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  1. B

    Fragrance for Sea Themed Soap

    I was planning to make some under sea themed soap for my niece on her birthday. But, I dont know what fragrance to use. The only fragrance come to my mind is aqua, but, kids wont like it. I am from India, so, fragrance options are less here. I made a trial soap today, attaching the pic. Can...
  2. S

    New to the Forum! Hello, questions on Clear M&P bases

    -Hey to anyone reading this and thanks. I recently started a journey to create a cosmetic product with my fiance. The product is a “soap brow”. -Im looking to make a hard soap that has a stickiness and sets dry when combined with a small amount of water. -the soap bases i have tried are...
  3. coastmutt

    Hey Beginners! What was your first ever soap attempt?

    Back in the days of pre-covid (ie 2018), my high school self decided to try a good old melt 'n pour peppermint soap! It was an absolute mess to make, overscented, covered in glycerin sweat, and I loved it. After this, I learned how to properly measure my ingredients and started branching out to...
  4. A

    Can you use CP soap as a base for M&P?

    Hi all! I was wondering if you could just make a generic CP soap with very good bubbles and lather, for example 90%Coconut oil, 10% Castor Oil, and some sugar, but NO superfatting, and then just melt it and add 5% of oils purely for conditioning, for example Shea Butter and Olive oil. Would it...
  5. E

    Cp+melt and pour in one batch?

    I've put a layer of melt and pour inside my cp soap twice and both times it made the cp part dry and crumbly. I know melt and pour can pull moisture out of the air so I'm wondering can it pull moisture out if the cp soap too? Do I need to use less lye in my recipe if I plan to do a melt and pour...
  6. C

    Tetra EDTA

    Hi everyone! New member here :) So I’ve been making soaps with melt and pour. Specifically goats milk melt and pour from Stephenson. The base is great to work with and provides a creamy lather but when rinsed off, leaves a stickiness. When my hands are completely dry, that feeling is gone...
  7. WonderfulSoaps

    My first Melt-&-Pour!

    Hey ya`ll! I made my first melt-&-pour soap and im super happy with the result! Im very nervous they will sweat so i've wrapped them in saran wrap and put them in am air tight container, If any one has any tips for packaging more professionally please tell me them all! Anywho, thank you for...
  8. C

    Can i use liquid hand sanitizer for getting the bubbles out of my soap?

    Hi, this might be a silly question but can i use liquid hand sanitizer to pop the bubbles after pouring my soaps? the ingredients are
  9. C

    melt and pour shampoo bars, which oils to use?

    Hi! I'd like to make melt and pour shampoo bars but I'm having a hard time understanding which oils I can use. I have: coconut oil sweet almond oil avocado oil olive oil grapeseed oil jojoba oil I usually use clear glycerin soap base or aloe vera base. I would love any tips or suggestions for...
  10. H

    Epsom salt soap

    Hello, I want to make Epsom salt soap with a melt and pour base. I know you can use seas salt, but wondering if anyone has any experience doing this. Does the salt dissolve? Or do I need a suspension base? What's the ratio, should I just follow the same % as oils? Also does anyone know the...
  11. Stephd31

    Translucent and Opaque soap - how is it done?

    Hi Everyone, I have long been obsessed with opaque and translucent soaps together. So I have been working on making translucent soap without burning down the house, but working with everclear does terrify me. Have any of you done this type of soap? Is it just transparent soap poured on top...
  12. TheDragonGirl

    Melt and Pour D20s

    I had a lot of fun making these! I thought I'd share. The mold was made with Ecoflex 00-30 Super Soft Platinum Silicone, and Its my very first custom mold. I'm using WSP's detergent free melt & pour base, in clear, with their stained glass violet liquid color, and super sparkle mica, and...
  13. L

    Melt and Pour Vodka Soap Recipe

    Hello, I'm just getting in to making melt and pour soap. I've made a couple easy batches just adding some essential oils. I would like to start adding some liquor to a couple batches to do some more novelty type soaps. Was wanting to see if anyone had an idea of what kind of ratio to use and...
  14. Holoi

    My first ever M&P attempt, recipe advice needed.

    Hello you lovely lot. As I'm more scientific and a bit OCD in the kitchen, I identified, a long time ago, I'd probably be better suited to soap making than food making. So yesterday I gave it a go and loved it. However the results were not perfect and I be grateful of some advice to get my...
  15. S

    My transparent soap story.

    Hi! This is my first soap post. I’ve been trying to make transparent soap. Recipe went well and during cook, the soap was totally clear. I could see to the bottom of my pot and into China. Next with clarity test using cold water in a clear glass the soap looked like glass. Sounds great right...
  16. TheCandleGuy

    How to increase lather in glycerin M&P soap?

    I have been experimenting with soap making and I bought some Stephenson clear glycerin soap base. I've been experimenting for a couple of months, but I am not at all more than a little experienced. By itself the Stephenson's base is great. It lathers great and as expected. I do put some oils in...
  17. C


    Can I use a "eau de toilette" for my fragrance in my melt and pour? I have a bottle that I love and would love to be able to use it instead of my other oils.
  18. T

    Question about melt and pour soap additives

    I'm very very new to soap making. I want to make the soap mine as much as I can. So I bought some clear m&p(Crafters Choice™ Detergent Free Clear MP Soap(Is That one good?Again Newbie)) And I was wondering if I could add Shea butter or coconut butter and all those kinds of things. And how much...
  19. Crombie

    "Hand Molding"?

    Is there anyway to hand mold Melt & Pour soap. My daughter wants to form it into balls. Can you wait until it cools down and do this - and, if so, what temp. Or is it even possible.
  20. Crombie

    Greetings from the Shenandoah Valley!

    I made my first soap three weeks ago - a cocoa and peppermint body bar recipe I found on the internet. My co-workers loved it! I do not have a creative bone in my body but stayed up that night and gave my soap a name and logo and label and wrapped them - really cute. Right now I am only doing...