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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Katy Brown

    Soapcalc down?

    I sure that this has come up recently I just can find the thread. Has any one else not been able to use soapcalc in the last week?
  9. AliciaE

    Newbie with TONS of questions

    Hi all! To say I’m new to the art of cold pressed soaping would be an understatement. My husband decided out of nowhere that he thought we should get into soap making and start a small side hussle at the local market for fun. Being the DIY, craft crazy nut I am, I jumped right on board. That...
  10. S

    Beer Soap Complication

    Hello, a couple of days ago I tried to make a beer soap. Now after 4 days it doesn't smell the way it should. I added a lot of cedarwood and blood orange essential oil, but the smell just went away. Can anyone tell me why is that so? This is my recipe: 87g lye 174g flat boiled beer (dark...
  11. TinaB82

    Hi I’m Tina

    Hey guys I’m new here... Found your forums when searching for ways to replace coconut oil in solid soap recipes because of allergies in our home... I have been looking at and thinking about making my own soaps since roughly 2004/2005 but just haven’t yet due to the expense factor... Recently...
  12. Colton.Croft

    Pine Tar Soap

    Hello, Questions about the pine tar soap I attempted to make, I think it worked, but we will see. Here is the recipe i used, Olive Oil 17 oz Palm oil 16 oz Fractionated coconut oil 8 oz Lard 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4 oz Beeswax 4 oz Cocoa Butter 7 oz Pine Tar 4.5 oz My water and lye was...
  13. K

    Help please! Soap smells like fish.

    Hi! I'm very new to this and just tested my first batch which was a peppermint and pine scented cold process. I used coconut oil, olive oil, and lard for this soap. The soap smells wonderful until it gets wet. Once wet it smells like fish. My husband says I don't smells like fish but the bar...
  14. AnnaNikole

    Bath Bomb recipe critique.

    Hi all, I run a small shop on Etsy selling my handmade bath products. All has been going well so far and my bombs have gotten great feedback, but the only problem/complaint is that they’re sometimes too soft and don’t hold together well during shipping, even though I pack them very well. I’d...
  15. kaysejean

    Help with Adding Photos to Media

    Hello all. I hope I didn't miss something already addressing this, but I didn't find anything when I searched. I think I have something odd happening when I try to add photos of my soaps to the Media section. I am trying to create some albums, and add my soapy pictures to them. Unfortunately...
  16. K

    Drying Cold Process Soap!

    I have made couple of batches of soaps already but all of them dries my skin. 1 was cured for 6 weeks The others 4 weeks. They are not lye heavy. I used soap calc and brambleberry calculators. These are unscented soaps. These are also a coMbination of gelled and ungelled soaps. My skin doesn’t...
  17. M

    Is my batch ok??

    Hello, I've just made the three cold process soaps so far, and the last one seems a bit weird. The other two were internet recipes and they came out fine (except in No.2 I experienced what I now know to be almost 'seize'). But this last batch seems really, really soft. For this I used a recipe...
  18. Kelly Frizzell

    HELP, is there a tutorial for how to navigate the forum?

    I have a few questions: 1. I often seem to get lost on this forum. Sometimes when I log in, I can see/find what I am looking for and other times I cannot. I just spent about 20 minutes (OK, I am just guessing on the actual time - but it feels like that long, or longer) trying to find the...
  19. C

    Gobstopper soap

    Hi everyone, I would like to make a gobstopper soap, meaning a soap that’s round and has many layers just like a gobstopper. How do I make this happen? Every feedback is appreciated as this is quite important to me! (Its for a school project)
  20. Maaki

    Three ingredient soap recipe- Avocado, coconut, cocoa

    Hello guys. Im new to the forum and first post here :). Im somewhat of a newbie and I am planning on making a very m̶o̶i̶s̶t̶u̶r̶i̶z̶i̶n̶g̶ conditioning and luxurious bar trying to use exclusively avocado oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter in HP and would like your opinions on the matter. The...
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