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  1. Apr 12, 2018 #1

    Kenneth Patchen

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    Hello everyone, hope I'm not breaking any rules here by not choosing an avatar. I'm Ken and I'm new to soap making. I've been experimenting and have made a couple ( I think) successful batches of soap, but I am wondering is it possible to reduce my water amount and use witch hazel in its place? Not adding the lye to it but adding to the oils. Like how I just jump right in both feet?
     
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    Welcome to the forum Ken.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.:)
     
  6. Apr 12, 2018 #6

    Kenneth Patchen

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    Thank you everyone, I'm so happy I found you y'all
     
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    Great to find this, as I was looking for info on slowing down trace.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Hi Kenneth :) Witch Hazel contains alcohol and that's a no-no except for making transparent soap. I've heard rumors that there is an alcohol free version but I know nothing about it.
     
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    Greetings and welcome to the addiction. :) You can indeed use less water by adjusting your water:lye ratio in your soap calculator. Just be aware that doing so will make you lye water that much more potent and more dangerous should you spill it on yourself. It will also speed trace.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Kenneth Patchen

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    Thank you for all the welcomes, and thank you for the info concerning witch haze. I will not use it
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:28 PM #19

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    Welcome.gif Ken & DebP!

    Howdy from Colorado, USA. Please take a moment to post your own Intro thread. It's helpful to SMF members if you tell us where you are (for recommending suppliers, etc.), your level of experience, and anything else of interest that you care to share. :)
     
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  20. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:29 AM #20

    Kenneth Patchen

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    I am from minnesota and I am pretty new at this, I've figured out the basics and have made several batches but now I would like to get more....................involved I guess is what I'm thinking
     

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