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  1. bat755

    Yellow (yellowish) coconut oil. Help needed.

    Hi fellow soapmakers, I'm having a hard time with my coconut oil suppliers. I usually buy it in 5 liters buckets but recently it comes yellowish and not pale white as usual. I returned to the seller the first time, came yellowish again, changed seller and it came yellow again. Look at the pics...
  2. chirag_jj

    Soap SUNK in MIDDLE - CP

    URGENT!! SOS I made my very first batch of 100% coconut oil soap (in loaf mould). An hour after putting the batter in the mould, the soap solidified BUT the middle portion of the top part sunk a bit ... Is there any solution or a way to prevent this?? COLD PROCESS 100% Coconut Oil 28% of Oil...
  3. MellonFriend

    Looking for a Coconut Scent

    I am on the hunt for a coconut scent. It can be a straight coconut, but I might be more interested in something more complex too. Maybe something with citrus notes or even a warmer vanilla twist, but I want coconut to be the main smell. I would like to get it from either Bramble Berry...
  4. Liquidsoaper

    Increasing Coconut Oil Dishsoap's suds?

    Is there anything I can add to Coconut Oil LS to increase its suds (and sud stability)––but not dilute its cleaning strength? Ideally I could add something that increases suds production and cleaning power at the same time... Right now, the dishsoap's formula is just: 76 degree Coconut Oil -...
  5. SpaceCorgi94

    Coconut layered/themed hexagonal soap (w/ dynamic top)

    So more of the hexagonals today! And an extremely small batch at that too (3 soaps in total) I think I really like this batch recipe. It sets quite hard quite quickly. Not as hard as the first time I used it, although there was quite a bit more water added to it this time that may have altered...
  6. Peaceinc

    Sodium cocoate (salt form)

    Hey guys, I’m new to this forum and am in some need of help. I’m looking for a US supplier of sodium cocoate in salt form that sells in smaller quantities. I’m using this to make a liquid chalk for rock climbing so it has to be the salt form and figured since it’s used in soaps, this would be a...
  7. 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...
  8. Anstarx

    Coconut Bubbly Shower Bar?

    I got the original recipe from the Spruce, swapped palm for lard and modified the percentages a little. My plan is to make a very bubbly shower bar that looks and smells like coconut jello. I read somewhere that soap used for body should have it's CO lower than 30%. I have fairly oily skin...
  9. 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
  10. DeeAnna

    Lip Balm need advice !

    The stronger odor and dark color of the beeswax most likely means you are using wax that has been mostly harvested from brood comb (the comb that bees raise babies in). Wax from brood comb is not something you want to use in lip balm, in my opinion. If you want wax that smells better and is...
  11. Techie Joe

    Second Batch today - Beef tallow with coconut sauce

    I love eating out. Usually the food is nicely cooked and flavorsome, but today I will be cooking this batch from home. I haven't decided on the exact recipe yet but I'm sure it will be delicious. I got some eucalyptus globus yesterday so I will adding a few drops so that the soap smells better...
  12. L

    Any MP base without coconut oil?

    Hey guys! I want to start making soap with a melt and pour base but I've only seen ones that include coconut oil. CO usually doesn't agree with my skin and I end up smelling a little funky. Do any of your know of a base that is free of it while still containing only natural ingredients? Thanks!
  13. Holoi

    My first ever M&P attempt, recipe advice needed.

    Hello you lovely lot. As I'm more scientific and a bit OCD in the kitchen, I identified, a long time ago, I'd probably be better suited to soap making than food making. So yesterday I gave it a go and loved it. However the results were not perfect and I be grateful of some advice to get my...
  14. N

    High Coconut oil soap?

    hiya, I've looked a bit through threads and surly this has come up before but i can't find anything. I use coconut oil in a lot of my soaps, not all of them but a lot. I keep it low usually 20% or less because it drys my skin out. But I'm wanting to make a coconut bar with my normal 72 or...
  15. BattleGnome

    Coconut superfat

    My googlefu either fails me or this answer doesn't exist. Is there a chart or common assumption about coconut oil % related to superfat? The general rule seems to be to use 20% co or less for a 5% SF and for 80% or more co use 20% SF. Does anyone know if those number are directly...
  16. handavaka

    Oatmeal, Coconut Milk and Honey CP

    This is my RE-designed and RE-formulated Oatmeal Coconut Milk and Honey Soap. I've made them bigger, packed with Colloidal Oatmeal, Creamy Coconut Milk and Honey! I also incorporated a Calendula Infused Oil. I just cut them, and impatiently waiting for their always. This is made...
  17. R

    Recipe review / Critique please

    So this is my 3rd batch of CP and I finally got some oils that I wanted to try. I wanted a hard moisturizing bar basically. What is not shown on the recipe is that I used whole milk in place of H2O (300g milk 80g cream) when making the lye mix (these were frozen cubes which kept the milk from...
  18. P

    High Coconut Oil Content and Superfat

    I sometimes see ingredient lists from reputable soap makers where coconut oil is the first ingredient followed by olive oil and/or rice bran oil and palm oil. I would have thought that coconut oil as the first ingredient in any soap would mean that the bar would be very drying. But these soaps...
  19. G

    Need a check and advice on a recipe

    So Christmas is coming and it's about time to craft a batch and set it to cure. And since its Christmas, I decided to gift more of a luxury, conditioning soap, than practical, cleansing one. Now I've been somewhat obsessed with making "tropical" themed soap for Christmas gifts so I figured I'd...
  20. A

    natural vanilla for cp?

    I would love to make a yummy, vanilla scented cp soap. Is there a natural way to do this? Also, any natural coconut fragrances out there? Thanks, this forum is amazing!