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    Questions About Oils: smell, color, shelf life

    I’d like to start a practical discussion about what certain oils that are common to soapers (on this forum atleast), but not common to all kitchens, should smell or look like so we can judge the quality of things we’re using but aren’t familiar with. I hope this isn’t too vague a topic to start...
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    Moldy soaps, Storage, Packaging, Shelf Life

    This image is from a batch of soap I made on 27 May, 2020 using the HP. Why did these moldy spots appear? ... and isn't it odd that the molding happened to only these 3 out of the 10 bars that had been tumbled together in a sealed plastic bag? The water content was at the rate of 38% of...
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    Oils, Soap and exposure to heat (Carr Fire)

    Hey there, I was evacuated from the Carr Fire for about 9 days and during that time, my house (which is unharmed!!!) had no power. Everything in my refrigerator went bad, and I'm going to throw out the avocado butter I had stored in there. My question is this: I also had hemp, tallow and Laurel...
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    How long does Optiphen Plus protect your product?

    Hi all, Nice to meet you virtually! I'm a relatively new soaper (coming back to soaping after a few year hiatus doing mostly HP now switching to CP) and a very new lotion maker. I've made a few batches, but haven't dove too deep into the world of preservatives. I'm eyeing some Optiphen Plus...