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  1. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Bad behaved yellow. Yellow / brown to mask DOS?

    Why is the rich yellow color from annatto fading so strangely in S38? The color of both bars started out being homogenous and with the same intense yellow. (20% of oil was infused with annatto seeds at 1 g seeds to 1 g oil before seeds were strained off.) However, the color of S38 is fading in...
  2. Kcryss

    Salt, Sugar, Stearic Acid and ACV

    I've been watching a lot of video's lately hoping to learn what I might be doing wrong etc. I've been watching Valerie Mosher a lot and noticed that she adds sugar and salt to the lye water at the beginning of her batch, then adds sugar, maple syrup and ACV at the end after the cook. Why does...
  3. G

    Salted Tops

    Good evening, Long time lurker, first time poster. I am still a novice soap maker and I am likely doing something wrong, but when i put salt on the tops of my soap, it "weeps" as it cures, or otherwise stays wet until it completely dissolves as the soap cures. I get that my soap is releasing...
  4. Vaibhav Jain

    Real life experience v/s. Theories - Salt (Sea,Himalayan,Table etc.) in CP soaps

    Hello guys, myself Vaibhav (a 3 years old soap maker ;)) and i'm from India, "Namaste" Guys here at "SMF" some of us (members) are beginners, some are at intermediate level (like me) and some are at Pro level but one thing which I feel is common among us is hunger for knowledge. Therefore...
  5. Salted Halloween Odyssey

    Salted Halloween Odyssey

    Hand cut salt bar (soap)
  6. Salted Intaglio In Charcoal And Zinc

    Salted Intaglio In Charcoal And Zinc

    Carved (halloween) salt bar Coloured with activated charcoal and BP grade zinc oxide. Created for the carved soap challenge, hosted by toxikon in Sept 2018
  7. GVKW

    Soleseife soap using soft oils... is it possible?

    Hi all! Trying to formulate a recipe for a client's special request custom batch - he wants a soap that looks like sushi rolls, with as-authentic-as-possible ingredients. I've always got avocado and rice bran oils and I've already sourced salmon oil, but I still need hard oils, even though...
  8. Sar

    Harder Longer Lasting Bars

    Hi all, All my CP soaps have a lifespan of approximately 3 weeks when used properly and kept relatively dry between uses. I've tried adding salt water, sodium lactate, water discounting to no avail, not a noticeable improvement. I want the bars to be harder and long lasting. Any...
  9. V

    Incorporating flame colorant into candles

    I am trying to reverse engineer the process by which candles with colorfully burning flames (green, red, etc) are BEST made. What I mean specifically by best is that, having tested a few available products, I noted that quite often the result is underwhelming, with the colorful part of the flame...
  10. Salted Swirl

    Salted Swirl

    Swirling salt bars
  11. candicec003

    CP salt soap

    Hi, I'm interested in making a salt bar but I'm a soaper who intentionally avoids gel phase. I'm wondering if the salt bars have to go through gel phase or not. Also any feedback on salt bars would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. W

    Salt water in soap

    So I am interested in making a batch, but instead of making a regular salt bar, I would like to replace water with saltwater, anyone do this? I am wondering how much salt to add to the water? I also do a split with water/goat milk and wondering if the salt would affect the milk. Thanks Heidi
  13. J

    for hot process, when to add salt, sugar, milk?

    I plan to make hot process soaps mostly, so I can add my EO and superfats after the saponification has finished so they retain their scent/properties better. More work, and sadly, very limited design options. But I care more about the quality and use of the final bar than how pretty it looks...
  14. R

    Sugar & salt in soap - what type & when or where to add

    I've seen a few threads about adding sugar and salt to soap. For those who don't know sugar is supposed to make for better lather and salt is supposed to help harden the bar. What I would like to know is what you add, when you add it, what mix you add it in and what ingredient you use. My...
  15. S

    Soleseife soap

    When making brine soap, what do you dissolve first in water: salt or NaOH? Thank you!
  16. W

    salt in middle of soap log

    I followed a recipe to add soap to middle of soap. it all turnwed out beautifully but the part wher the salt was has now caused the soap on either side not to meld together. the salt is wet as well. how can I fix this? can I make a small batch of soap and pour it between the other two layers...
  17. C

    Salt and pepperming in MP oozing brown?

    Hi, I am brand new here and am wondering if anyone has experienced making a salt bar with mp base and dried herbs (I used solar sea salt and peppermint leaf). It was looking and working great until a few days later I noticed brown liquid oozing from my bar of soap and running down my shower...
  18. C

    Question re Salt in Soaps

    I'm fairly new to soapmaking-- and I've so appreciated the help I've found here when I've posted! And it already looks like I may have found a good customer base already for the soaps I'm having so much fun making using milk from our wonderful goats! :-) I also only have been doing mine CP. I...
  19. M

    CP Kosher Salt rebatch question

    Hi All, I am new member. Please excuse me if I am perhaps posting a question that someone else may have answered at some point already. I am new to forums as well as CP soaping. ( I didn't see a search options for a question) A little about me: I just started making CP Soaps about 2 months...
  20. ctkenyon

    Sugar glaze for MP soap?

    I saw a picture of an MP soap that looked like it had a glaze topped with coarse salt. Could I make a regular sugar glaze to pour over bars of MP soap and top it with coarse salt, or does anyone have another suggestion for something that resembles a glaze? Thank you!