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    Bath Bomb Help - Crumbly/Powdery

    Hi all! I've been reading through some of the threads and I can't seem to quite figure out what is wrong with my bath bombs. It took a little longer than usual for them to dry (left them for nearly 2 days to completely dry) and when they did, they seemed fine when I took them out of the molds...
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    Castile Soap Turned Out Crumbly

    I'm new to soapmaking and am looking to make a Castile bar soap using only organic extra virgin olive oil and lye (I've been buying one, but it's so expensive!). I decided to use a hot process method with a crockpot, as I know Castile soap and Savon de Marseille were traditionally made in...
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    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 -...
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    Help! What happened!?

    Ok- I had this happen to me for the second time....and this time it was on 37#s of soap and I could scream, or cry...or both! Anyways, it's been the same fragrance and color scheme both times: NG Flower Child FO Recipe: 25% coconut, 25% palm, 25% olive, 15% cocoa butter & 10% avocado oil...
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    Crumbly salt soap....argghhh :-)

    I haven't been making soap long but I've been having such a good time with it. Today, as an after-work, relaxation activity, I decided to experiment with muted colour and my new essential oils, to make Lime and Ginger Salt Soap. Everything went really well until I took it out of the mold about...
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    can the battery dying in scale effect accuracy?

    hello, two nights a go i made a facial soap with activated charcoal powder. i made 4lbs of soap and used 1 and a half tablespoons of charcoal powder. i used my handy digital kitchen scale to make sure everything was measured properly. i unmolded and cut the soap today and it seems a tad...