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  1. Quanta

    My spreadsheets for formulating/cost/testing

    I made some spreadsheets for formulating products such as lotions, shampoo, conditioner, sugar scrubs, basically anything but soap. This is not a lye calculator and there are other spreadsheets out there to calculate the cost of soap. This spreadsheet allows you to tweak the percentages of a...
  2. E

    Would This Formula Need Poly-20?

    I found a new bubble bath base, but it's a little different from what I am used to, so I am not sure if it would require something else before adding color or fragrance like poly-20. base formula is: Water/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis...
  3. DessertGuru

    Powered Caffeine Usage in CP Soap

    Here's a question out of left field... Does anyone have any experience using pure powered caffeine and adding it to a cp soap formula to make a caffeinated soap? Specifically - I want to use - The Caffeine Powder is...
  4. DessertGuru

    Formula Help Request

    Hi... Total newbie here and need some direction on making bar soap formula using the following ingredients. We're currently making a lip balm using these ingredients and I would like help to translate them into a workable formula to make a bar soap. Can someone offer any suggestions on a...
  5. StoneCottageSoapworks

    Crystal Clear Self Made Melt and Pour Soap Information

    Greetings! I have been researching Crystal Clear Self Made Melt and Pour Soap and have found quite a bit of information and books as well. I had looked into this 10-15 years ago but didn't pursue it any further. So far I have seen discussions on soapmaking message boards but many of them are...
  6. GVKW

    Soleseife soap using soft oils... is it possible?

    Hi all! Trying to formulate a recipe for a client's special request custom batch - he wants a soap that looks like sushi rolls, with as-authentic-as-possible ingredients. I've always got avocado and rice bran oils and I've already sourced salmon oil, but I still need hard oils, even though...
  7. K

    Formulating Recipes?

    Hi everyone! I'm pretty new to soap making, but am really trying to start my own business! I'm active duty Navy and would like to have something going for when my contract is up. I'm currently working on formulating my own recipes for what will eventually be my own products. I guess my...
  8. N

    Clay Cleanser - Emulsifier Needed?

    Hi! I just have a quick question. I'm hoping to make a cleansing grains of sorts using mainly bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and baking soda. I want to make it including a carrier oil, so it has a creamy, moist consistency. Would this need an emulsifier? I'm just worried that the dry...
  9. ParadiseFarm

    Formulating recipes advice for fast or slow tracing

    Hi, I've been working on formulating soap recipes using fatty acid profiles. My question is can you look at a recipe and tell if it will trace really fast? That would be more to do with the oils wouldn't it? What makes an oil trace quickly, does it come back to it's fatty acid profile? Or is...
  10. M

    "Ultimate Guidelines" for CP request!

    Hi all! I myself already did a couple of batches of CP soap that most turned out well. I did a lot of research on the web and in books. Nowhere I could find a really good guide for formulating CP recipes. Here, a lot of great advice is buried in the hundreds of threads. It should be...