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  1. catswithmasgicbomb

    Help! Shower steamer/bath both having white spot after drying

    So I was testing my recipe for shower steamers and because I am in the United Kingdom, which is very humid most of them, I modify those testing receipts and I have my receipt with NO CARRIER OIL and NO WATER at all. The ingredient I am using are: Baking Soda Citric Acid Dry Flour (The 2nd...
  2. chirag_jj

    Soap SUNK in MIDDLE - CP

    URGENT!! SOS I made my very first batch of 100% coconut oil soap (in loaf mould). An hour after putting the batter in the mould, the soap solidified BUT the middle portion of the top part sunk a bit ... Is there any solution or a way to prevent this?? COLD PROCESS 100% Coconut Oil 28% of Oil...
  3. Kitkathy07

    Help! Partial Gel - Goat’s Milk and Honey

    Hi all! I need your help, advice, tips, and/or tricks. I’ll take it all 😢. I made an oatmeal, goats milk and Honey soap that partial gelled on me. I applied powdered milk to water and 1/2 tsp of honey then froze. Added lye to the ice, soaped at 93 degrees oils and 95 degrees lye. Put in mold and...
  4. CelestialLizzie

    How much ice to use while keeping the soap hot?

    I recently made my first batch of soap as an adult, and… kind of a nightmare. First part of the nightmare I literally spent almost an hour trying to mix the lye with all my distilled water frozen in cubes since I heard (can’t remember where from) that 100% frozen liquids was a good idea, and I...
  5. Nicolesica

    Oh Lordy, I need help

    Since I’m new, I feel like I should start off with I do know how to make soap. My son had eczema when he was little, so my only option was to make his soap—he’d break out using anything else. But they weren’t fancy soaps, by any means. Purely utilitarian. But a couple years ago, I met the most...
  6. DomTheDillyHoo

    I need help with kaolin clay

    Hello! I read somewhere that you should be putting 2/4 grams of kaolin clay per pound of oils (.5 - 1 teaspoon), and you should be mixing kaolin clay with 1 part clay and 1 part water. Lets say for my recipe im adding 8 grams of kaolin clay.. Should I be putting 8 grams of the kaolin clay+water...
  7. H

    What's the "saponification value" of honey?

    I've made a few batches of soap with honey as an additive (60 grams per kilo of oil). I noticed the soap is a bit slow to set, and the soap residue in my equipment was a bit oilier than usual. So, I got to thinking, honey is acidic so it probably reacts with lye. I tried removing the honey as an...
  8. C

    Liquid Palm Oil at Room Temperature

    Hi all! First time post here! I’ve made a few batches of CP soap and it was time to resupply, so I bought some ingredients from Brambleberry including two pounds of Palm Oil. When it arrived it was quite liquid, which didn’t concern me because I expected it to get to the 95 degree melting point...
  9. G

    Getting rid of sheep tail tallow's smell

    Hello everyone I have rendered some sheep tail tallow using this method But unfortunately I was unable to get rid of the strong smell. I tried to make liquid soap with it using 45% tallow with 1%superfat but the smell was too strong. Any help is appreciated.
  10. H

    Is there a way to dry lye grains?

    I just opened my supplies cabinet after a week, and realized I had left the lid off my tub of lye. I have had rainy weather so the air moisture is up, too. As a result, it looks as if at least some of my lye has deliquesced, that is to say, absobed enough moisture from the air to dissolve in it...
  11. A

    Why is my soap green and no color was added?

    Hey guys!! I recently tried a new recipe for a neem oil baby soap and when I went to cut the soap and noticed the inside was GREEN. Again no colorant was used at all. Please help!!!!
  12. H

    Can anyone help me?

    Hey everyone I’ve recently started making candles and at first they were turning out perfectly but now they’re looking frosty and I’m not sure why. I use soy wax and let them set in a silicone mould As you can see in the photo attached I get little holes in certain areas aswell as the whole...
  13. R

    Help! White streaks/spots in soap

    Hello everyone! I’ve been making soap for a few months now, and I keep getting batches with white spots on them. I think it’s either titanium dioxide or kaolin clay. Any ideas? How can I prevent it in the future? Thanks In advance!
  14. WonderfulSoaps

    My first Melt-&-Pour!

    Hey ya`ll! I made my first melt-&-pour soap and im super happy with the result! Im very nervous they will sweat so i've wrapped them in saran wrap and put them in am air tight container, If any one has any tips for packaging more professionally please tell me them all! Anywho, thank you for...
  15. slspencer

    Glycerin rivers or lye heavy?

    It seems like this year sucks in general even for my soap making. I keep having new problems pop up, I've never seen this before in my soaps and I'm just making sure that it's not a lie issue. After cutting it there were some scraps and I then ph tested it and it seems fine, but what about the...
  16. Devivi

    Beginners gel phase question

    I’ve made two batches of cp soap so far so i am obviously still learning! Sorry this is kind of long... My first batch of soap (coconut sunflower and olive oil) i mixed when the lye water was still rather warm to the touch, placed the mix into a glass bowl (pyrex brand) wrapped in an old cotton...
  17. goat soap rulz!

    Best colorants for CP soap?

    Hey yall! It's me again! I recently got into coloring soap, but have been making soap for 3 ish years. And I have found it extremely overwhelming to find colorants... I got the royal upgrade from mad micas, and I thoroughly enjoyed them, but the TD wasn't very pigmented. I have used almost all...
  18. E

    Alternative scenting ideas?

    Hi! I’m new to soap making, as in I haven’t even done it yet lol! But I would really like to get started, I just have one question. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin. I use fragrance free soap currently, but I want to have fun with scents! But essential oils leave me breaking out in rashes. When...
  19. NewToSoapMaking

    Where do I start?

    Hello all. I’m new to all this. I’m in South Wales and I think I’m trying to gallop. I’ve bought everything I could need. But I’m just waiting on my first ‘melt & pour’ blocks to arrive to start, I hope I’ll progress to the oil&lye method soon. I’ve started looking at all the legalities and...
  20. Vickyn

    Small sized Molds. Newbie needs some help

    Hi guys. I'm new to soap making with CP. I've done melt and pour a lot, mainly because I have a really small apartment, but I want to control the ingredients and oils. So my issue is small sized moulds and keeping the mixture liquid enough to pour. I've read A LOT of advice on various threads...