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  1. 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...
  2. 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"
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. R

    Table Sugar to Increase Lather and Bubbles?

    Have any of you ever used regular granulated sugar to increase the lather and bubbles in a soap recipe? If so, did it work well? I like old-fashioned, 100% lard soap, but want to add a little extra to the lather and bubbles without adding other oils or expensive additives.
  13. Theresa210

    Curing racks

    I know that some metals react with the soap while it’s curing, adds those dreaded orange spots(dos). Would it be safe to use a galvanized steel rack to cure my soap on?
  14. cmzaha

    Vinegar Usage_SMF Calculator

    I am sure most of you know by now I have posted numerous times about this wonderful calculator having a bit of an issue when it comes to entering Vinegar in the calculator. Once more I will try mentioning this and hopefully, it can be addressed. Today in-between making soap I played with the...
  15. R

    Is SoapCalc.net down or is it just my device?

    Is SoapCalc.net down for anyone else? Or is it just me? (2/29/20) It's killing me. I have so many ideas and formulas that I want to work through, but can't. Other calculators don't include all of the oils I've been experimenting with.
  16. megaptera

    Another Wine Soap Thread - HP

    I read through the abundance of wine soap threads on the forum, but there are about as many techniques as there are threads, lol. And most are for CP. I'm planning on HP-ing a batch, subbing part of the water with some boiled (and cooled) red wine. I figure I have several options: -Add the lye...
  17. Emmeline

    New member from Leeds UK!

    Hey everyone! I’m Rebecca but I go by my middle name Emmeline! I’m Super excited to have found this soap making forum. I’ve always wanted to make my own products and figured my 2020 goal was to actually get started and stop procrastinating just watching other people make soap lol I made my...
  18. K

    Un-molding Ease

    I don't know where I read it on the forums, but some Soapers are having difficulty with the un-molding phase of the soap. I was doing a deep dive on YouTube and found a lady who said she freezes her soap after it has set up, so the fancy designs on her soap don't get damaged. The soap...
  19. Colton.Croft

    Pine Tar Soap

    Hello, Questions about the pine tar soap I attempted to make, I think it worked, but we will see. Here is the recipe i used, Olive Oil 17 oz Palm oil 16 oz Fractionated coconut oil 8 oz Lard 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil 4 oz Beeswax 4 oz Cocoa Butter 7 oz Pine Tar 4.5 oz My water and lye was...
  20. B

    I don't know if I need help?

    So yeah, I got into soap making (hot process) but messed it up a few times. Attepmt 1: used alluminium pot 2: PTFE pot but scratched the pot and the KOH reacted with the alluminium beneath. 3: the mixture didn't trace at ALL and after moulding it's still wet (72hrs have passed) Current...
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