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stepibarra

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Ihave been reading here for a little while; would like to know the difference. Is M&P not considered "real" soap? I am really confused, cause I've been selling just that one and if the other is better, I would like to try it. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated by this novice soapmaker. :?
 

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MP is "real" soap!! It just has detergents in it, whereas CP soap does not. I started out making MP soap, and I still do, but I prefer CP now
 

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dragonfly princess said:
MP is "real" soap!! It just has detergents in it, whereas CP soap does not. I started out making MP soap, and I still do, but I prefer CP now
But isn't the cp the one that has lye or something... Don't mean to sound dumb, i just am trying to get all of this
 

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One is not better than the other. It is all personal preference.

M&P is considered soap by the general population but by dictionary definition & by the FDA's definition *most* M&P is not soap. The very definition of soap is lye mixed w/ oils & sophonified. *Most* M&P does not begin with lye therefore is not soap by the literal definition.

With that being said, I make M&P & label it soap but is is *really* a cosmetic in the eyes of the FDA so I make sure the label also meet the cosmtic labeling requirements.
 

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As for detergents, at one time ALL M&P was detergent based & all CP was detergent free. In the past year or 2 I have seen M&P free from detergents that meets the definition of soap. I have seen CP w/ detergents added in, the lines are begining to blur it seems.
 

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i've made m&p soaps for quite some time now and i've just gotten into cp soaping.

i have several 24 lb blocks of m&p soaps from wsp that i will probably have to sell as i'm really into this cp stuff. i also want to make my own lotions so i'll prob have to sell the 7 gallons of their lotion too. i tend to go overboard when purchasing.


:) :) :)

my next thing to do is make a batch of rtcp soaps just as soon as i get my TOG mini mold.
 

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