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  1. Jerseycity MG

    Too much clay but beautiful soap

    Hi there, I am new to this forum, making soap about 6 months and candles for about 2.5 yrs. This week I made a beautiful olive oil+coconut oil+coco butter soap and added too much clay. A.) does anyone have a rule of thumb how much clay per pound? B.) is there any way I can reuse or repurpose...
  2. Blufuz

    Lots and lots of clay

    Hey all! Inspired by this recipe Lots & Lots of Clay Soap - Humblebee & Me I wanted to see how different amounts of kaolin clay changed soap. Originally, I was trying to see how much it took to make soap noticeably whiter. I failed to take water absorption into account, and got some interesting...
  3. 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...
  4. MellonFriend

    How to Store Kaolin Clay

    How do you guys store your kaolin clay? I saw cool place out of direct sunlight. Is it okay to store it in plastic? I saw some conflicting info on that front. Also is it true that kaolin clay reacts with metal? Should I be careful to not scoop it out of the package with a metal spoon?
  5. 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!
  6. allimac

    Crafters Choice kaolin clay

    I'm not sure this is the right forum for this question so please forgive me if it's not. A soap crafting supply seller said that Crafter's Choice kaolin clay is bleached but I can find no evidence of this. In fact, in a Q/A post from 2015, WSP said their kaolin clay does not go through any...
  7. Mestiza Girl

    Kaolin Clay Recipe Help!

    Hey everybody! I'm trying to concoct an exfoliating lemon poppyseed soap for my second batch ever!! My first batch used the same oils in the same amounts and turned out pretty great (all I added to that batch was rose fragrance). I was wondering if I could apply the same percentages to this...
  8. N

    Kaolin Clay in bath bombs

    Hello everyone! I have a recipe for bath bombs and am needing to know how much kaolin clay to add to make my bath bombs more hard. I find that they are breaking so I wanted to add a stabilizing ingredient. If someone sees something wrong with my recipe please let me know. .20 oz. Epsom salt .45...
  9. L

    Kaolin Clay

    How much do you use to add slip to your soap...not as a colourant? I tried 1 tsp ppo, but I think I need more!