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  1. Kcryss

    Newbie Lessons Learned!

    7 batches of soap under my belt! Yay! Hoping this will help other new soap makers. I still don't have it all figured out, but I think I'm getting closer! Lessons learned from this forum that you will not learn from anywhere else (ex: youtube :)) 1. Olive oil soaps, whether CP or HP need...
  2. EllieMae

    My First CP Soaps!

    My first batch of cold process soap was finally *almost* firm enough to unmold! Split the batch into 4 little molds to play with colours. Two molds barely released from the mold after over a week, the other two didn’t fully gel properly. But all in, not bad for a first attempt. The most...
  3. NaturallyPosh

    First post, First batch of soap in a mold, First bath bombs!

    Hello everyone, Have been lurking for a minute, reading all the experience and much needed tips and advice. Finally made my first batch of soap in a mold today along with many many unsuccessful bath bomb batches and only two really pretty bath bombs. I have made soap before but nothing pretty...
  4. Mestiza Girl

    First Batch! Questions

    Hope everyone is having a great day so far! I'm excited to say I have finished pouring in my first batch of Wild Rose soap! Pictures attached. Now the hardest part is playing the waiting game while it gels. :( One thing I did have a question about was the gel phase. I live in a fairly cool...
  5. HLN80

    My very first batch ever!!

    Cp Goat’s milk soap, I poured it about 2 hours ago! So excited! My daughter did the coloring and swirling
  6. G

    Newbie question on first ever batch with pics

    Hello! I just joined this forum today and have spent lots of time reading all the wonderful information here... especially the pictures of failures! I was hoping to get the answer to my question there but my first ever batch is a little different. I'm suspecting perhaps lye pockets/heavy...
  7. M

    Made my first batch yesterday(failed?)

    Hello my name is Ashley. I made my first batch of soap yesterday. I used a recipe that I used off of SoapQueen.com which was 100% coconut oil, aloe Vera mantra swirl. I also used a scent of my own choice cucumber melon. However, I noticed when I unmolded it 24 hours later it was stone! I don't...
  8. K

    I needed a hobby for the winter months

    Hello, So I got the idea to make my own soap. I had a discussion with my SO about SLS and doing my own research on the net. Then I saw what stores were charging for their bars. I had made soap years ago in my university chemistry class (we used nutmeg oil we extracted in a previous class)...
  9. C

    Hi Everyone (Firstbatch done...Questions)

    Hello I just finished my first batch.....and cut it! It looks beautiful...the colors muddied a little but it was a great first try. my question is: It seems to me that its a little cracky....Why does this happen? I am trying to figure out why before my next batch so i can fix it...
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