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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. angel01

    Olive oil cold processed

    Hi everyone Can we talk about Castile soap. Your thoughts on discounting water and cure time. I have heard it can take up to 15 months to cure? Is this true. Thoughts please and any ways to speed up the cure time just a bit lol What do you guys do ❤️
  3. V

    Olive oil soap - first attempt

    Hi there guys and gals, Just joined the forum because we have a ton of olive oil to use in soap making and I just tried for my first time but things didn't go exactly how I expected. We were trying to make soap for clothes washing and used: Olive Oil - 8 Liters Water - 1.5 Liters...
  4. K

    Phenolphthalein, pH strips, and Olive Oil Liquid Soap

    I am pulling out my hair trying to get my olive oil liquid soap right. Here's my recipe: 24 oz. olive oil 5 oz. potassium hydroxide 5 oz. water 10 oz. glycerin All went well, soap diluted just fine and was clear as a bell. I tested the pH in three different ways: pH strips...
  5. M

    Liquid Soap Color Change?

    Hi everyone, n00b here. I have only made a few batches of lye soap, and all have been successful so far. I decided to try my hand at a recipe I found online for liquid soap. The person's stock photo shows a crystal clear soap, but when I got to the final stages (3-4 hours later!) my soap was...
  6. Kittie

    Very first pure olive oil Castile soap questions.

    Hi, I am new here on SMF, but not to making soap. I've made basic CP and CPOP soaps with various oils off and on for about 2 years now. Last night I made my very first batch of Pure EVOO Castile soap. I made a 6 lb batch at 6% SF, enough for two 3lb molds and a few small bar molds. I used two...