SoapMakingForum The Soap Making Forum. A message board community for soap making, candle making and other crafts and do it yourself projects Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:11 +0000 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:11 +0000 SoapMakingForum / The word association game Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:28:58 +0000 /threads/the-word-association-game.244/ /threads/the-word-association-game.244/ (peachncream) peachncream
Here's the first word: Goldfish]]>
Book reviews requested Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:13:51 +0000 /threads/book-reviews-requested.71798/ /threads/book-reviews-requested.71798/ (szaza) szaza
Since none of the libraries in my area carry soapmaking books I think at some point I'll have to invest in buying some books. But before I do I'd like to hear some opinions!
At the moment there are 3 books that I'm interested in:
1. Scientific soapmaking by Kevin Dunn
2. Natural Soap Color ebook by Jo Haslauer
3. Making Transparent Soap by Catherine Failor

Has anyone read these and do you recommend or not? And why?
Any other book suggestions are also welcome!]]>
Bath Bomb Questions Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:09:38 +0000 /threads/bath-bomb-questions.63126/ /threads/bath-bomb-questions.63126/ (Viore) Viore
4oz baking soda
2oz citric acid
2oz corn starch
2oz mix of epsom and dendritic salts
.5 oz avocado oil
.5 oz polysorbate 80
.2 oz fragrance oil

My questions are: how can I tweak the recipe to make the bath bombs...

Bath Bomb Questions]]> 11 What soapy thing have you done today? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:52:45 +0000 /threads/what-soapy-thing-have-you-done-today.42556/ /threads/what-soapy-thing-have-you-done-today.42556/ (FlybyStardancer) FlybyStardancer I'm a curious little cat, I am.

For myself, I'm waiting for my most recent batch of bar soap to firm up (trying to give it 24 hours before I even touch it, since the soapcalc numbers put it just shy of the 'ideal' hardness range). In addition I fiddled around with the liquid soap I made yesterday (a good chunk of it didn't dissolved, and I was seeing if that was because there wasn't enough water to dilute it all... sure enough that was the...

What soapy thing have you done today?]]>
Milk Cartons Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:56:18 +0000 /threads/milk-cartons.72660/ /threads/milk-cartons.72660/ (KiwiMoose) KiwiMoose I guess I’ll be buying my milk in cartons from now on :)]]> 31 Nottingham UK Soapers Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:50:48 +0000 /threads/nottingham-uk-soapers.72679/ /threads/nottingham-uk-soapers.72679/ (Twinkle) Twinkle
Nottingham UK Soapers]]>
Hi from England - Blackpool Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:39:18 +0000 /threads/hi-from-england-blackpool.72668/ /threads/hi-from-england-blackpool.72668/ (Paul Kimberlin) Paul Kimberlin Anyone else in England, please say hello.. :)]]> 5 Helloooo from Edinburgh,Scotland! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:11:09 +0000 /threads/helloooo-from-edinburgh-scotland.72674/ /threads/helloooo-from-edinburgh-scotland.72674/ (LexieLoom) LexieLoom I’m a maker... of anything! It started as a child with an obsession with clay and over the years I have tried my hand at more creative endeavours than I can remember (pottery, tile making, glass blowing, wood working, knitting, screen printing, candle making to name a few!) basically I just love learning how to make things with the process often being more fun than the final product.

Soap making is an entirely new thing for me and the science behind it is really...

Helloooo from Edinburgh,Scotland!]]>
"Climb On" hard salve recipe? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:08:36 +0000 /threads/climb-on-hard-salve-recipe.72520/ /threads/climb-on-hard-salve-recipe.72520/ (Zing) Zing /threads/questions-regarding-a-lotion-bar.63861/
and the list of ingedients can be found here...

"Climb On" hard salve recipe?]]>
Tried out my new mold Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:55:55 +0000 /threads/tried-out-my-new-mold.72667/ /threads/tried-out-my-new-mold.72667/ (Dawni) Dawni View attachment 33716
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Yet again, I've made soap that looks like stone. Might have to make that a signature style lol

I wanna say thank you to everyone in this forum for all your valuable info.. Couldn't have made usable soap at all if not for you guys :)]]>
Dried milk replacement? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:52:32 +0000 /threads/dried-milk-replacement.72579/ /threads/dried-milk-replacement.72579/ (Chai) Chai 38 Lye in the UK Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:32:56 +0000 /threads/lye-in-the-uk.72659/ /threads/lye-in-the-uk.72659/ (Twinkle) Twinkle

Hi Chris, please are you able to tell the best/cheapest place to buy coconut oil and Lye in the UK. Thanks!]]>
Do you 'Plan' for the year? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:02:27 +0000 /threads/do-you-plan-for-the-year.72666/ /threads/do-you-plan-for-the-year.72666/ (Lin19687) Lin19687
As in, you figure out what shows / FM's you will be doing - Have a calendar with it all on there - Have it all paid for and forms sent in in January ...... etc

I have to take out a few shows I did that were a bomb and focus on which ones woeked the best and ones that were least $ but got the best return.
For me it is mainly the FM's I need to figure. Going to try and only do 2 w/e's a month this year so I have a small...

Do you 'Plan' for the year?]]>
Ugh, could baking soda be the culprit? Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:47:58 +0000 /threads/ugh-could-baking-soda-be-the-culprit.72664/ /threads/ugh-could-baking-soda-be-the-culprit.72664/ (serfmunke) serfmunke
Ugh, could baking soda be the culprit?]]>
SMF Christmas Holiday Gift 2018 Swap Exchange! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:04:13 +0000 /threads/smf-christmas-holiday-gift-2018-swap-exchange.72510/ /threads/smf-christmas-holiday-gift-2018-swap-exchange.72510/ (SunRiseArts) SunRiseArts DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any swap, sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. Those who sign up for any of these, do so at their own risk and are themselves fully responsible for the results, whether good or bad.

As per SMF requirements this swap is open to those who:
Are active membership of at least 3 months
1. Have minimum of 50 posts. 'Fluff' posts written with the sole...

SMF Christmas Holiday Gift 2018 Swap Exchange!]]>
Whipped soap paste disaster! HELP! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:10:46 +0000 /threads/whipped-soap-paste-disaster-help.72675/ /threads/whipped-soap-paste-disaster-help.72675/ (lolaM) lolaM What did I do? Decided to have a go at the whipped soap paste recipe here
After reading about it on another post here.
Following her instructions I began to add the melted lye solution to my pot of melted oils and it immediately went crazy and instantly foamed all the way to the top of my gigantic pot! (Glad I used the monster sized one now, so it didn’t overflow at least)
I only got maybe 10% of the Lye solution poured...

Whipped soap paste disaster! HELP!]]>
Hydrocortizone 10 Recipe Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:25:15 +0000 /threads/hydrocortizone-10-recipe.72672/ /threads/hydrocortizone-10-recipe.72672/ (JillK) JillK I had a minor surgery a few months ago and the scar has been itching. The doctor has told me to put hydrocortizone 10 on the scar to help with itching/healing. I have been trying to find a recipe for this and really having a hard time with it. I did find one on this forum /threads/eczema-and-teenage-acne-cream.53887/#post-511875 for acne, but not for sure if this is what I am looking for. The question is does anyone have a recipe for...

Hydrocortizone 10 Recipe]]>
Thick and Creamy Body Shampoo Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:47:48 +0000 /threads/thick-and-creamy-body-shampoo.72663/ /threads/thick-and-creamy-body-shampoo.72663/ (tresbiansoap) tresbiansoap I've found one recipe that I want to try, and would want to ask if anyone ever made similar recipe before and how does it come out? Does it turn out a good wash?

2 Cups Liquid Castlile Soap
1 Cup Coconut Oil (or any butter will do)
1 Cup Sweet Almond Oil (any carrier oil)
1 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin
1 Tsp Vitamin E Oil
20-30 Drops of Essential Oil - Optional]]>
Hi from Indonesia Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:37:19 +0000 /threads/hi-from-indonesia.72662/ /threads/hi-from-indonesia.72662/ (tresbiansoap) tresbiansoap 5 My first recipe! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:08:25 +0000 /threads/my-first-recipe.72658/ /threads/my-first-recipe.72658/ (LexieLoom) LexieLoom After a few months of playing about with tried and tested CP recipes I would like to try formulating one of my own. I wondered if you guys could cast your expert eyes over it and let me know if i’m making any newbie errors!

I’m going with 5% super fats and I particularly want to keep the rosehip in there for my dry skin!

Thank you so much in advance!

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