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  1. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    I'm torn, really. Recently I made a small purchase from a Youtube video soap star. Just some sample soaps and a lotion. (because - lotion) (lol) I was happy to get them. Her items are normally sold out within minutes of her release. Got everything, It seemed fine. Later that day/night/next...
  2. S

    Body Butter Blend and Dead Skin

    Hello I am in desperate need of assistance. I made a body butter blend that consisted of 1/4 cup of Mango butter 2tbsp of Flaxseed Oil, 2tbsp of Olive Oil 1tbsp of Manuka Honey, teaspoon of liquid vitamin k 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil and Essential oils lavender,lemon and helichrysum Butter...
  3. Y

    Face soap ingredients for all skin types

    Hello, I’m making a tea tree and charcoal face/ body soap and am trying to find out what ingredients to avoid for the face. Also, how do I determine if my other soaps are safe for use on face? I only use essential oils and natural ingredients.
  4. Sony Sasankan

    Can Calcium Lactate be substituted for Sodium Lactate?

    Im wondering if anyone has any experience using Calcium Lactate in soap making (CP or HP). Does it break down to lactic acid like Sodium Lactate does?
  5. KimT2au

    Keeping track of ingredient costs across a number of suppliers - a spreadsheet.

    Hi all, I really did not know where to place this post as I am guessing those who soap for a business probably use various accounting / order tracing software, I don't think it is applicable under general chit chat but really this could be useful for hobbyists in any of our areas of...
  6. K

    Anhydrous ingredients to enhance lip balm active absorption?

    Hi there, I missed you guys and am so happy I'm back on the forum! I was an active forum member for a few years up until about 2016, and now I finally decided to re-join you guys after consistently being put off by not being able to remember my screen name/login (or even what email I used...
  7. ParadiseFarm

    Olive oil versus Rice bran oil - am I understanding this right?

    Hi, Just checking - I've read in some places that "you can replace up to 100% of olive oil with rice bran oil" and in other places "olive oil has unique properties that you can't really substitute". I'm guessing the unique properties are the hardness (like castille soaps) so if you were using...
  8. Butterfly777

    Ingredient proportions / percentages

    Hi I am a M&P newbie :) I do not know how to figure out how much (in weight / volume or percentage) of each ingredient to put in. Per kg, how much of the batch should be lye water, how much should be a combination of the oils, the solvents, fatty acids etc. I am trying to create my own recipe...
  9. Q

    Any soap maker from Pakistan?

    Hello all! I have been into soap making since one year. The major problem I am facing is the availability of ingredients particularly of Palm Oil. I would really appreciate if someone from Pakistan may suggest me any reliable source for soap making ingredients. Regards, Qasim Quaid.
  10. xoticsoaps

    Can You Help Me Find Mango Seed Oil?

    I was working on a recipe late last night and I accidentally picked Mango Seed Oil instead of Mango Seed Butter. I didn't realize it until an hour or two ago. After I discovered this, I initially thought that they were the same, but when I checked back on Soapcalc.net I found that they have...
  11. R

    Soap additives & specialty ingredients - what do you use?

    I'm looking to hear what ingredients/additives you use, have used or plan to use in your soaps. I'm not really looking for oils unless you have a passion for one and it isn't a well known oil (like cherry seed oil I just found - expensive stuff!!) - but more like clays, infusions (herbs or...
  12. MatthewDM

    Listing ingredients

    Hello, I want to sell a beer soap on sites like etsy and my own website. When listing the ingredients can I just list the beer itself or am I required to lists all of the ingredients in the beer?
  13. B

    Body wash & Shampoo help

    Hi! I just found this interesting forum and since I'm very new in the cosmetics making industry I would like to please see if anyone can help me? I'm very interested in creating both a liquid soap that isn't runny or watery, as well as a shampoo that works well for most hairtypes. I just have...
  14. S

    Kale?

    Has anyone ever incorporated kale or kale juice into a soap recipe?
  15. T

    Calculating the Ingredients in Finished Soap

    I've tried a variety of searches but can't find the answer to this question. If someone can point me in the right direction I would very much appreciate it. Is there a calculator that anyone knows about that will show you your final soap composition after the ingredients have been saponified...
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