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M&P question lye

Discussion in 'Melt & Pour Forum' started by lindakschickens, Jul 21, 2018.

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  1. Jul 21, 2018 #1

    lindakschickens

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    Ok I have used melt and pour bases until I decided to move up to making soap with lye. Tonight I just read a book that stated it's soap making method 1 was a M&P base to which you add lye,colors, fragrance/EOs etc. Maybe I'm just really dumb but last time I checked a m&p base did not need added lye am I not correct?
     
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    Yes you are correct.

    Personally I would watch soap queen series. I would watch all episodes before you venture into making it. She is a very good teacher. Although I am sure someone will tell me I am wrong .:confused:


     
  3. Jul 21, 2018 #3

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    I second using this video series.
     
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    Remember watching a few of her bits when I wanted to do lye soap over 4 years ago before I moved from the USA. Glad I'm not the only one thinking that books info is wrong. Feel better about leaving it a neg review now. Also claimed lye does not cause harm or irritation to skin as it's saponified but we all know lye is harmful and that saponification takes what 2+ days for soap and then soap can be lye heavy failed to say that.

    Just could not believe he said add lye to a m&p base for the love of soap.
     
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    That is crazy! on Soap queen first video there is an example of a chicken leg, with, or without lye .... just look at it. It freaked me out, and I will never forget it.
     
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    Another good series to watch is Soaping 101.
     
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    That's bizarre! What book is it?
     
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    The OP, hasn't been in, in a while, so might not see your post.
     

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