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  1. Molly Boggess

    Problems with itching/irritation in Bath Powder... what could it be?

    Hello all! First of all, I'd like to thank you all for the wealth of information on this forum! I wouldn't have been able to get to where I am now without all of your tips and tricks. I've been messing around and creating my own batches of an all natural fizzing "bath powder", basically a...
  2. bathgeek

    Powdered Pigments in Candles

    Hi folks, I branched into candles (yup, another newbie). I do wicked and wickless candles for the kinky crowd (wickless candles go in water baths or are melted with heat guns). (It's a TON of fun. Think pedicures with paraffin wax, only this is all over your whole body... ^_^) I have a soy...
  3. A

    Recipe Adjustments and Preventing Gel

    I prefer to prevent gel in my soap. I haven't managed to do it successfully (yet), but I'm still striving for that non-gelled look. I don't care for the translucent look of gelled soap - I really want my soap to look creamy. I have read and watched professional Soapers who say if you prevent...
  4. I

    Ground Saigon Cinnamon

    Has anyone used ground saigon cinnamon instead of ground cinnamon in their soap? What's your experience with it?
  5. Amanda Borgeson

    Vanilla Powder vs Oil

    Hi! I am new in this forum but have beginner's experience with soap making. I just made a batch and it was perfect, unscented this time. I used Shea butter so I can smell it in the bar soap I made, it smelled so good alone. I even added bentonite clay for impurities, after cook for my melt and...
  6. J

    natural colorants

    Hello! This is my first post in the forum, and I need some guidance. I have been making soap for only about 2 months, and I have made both CPOP and HP soaps. I purchased some natural colorants that I would like to use in my soaps, but I don't know how/when to use them. I am planning on making...
  7. QuanahRose

    Scented Dusting Powder Clumps

    The scented dusting powder I made won't shake out of its container. I put it into a round white plastic container that has a pop on lid with holes that close or open when the top is twisted. I used arrowroot, cornstarch and tapioca powder scented with essential oil. There are no oil...
  8. M

    How Much Coconut Milk Powder?

    I love to make a coconut oil/coconut milk salt soap, but I'd like to try POWDERED coconut milk. How much to use? I have searched and have found 1 Tbsp. ppo. But that's 32 Tbsp. for my 32 oz. of coconut oil, which, if my math is correct, works out to be 2 cups of coconut milk. That seems...
  9. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Goat Milk and Butter Milk Powder Usage Rates?

    Hello everyone, I've read a million different things on this topic and I'm still trying to decide what the best usage rate for these two powders is. Can anyone here give me opinions on how much of these two powders to add at trace? I've heard everywhere from 1 tsp ppo to 1.5 oz per 8 oz water...