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  1. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Sodium Acetate (from Vinegar) - Safety, Other Reasons for Use & Sweatiness?

    I understand that the acetic acid in vinegar combines with caustic soda to produce sodium acetate and that, being a salt, the sodium acetate provides the benefit of hardening the soap. My very unscientifically informed internet search suggests that sodium acetate can cause skin irritation. To...
  2. Ravenscourt Apothecary

    Soap Sweating & Probably Not Enough Lye - Help Please?

    Please help me figure out how to fix this: I made a batch last night using my old (unscented) recipe, measuring it all out and doing everything the usual way (or so I thought). I noticed right away that the batter took its sweet time reaching a trace - much longer than normal I'd say. When it...