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    Seamoss: Will it survive?

    I am preparing to make a seamoss soap for the first time. I've prepared a seamoss gel to incorporate into the soap as part of my water weight. I am aware that many people have successfully made seamoss soap but I'm wondering if it's a good use of expensive seamoss. My concern is that the sodium...
  2. K

    ISO Cigar Band Label Template

    Hello all! I have been scouring the internet (including this forum) but can not find a cigar band label template that will work for my soap. My soap is about 10 cm wide, 5 cm high and 2.5 cm thick Cigar band labels seem to be pretty common - how did you guys design your label? What...
  3. MommaBsoap

    New Soap Maker.

    Good morning from Pennsylvania! I am 100% new to soap making. I am here to learn a the ins the outs and the nitty-gritty of soap making! I am especially interested in making breastmilk soap. I have a stash that my daughter will no longer drink. Any guidance or help is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
  4. TurtleK

    Allergies—Learning to Make Soap

    Hello everyone, This is my first time posting on this website. I’m pretty new here; I have been lurking for a few weeks and I’m still learning how to get around the site. I’m wanting to learn to make my own soap. I’m really creative and love making things and I think I could have fun with it...
  5. D

    Help! Ginger too strong

    I made a fun Ginger, Carrot and Turmeric Soap for your face. I used homemade ginger tea as part of my lye water solution. I did a lather test and the antiseptic properties of Ginger is very strong right now on my skin. Should I expect it to become more gentle with curing since the water will...
  6. D

    Beginner Soap Maker

    Hi! First I want to say thank you to all of you who graciously answer questions because forums on this site have me the confidence and knowledge to start making soap. As with all things science, many factors play a part in the finished product and changing even one factor may result in a...
  7. M

    Making shampoo & conditioners

    Hey, everyone!! I was wondering if anyone make shampoo and conditioner? This is something that I'm hitting a wall with like everytime. I've made liquid soap but how do I go about making shampoo?? Conditioner?? What do I add to make it gentle on your scalp? My hair is very brittle right because...
  8. R

    Help! White streaks/spots in soap

    Hello everyone! I’ve been making soap for a few months now, and I keep getting batches with white spots on them. I think it’s either titanium dioxide or kaolin clay. Any ideas? How can I prevent it in the future? Thanks In advance!
  9. B

    EO in dog soap

    Hi, I have recently started making soap and made a recipe for a dog shampoo. When it is slightly more cured, I am going to test the pH to make sure it is right for dogs but until then, I was wondering about the dosage of essential oils. I've made a lavender scented loaf, where I steeped dried...
  10. Z

    Extremely thick trace in a basic, lard soap after 2 seconds.

    Hi guys, as I said in the title I was making simple, basic lard soap following this video: - 140g water - 67g sodium hydroxide - 500g lard After adding a lye solution into an oil, and starting a stick blender, it became incredibly thick and dark(ish) colored in literally two seconds. The...
  11. shermluge

    Finally back making soaps after the Passing of my companion..

    Peeps June 1st 2000 - July 25th 2020 she is even on my logo.. I miss her.. (yes, she had her own place at the table). Here are my two newest creations: Man Bars with Pine, Cedar and Sandalwood scent. The "Not my Grandma's Lard Bar's, Lavender"
  12. S

    Home made bitters in soap

    Hello ppl! I am a new one to this soap thing and my brains can't stop thinking on how to colour my soaps naturally,scent them or just what to add to it. And in one of my frenzyes of looking throughout my house for anything that i could add i've found some jars of an older project where i made...
  13. VeggieOPeach

    How to Keep Soap Scents From Fading?

    Hello again, About two to three days ago I created two batches of separate soap and added the fragrance oils into the mixture. I tried adding enough (I'm still unsure about accurate measurements of oils) and the scent came out great. I allowed them to cure during the 24 - 48 hour process, but...
  14. goat soap rulz!

    Piping Soap

    Helllooo!! I have been making goats milk soap for a few years now, and I decided to order some colorants and step up my game. I'm waiting for them to come in still, but they should be here this week! Anyways, I decided that I also want to pipe the tops of my soaps like Katie Carson on royalty...
  15. goat soap rulz!

    Hello fellow soap makers!!

    Howdy y’all! I have been making goats milk soap for about 2-3 years now! I would say I am on the beginner's side of intermediate lol! The reason I say that is because I just started using micas and other colorants in my soaps! I ordered the royal upgrade from mad Micas and am waiting for it to...
  16. C

    Can i use liquid hand sanitizer for getting the bubbles out of my soap?

    Hi, this might be a silly question but can i use liquid hand sanitizer to pop the bubbles after pouring my soaps? the ingredients are
  17. shermluge

    I've seen others do this Had to try

    Loofah in a soap: I didn't have a pipe handy (how I've seen it done before) so I thought I would make a difficult attempt in a loaf mold with a loofah on its side.. Took some thinking of the best way and I believe I found it. It of course was real fun to cut.
  18. N

    Rebatching, refined afriacan black soap.

    Hi all. I have bought some refined African black soap. (It looks like a brick) I’ve tried melting it in a broiler. No joy. I’ve microwaved it, it didn’t melt, just smoked and stank the house out. How do I melt it down so I can pour it? Ive Heard it’s hard to melt but this just seems...
  19. Stuart Graham

    M&P Rice soap recipe questions

    Hi, I'm trying to make a rice soap using melt and pour glycerin. I'm reading so many different recipes and I'd like to try these ingredients besides rice: cinnamon powdered coconut orange or lemon zest Why, well let's say there is a desert based on rice (I think it's named rice pudding in...
  20. shermluge

    Vanilla Coffee and Cream to go with the Bacon and Oatmeal

    I could not resist.. Guess I was craving breakfast. Here is some French Vanilla Coffee and Cream to go with the Bacon and Oatmeal ( Couldn't resist the try, Bacon and Oatmeal ). I used a very dark and rich roast ground very fine then made into a very dark coffee with distilled water. Used the...
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