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    Oily odor in olive oil soaps

    Hello folks, I am a beginner in soap making and most of the batches I have made are primarily made of olive oil and the superfat is around 8%. However, I have experienced that the final product has some oily smell. The extent of this varies with the producer, and it is also present in cold and...
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    Help please! Soap smells like fish.

    Hi! I'm very new to this and just tested my first batch which was a peppermint and pine scented cold process. I used coconut oil, olive oil, and lard for this soap. The soap smells wonderful until it gets wet. Once wet it smells like fish. My husband says I don't smells like fish but the bar...
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    My soap smells like rubbing alcohol!

    Hi everyone! So, I'm brand new, and have been making melt and pour for about 2 weeks now. I've made a TON of soap, but I keep running into a problem with my soaps colored with mica or activated charcoal. I'm suspending the mica or charcoal in a small amount of rubbing alcohol so it won't clump...