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  1. J

    Does EDTA make a soap feel less harsh?

    I have made soap with a hardness level of 60, cleansing #27, conditioning only 35, bubbly 32, creamy 38, INS 179. I added EDTA for the first time ever, and although I only made it a few days ago, it does not feel very harsh to me. (I usually feel the need to use hand cream shortly after washing...
  2. 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...
  3. V

    Conditioner Bar Melts

    Hey, I am new in this forum, but I came here to hopefully get help with our conditioner bar problem. They are melting ! We live in the Philippines, so it is very humid and hot, but our shampoo bars have no problem with that . But for some reason our conditioner bars are kinda soft and keep on...
  4. Purplerain

    2nd batch at 4 weeks - a bit drying?

    My second batch of soap is now 4 weeks old so I was very excited to try it out today. It lathered beautifully, seems suitably hard and smells divine but seemed a bit drying on my face and slightly stung my eyes. This is the recipe: 55% lard 20% OO 20% CO 5% castor oil Rose garden fo The...
  5. H

    Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles !

    How to increase bubbles in soap and what is the bubbly/creamy soap calc number ratio to aim for? My recipe contains 5% castor, 10% coconut (I don't like a bar that is too cleansing so my cleansing no is about 10, conditioning about 50), bubbly/creamy numbers are 12/40, I have also added sugar...