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  1. G

    Is my soap safe to use?

    Hi there! This is my first time making soap. These are photos 24hours after molding. The visual appearance isn’t consistent some faint lighter colors, the soap is my smooth and feels consistent. No coloring added. Not sure if it’s safe to use (I hope so, $80 ingredients😱). Looked into a lot of...
  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. Zing

    container for lye?

    What container do people use when measuring lye? I use a glass container but a good portion of the lye sticks to the glass. I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks!
  4. Kiajera

    Lye Crystal's in Hot process soap

    Hi guys! I'm new here, but I have been making soap for roughly 6 years and I have encountered crystals of lye in my hot processed soap, which I also put in the oven to make a compound hp/ cpop soap with an embed. I have pics here for you to see. I'm going to re-batch it with a little more...
  5. MatthewDM

    Oil/lye mixture temperature

    Why is it important that before you mix the lye/liquid mixture with the oils that they be within 10 degrees of each other?
  6. N

    Bad Lye?

    my last batch of soap took ages to trace(it was castille and eventually did) so before this batch i had a good look at my tools and lye...I have read that Lye gets clumps in it and is then gone bad due to moisture. My container has remained sealed but i fear the distributor uses bad packaging...