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  1. Techie Joe

    Is SoapCalc for Hot or Cold Process?

    I have read that Hot and Cod processes use up different amounts of water during making, how can we account for this in SoapCalc? How would we know about the difference in evaporation rates, etc? Is there a general guide / rule of thumb that we can follow for hot and cold?
  2. Techie Joe

    Hot Process (HP) Fluid Method (simple version)

    Hot Process (HP) Fluid Method (simple version) .. From the video: Stick Blender Hot Process from start to finish .. Expected duration: Under 30 minutes (not including preparation) .. (video included below - 44 minutes) Tools: . Large Pot (much bigger than your batch to allow for expansion) ...
  3. Techie Joe

    Second Batch today - Beef tallow with coconut sauce

    I love eating out. Usually the food is nicely cooked and flavorsome, but today I will be cooking this batch from home. I haven't decided on the exact recipe yet but I'm sure it will be delicious. I got some eucalyptus globus yesterday so I will adding a few drops so that the soap smells better...
  4. Techie Joe

    First batch - smells like a sweaty Yak

    Okay so I didn't use any fragrance, I wanted the soap to be all natural, here is what happened... I made the recipe using SoapCalc, with Olive oil, Coconut and Castor oil. Full info in the picture below. After taking a whiff of the soap mixture cooking away I decided to lob in a small bottle of...
  5. I

    Tutorial - How to make cold and hot process soap

    Tried to make this tutorial as comprehensive as possible. Walks you through the whole process - ingredients, equipment, simple recipes etc http://makingskincare.com/how-to-make-soap/
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