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  1. C

    Trace Question

    Hello. I started making my own soap a few weeks ago and I love it! I am totally hooked!! I am using the cold process method and have tried several different recipes. However, every batch I make takes me at least 2 to 4 hours just to get to a light trace. I am wanting to try some different...
  2. N

    Coconut Milk, Honey, Colloidal Oats Soap Never Traced!! Help!!

    Hello all, So, I am a newbie to the whole CP soap making. I have made 4 pretty great batches, so I tried to challenge myself by making a batch which involved coconut milk, honey, and layering. I did run into problems though. One layer never came to trace, and I ended up burning out the motor...
  3. Cherry Pit Soap Works

    Does Coconut Milk Speed up Trace?

    Hi Everyone! Does anyone know if coconut milk speeds up trace? And does lowering soap temp avoid this problem if it does happen? Thanks!
  4. M

    When can I unmold?

    Hello all! This is my first time posting on this forum, although I have posted several times on TalkSoap forum several times this past week. I've been making bath bombs, lotion, sugar scrubs, etc for a while now, but I am very new to soaping and am trying to learn as much as possible. The...
  5. N

    Trace-lack of-Bastille soap

    hi there. im fairly new to soap making but have done it a few times really well(from luck) and a few not so well.. i've read a book and im starting a new one which has helped me heaps. im compiling the info in my brain and have been, over time, despite the overload. (wish i was better at...
  6. Seawolfe

    What is actually happening at trace?

    One of my imaginary friends has also gotten into soaping, and we love to share ideas and bicker. I have read that it only helps to super fat after HP cooking if you want a single oil as the super fat, that adding super fat oils at trace does nothing. This makes sense to me because after...
  7. L

    SOS!!! Super quick trace problems

    Hey all! I am new here and new to soap making in general. I've only been doing it for little over a month. I've bought a couple of books, and I have had great success with simple recipes. However, I decided I wanted to start playing with color and scent and I've run into the mother of all...
  8. G

    Did I screw this up or what???

    Today, I did my 7th 2-pound batch of CP soap, and thought I had it all good, but when I checked it an hour later... what happened to my soap??? Everything was going just fine, at a light trace, and I added some tea grinds for an exfoliant, then 1 tsp of turmeric, and then I added the 1 oz of...
  9. P

    Debating how to proceed...

    So I made a batch of true castile soap. I know WHY I have my quandry, but not sure where to go from here. I used full water, and I poured it at a bare level of trace (and I mean BARE)... mostly because I'd been working with the batch for several HOURS, it was 10pm, and I had to be done for the...
  10. X

    Any reason I shouldn't be getting trace?

    %22 Coconut %35 Soybean %43 Olive Using 2:1 Water/lye ratio Did a round last night and poured it soupy and it never hardened after 12 hours. So I poured it out and am working on a second batch this time measuring it by grams rather than oz's to keep the numbers perfect. Using a stick...
  11. B

    Hello I'm new here & to CP soap making

    New here & so happy to have found this forum « on: February 18, 2013, 01:04:56 PM » Quote Modify Remove Hello everyone!! I'm Jessica. I am 33 & my friend & I just started a small business,we had been making lotions & scrubs for a little while now and we love it & so does are customers but...
  12. SoapBubbles

    Trace and Mold Question???

    I have been watching various videos that show how to make cold process soap. I came across this video that raised a question right after I completed watching the video. The lady commentating on the video states, "You'll want to use a medium to thick trace for our molds." Here's the video I am...