cold process soap

Soapmaking Forum

Help Support Soapmaking Forum:

  1. kelly2019

    help with layers in a sunflower mold

    I want to make a CP salt/spa bar and have a salt layer on bottom, but I want to do the reg recipe on top where the flower design is, (which means on bottom since I'll be pouring into the silicone sunflower molds.) Will I pour my reg batter in and then wait until it hardens somewhat.... add the...
  2. K

    Drying Cold Process Soap!

    I have made couple of batches of soaps already but all of them dries my skin. 1 was cured for 6 weeks The others 4 weeks. They are not lye heavy. I used soap calc and brambleberry calculators. These are unscented soaps. These are also a coMbination of gelled and ungelled soaps. My skin doesn’t...
  3. V

    Cold process soap - sweating

    Hi soapmakers, I have my cold process soap in storage and it`s winter here in Australia. I`ve noticed beads of sweat on all of my soaps. I store them in cardboard boxes with 2 holes on each side for ventilation. Will this clear up naturally on its own when the winter ends or what is the best...
  4. Josie

    Hello from London, UK

    Hi guys, I'm Josie, new to the website and semi-new to soaping. I've found lots of content on this site super useful and although I don't have much to share when it comes to advising because Lord knows I'm still learning, I will try to to get involved. A bit about my soaping experience -...
  5. L

    German Chocolate Cake with cold process and melt and pour soap

    my first cake.
  6. K

    Sticky Crumbly Layer!!

    Hi, soap pros. I've been making hot and cold process for about a year now, experimenting with different recipes to find one that works well for me. In my latest experiment, I attempted to make a three layer cold process soap - Peppermint Mocha. I used a recipe that I'd made 5 previous times -...
  7. candicec003

    CP salt soap

    Hi, I'm interested in making a salt bar but I'm a soaper who intentionally avoids gel phase. I'm wondering if the salt bars have to go through gel phase or not. Also any feedback on salt bars would be appreciated. Thanks
  8. T

    Coconut Oil separating during Cold Process?

    This is my second time making soap, the first time went perfectly, I used olive oil and my soap came out great. This time I used Coconut Oil and did the exact same thing. It was perfect once I hit trace, but then it thickened up extremely fast. The top of my mold looks like one big thick mess...
  9. CMars

    Want to buy shampoo bar by Canadian soapmaker

    Hi, I've been trying to find a good shampoo bar. I've never used any solid shampoos other than my own but I'm not happy with the recipe yet. I would like to try something that's tried and true so to speak just to see what a good quality shampoo bar is like. I'd prefer to buy Canadian if...
  10. soapmage

    Rainbow Soap

    My DH still has my good SLR camera and he's out of town, so I had to take photos with my really old Kodak digital camera. But until I get my SLR back, here's some better pics of the rainbow soap I attempted. I would have preferred more even layers and a brighter red. The yellow bled a bit and...
  11. CelestaMoon

    Cinnamon EO in CP Soap

    Hi soapers, I have just whipped up a batch of cinnamon cold process soap but i am so scared and nervous that i may have used too much cinnamon EO. it was a pretty small batch it made about 30oz and i added about 2 tablespoons of cinnamon eo. it is cinnamon bark, can anyone tell me if this was a...
  12. W

    salt in middle of soap log

    I followed a recipe to add soap to middle of soap. it all turnwed out beautifully but the part wher the salt was has now caused the soap on either side not to meld together. the salt is wet as well. how can I fix this? can I make a small batch of soap and pour it between the other two layers...
  13. K

    What is the best type of colorant for making a pink cold process soap?

    What does everyone recommend using to color cold processed soap a pretty pink color?
  14. tildy


    LAST CALL for NORWEGIAN WOODS, BLACK MISSION FIGS, & SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE fragrances oils DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. All parties enter into transactions at their...