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  1. victrix

    Question about alkanet root powder..

    So I bought some alkanet root powder for soap a couple years ago, but never ended up using it. It's completely unopened, and has been stored away from sunlight in a cool location. I'm trying to use it in an infusion, but I'm honestly not sure now if this is even alkanet root at all? Everything...
  2. 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...
  3. Loqueris

    Hot filling help?

    Hey all, First time posting here. Hoping someone can help! I make and sell a natural deodorant product that’s coconut oil based. Currently, I melt all the ingredients in a large boiler and then hand pour the semi-viscous solution into the individual containers. It’s effective, but tedious and...
  4. R

    Total Newbie!

    Hi there, Thank you for letting me join the group. I have been talked into making my sons christmas gifts for his school friends and he wants to make soap for the girls! Now I am a crafty person, though my love is fabric, I wont say no to trying this out, even though it fills me with...
  5. S

    Help!!! Ants are eating my soap!

    help!!! ants are eating my soap! they first started eating after 4 days when i start to cure my soap. is it normal? the ingredients that i used are... calamansi juice (lime) 1.25oz aloe vera 1.40 oz coconut oil 7.2oz olive oil 8.8oz water 6.8oz lye 2.28oz tea tree essential oil 0.50 oz...
  6. S

    How long does it lip balm to harden?

    I just made some lip balm earlier today using (in descending order) 2.5 TBSP Coconut oil 2 TBSP Beeswax 1.5 TBSP Shea Butter 2 tsp Castor Oil 1/2 tsp Argan Oil just a teeny bit of Vitamin E oil some lip safe essential oils I thought putting them in the fridge would harden them up...
  7. C

    Pool of liquid in soap mold, Overheating

    I recently made a batch of coconut, olive oil, and aloe vera soap. I used two different types of coconut oil, one was virgin, unrefined and the other was expeller pressed; which together made up 60% of my oil in the batch (and I used an 8% superfat). I decreased the amount of liquid I mixed...
  8. C

    cp soap gone wrong. twice in one week.

    So, my two different batches of cp soap this week didn't turn out the way i wanted. First, my milk soap with honey and oats overheated so that it got a layer of oil on top. Fragrance really is the culprit. I have rebatched this soap after i had unmolded and cut it. The second batch gone bad...
  9. M

    Using Puree's and Juices in CP soap??

    I have not yet made CP soap, however I know of a very, very successful soap maker who uses real purees and juice's in his soaps. From all the research I have done about this, everything and everyone I've seen has said this is a huge no, no. Also, he does not use any preservatives. Can someone...