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  1. S

    Curious Question!

    I’ve seen many soap makers state that a zap from soap cannot be mistaken, however I am wondering… are there varying degrees of zap? Most describe it as a 9volt battery, but I am wondering if let’s say I have a veeery slightly lye heavy soap if this would give me the same zap as a 9volt or a very...
  2. DianaMoon

    My First Batch & Zap

    I made this yesterday night. I put it in molds at about 7 PM last night. I do not have a stick blender & used my whisk, sometimes attaching it to a hand-held blender, sometimes doing it by hand. I think I did about 10 minutes of blending but it never got to trace. I lost faith and looked up on...
  3. susiefreckleface

    zap test - ya gotta do it

    silly me, this was the first time I was half-willing to zap test. No no, this was not my first zap test - far from it, I was just antsy because my Castile had swirls. So I was thinking not all had saponified properly and that I would get a bad zap. ... which no one likes... but ya gotta do it...
  4. F

    Zap Test - what is it?

    I'm new to soaping and have read that you should test the PH of your soaps. A lot of what I've read on this site mentions the 'zap' test. What is that and how do you perform it? I also read about some chemical (can't remember the name now but I think it started with a 'T') was also useful in...
  5. M

    Zap test fail?

    So I started taking my soap out of the mold and it felt kinda soft so i decide to leave it in for a while longer. Now before I put it down I tried the zap test ( putting tongue on it) and I think it tingled a little. Now i'm not sure if it was just my mind playing tricks on me or what but I...