Soap Testing Documents

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  1. Dec 6, 2017 #1

    gilmoursmith

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    Hi All,

    I'm not exactly new to soapmaking, I've done a bit in the bast as a hobby. But I've decided I want to try and make soap to sell and my question to everyone is; does anyone know of somewhere that has documents for testing soap? I've seen them done for candles where you have a list of everything you do when making the candle and steps to take when testing. And I was wondering if there was such a thing for soap??

    Thanks!
    Sally
     
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    What country do you live in?
     
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    I currently live in the USA.
     
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    I have one I made up myself. It has the recipe used in %, size of batch, any additives and amounts, lye concentration used, liquid used, superfat, colorants, scent, design, etc. Then I write down temps soaped at, and everything that happened while mixing my batter - acceleration, deceleration, ricing, seizing, etc., I also write down which mold I used, whether the soap gelled or not, over heated, etc. whatever happened to it in the mold. Then I write how long it stayed in the mold, what it felt like unmolding (if it was sticky, soft, just right, etc.) Once cut I give first impressions of the scent, and weigh each bar. Then I do incremental notes throughout the cure, including weights, color fading/morphing, scent fading/morphing etc.
    Oh and I usually take a pic of the soap right after the cut. That helps me know if the colors have faded or if it's just my imagination.
     
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    Silly me! I was thinking she was talking about the testing required by law in some countries. :)
     
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    That sounds like exactly what I've been wanting. I didn't particularly want to create my own document but with everything you just listed, I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something that I can print and keep in my soaping planner.
     

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