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  1. peachymoon

    Recipe help - making my first batch larger than 1lb.

    Hi all, This weekend I would like to attempt making my first batch larger than 1 lb. I am using the Crafter's Choice wood & silicone mold that hold about a 55 oz. batch. I actually have yet to use any of my first several batches, as they are still curing, but I wanted to branch out. I am also...
  2. AliciaE

    Thin crack on top of loaf

    Hey Ya'll, I have heard of large cracks in a loaf from soap getting to hot but I wasn't sure if that was the case with mine or not. I let all my soap sit in the same area and this is the first time I have gotten these thin cracks. They are just on the top of my loaf where I built up a little...
  3. TinaB82

    Hi I’m Tina

    Hey guys I’m new here... Found your forums when searching for ways to replace coconut oil in solid soap recipes because of allergies in our home... I have been looking at and thinking about making my own soaps since roughly 2004/2005 but just haven’t yet due to the expense factor... Recently...
  4. Mestiza Girl

    Need A Second Opinion - CP recipe

    My last batch was high in OO and I'm looking to reduce this by adding a new oil- sweet almond. I know everything is about trial and error, but I'm hoping to get some suggestions and opinions on this recipe before I jump into it. I want a decent lather and a fairly hard bar.
  5. 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...
  6. Kila

    Basic Recipes for a Newbie?

    Here's a little bit of background before I jump to my questions. I currently have a mold that holds 32 ounces of oils, something small and suitable for a newbie like me. I started with the cheaper, common oils being olive pomace, coconut and castor. I also have cocoa butter pastilles on deck. I...
  7. LexieLoom

    What’s a good replacement for sunflower oil?

    hi everyone! I would like to make a rosemary soap recipe that I found but don’t have any sunflower oil. Can anyone suggest a good replacement? ( I have sweet almond, rapeseed, avocado, jojoba Also... i have made some rosemary infused olive oil, is it ok to just replace some of the olive in the...
  8. Sonya is soaping

    Working on Stain Removal soap bar

    So first I wanted to make a laundry washing soap, but ive read too many horror stories about rings of fat and grime left in the washing machine and then there's a whole blog about people soaking their clothes after years of using handmade laundry soap and the tub being filled with grotty water...
  9. 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...
  10. N

    Lotion Bar with Kokum Butter?

    Hi everyone! I'm looking to make a lotion/massage bar with kokum butter as the main ingredient. I'm hoping to avoid cocoa butter as it is comedogenic. I also do not want to use beeswax, as I'm trying to get as make it as similar to the Organic Therapy Bar by LUSH as possible! Would a ratio of...
  11. M

    Melt and pour and cp!!!!!

    I have a bunch of Melt and pour cupcake soap bases, and want to do some intricate piping on them with Cold process piping is that something that will work out? Has anyone tried this????
  12. N

    Basic Facial Cream / Moisturizer Recipe (First post!)

    Hi Everyone! I'm new here. I'm scouring the Internet for a very basic lotion/cream recipe but I am coming up short. I am hoping to make it with aloe and shea butter. (Very advanced, I know XD) All I need to know is how many cups of carrier oils, aloe, shea butter, and emulsifying wax I would...
  13. C

    Need Advice on Recipe

    Hey, beginner here! I'm trying to make a recipe for the oils, but I don't have a great understanding of what's needed. I'd love for someone to take a look at my recipe so far. Right now, I have: Soybean Oil - 50% Fractionated Coconut Oil - 16% Palm Oil - 15% Aloe Extract - 12% Castor Oil...
  14. xoticsoaps

    Can You Help Me Find Mango Seed Oil?

    I was working on a recipe late last night and I accidentally picked Mango Seed Oil instead of Mango Seed Butter. I didn't realize it until an hour or two ago. After I discovered this, I initially thought that they were the same, but when I checked back on Soapcalc.net I found that they have...
  15. M

    Help A Newbie Out?

    Thanks in advance for any and all info anybody can give me! I've been looking around online at soap recipes and I wasn't quite sure what kinds of oils I should be using. SOOOOO I went to my local health food store (I'd kind of prefer to stick to organic, non GMO stuff) and they had coconut...
  16. MatthewDM

    Thoughts on this recipe

    I am a complete newbie. What are your thoughts on this CP recipe? What changes do you recommend? Anything you think I should add, omit? 30% olive oil pomace 30% coconut oil (76 degree) 15% castor 10% advocado oil 8% Shea butter (raw) 5% sunflower oil 2% jojoba Super fatted 3% with Shea butter...
  17. S

    First time, check my recipe?

    Hey everyone, This is my first time making soap, and I think I've come up with a decent recipe to try and sell in stores. I was just hoping I could get some pointers or critiques, the recipe is: Avocado 10% Castor 5% Coconut 30% Palm 30% Olive 25% Plus some Grapefruit Seed Extract and a...
  18. B

    Body wash & Shampoo help

    Hi! I just found this interesting forum and since I'm very new in the cosmetics making industry I would like to please see if anyone can help me? I'm very interested in creating both a liquid soap that isn't runny or watery, as well as a shampoo that works well for most hairtypes. I just have...
  19. P

    Liquid Aloe Oil Soap

    Does anyone have a recipe for liquid soap made from aloe oil? I've made liquid castile with olive oil with success. I am trying sweet almond today. How different is aloe oil in the process of saponification than the others? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  20. L

    Recipe help?

    Hi there! Does anyone mind helping me figure out a good recipe (approximate percentages are fine) for what I have on hand? I'd love to not have to go out and buy more oil, but I'm not opposed to picking up 16 oz of something from New Seasons if it will dramatically help my recipe. I have a soap...
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