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  1. Grantxw8

    Saponification vs Cure vs Drying

    Hi Guys, Quick question on a subject that has bothered me for years. A long time ago I was involved in a discussion along the lines of this post's title. It centred around Castile soaps and leaving them to "mature", for lack of a better word for up to a year. I recall that I did a little...
  2. P

    CP soap gained weight!

    Hi guys, I know that a common method to check whether a CP soap is done curing is by weighing it - once it stops losing weight, aka the water stops evaporating, you're good to go. Now, I'm having a pretty unusual issue, at least I haven't heard of it before. My soap was made with 1.1 : 1...
  3. L

    Can I cure soap in a sealed container?

    My assumption is no, but I figure it's worth asking. I've got a batch of cold process soap curing right now and the scent is a little overpowering. Whatever room I put it in becomes inundated with the [refreshing] peppermint scent of the bars and is difficult to spend any amount of time in...
  4. D

    Help! Ginger too strong

    I made a fun Ginger, Carrot and Turmeric Soap for your face. I used homemade ginger tea as part of my lye water solution. I did a lather test and the antiseptic properties of Ginger is very strong right now on my skin. Should I expect it to become more gentle with curing since the water will...
  5. M

    Fast Curing

    hi everyone ! i want to cure my recipe faster (50%OO, 28%CO, 12%Beef Tallow, 10%Castor, 5%Super Fat) right now i use 38% water as a % of oils , and i read that the discount of water help to cure soap quickly. so how much discount i need to make ? Or do you suggest me to add any other...
  6. P

    A bath to help cure insomnia?

    Hello all! I'm new to this forum and I'm trying to help cure my sleep issues one step at a time and I'm now giving baths a go to see if it can help me relax and detoxify. I developed insomnia after an operation last year and now I would just like to get back on with regular life; not waking up...
  7. E

    Salt Bars?

    Hi everyone! I made my first salt bars yesterday, and I'm wondering about a few things. Do they go through gel phase? I didn't use a colorant, so they're pure white, and they never got that "gel phase" look that my regualar cold process soap gets. I know they get really hard really fast, so...