Hello all, I am new to the forum and I really appreciate all of the wisdom and knowledge! I have been making soap for over 10 years. I have settled on a recipe that seems quite good, 28% SHEA AND Coconut Oil, AND 44% Olive. The water:lye ratio os 2:1 (close) I have a few issues/questions: I live in a very dry climate in Colorado at 6100 feet, and wondering if the altitude/dryness effects the percentages? Also, my soap seems to clean and lathers well, but there IS a fair amount of dryness on my skin, and I don't know if this is unavoidable due to the dryness, or if it can change by changing the ratios/oils? And...I have a very hard time removing the soap from the molds (Milky Way clear plastic molds). Anyone have suggestions?