojoba oil I usually use clear glycerin soap base or aloe vera base. I would love any tips or suggestions for...
  15. lyschelw

    30% off Coconut Oil For Soap Making Forum Members

    Use code MakingSoapCoconutOil30 Candle Cocoon Organic RBD Coconut Oil is fully refined and naturally deodorized and whitened without harsh chemicals. Natural clays are used in the "bleaching" process. Liquid...
  16. Mestiza Girl

    Kaolin Clay Recipe Help!

    Hey everybody! I'm trying to concoct an exfoliating lemon poppyseed soap for my second batch ever!! My first batch used the same oils in the same amounts and turned out pretty great (all I added to that batch was rose fragrance). I was wondering if I could apply the same percentages to this...
  17. QueenJ

    Coconut essential oil

    has anyone heard of coconut essential oil?! Is there such a thing? I’ve searched it up and there’s one company that carries it. It’s CO2 extracted. ?! But I’m so sure about it.
  18. J

    Oil percentage, is this good?

    35% olive pomace oil 35% coconut oil 15% sweet almond oil 10% avocado oil 5% jojoba I know I should try first but just wanna know if this has an automatic "Kitten Love" reaction for master soapers out here :) Comment would be highly appreaciated. I want a really really great bar so no worries on the...
  19. L

    New to M&P... question about Oils,jojoba, coconut,almond,newto soapmaking, M&P

    Hi everyone!!! I'm new to the soap making world, but am loving it so far!!! I've been practicing melt and pour soapmaking, I've gone through 25 lbs from Bramble Berry and just ordered another 25lbs from Bulk Apothecary. ( All of my friends and family have been receiving alot of soap from me!) My...
  20. divona98

    Big Lots 20% off this weekend

    If you have a Big Lots near you, it’s 20% off this weekend Jan Sat 19th & Sun 20th, in store (or online) for ‘Friends & Family’ with your Rewards card. Those big jugs of pure coconut oil ! Reg $12 so now $9.60