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This group is for those who practice or are interested in soap-making! Here we can share our tips, processes, ingredient ideas, etc. All things soap-making welcome!

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Comment by Adolpha Gavina on April 30, 2011 at 5:34am
Comment by Ianna on March 15, 2011 at 12:50pm
Yeah spring! Love the graphics, glad you're here, perhaps you can bring new blood into this grp!lol.New ideas are always welcome! Would love to hear about your 'soapy' experiences! Blessings, Ianna:)
Comment by Adolpha Gavina on February 2, 2011 at 2:34am
Comment by Adolpha Gavina on January 29, 2011 at 5:11am
Comment by Adolpha Gavina on December 31, 2010 at 3:58am
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Comment by Adolpha Gavina on October 30, 2010 at 3:41am
Comment by Inner Seeker on August 20, 2010 at 5:00pm
I have never had such a degree variance, but I remember hearing on one site when I was learning that you could work with 15 degrees. Do you have pH strips? I would really watch that more than anything. Let us know how it goes.
Comment by Mature Witch on August 20, 2010 at 2:11pm


AAAAA! I just put a long post in here and it pitched the whole thing.

I haven't made soap in over a year. No lye, you know the name of that tune. I decided to use Christmas Tree molds and start making gifts for Christmas (Yule).

Yesterday, I made 5 pounds of gourmet soap...mango butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, African palm oil (makes it look somewhere between Dial and mustard), coconut oil..

The temps were a little off, I was tired and hungry and just went for it. The oil was about 105 and the lye was about 120. A 15 degree variance, roughly.

I stirred about an hour. It passed trace and when it looked like Butterscotch Pudding, I poured it in the molds.

Cleanup was a nightmare. There was a lot of stuff around. When I started scrubbing spills where I poured the molds (no, I wasn't sloppy, but I wasn't neat), my finger tips itched. Yea, I know what that is. I washed my hands a lot.

About an hour after I poured the molds, I felt of them. They were warm to the touch. Not hot, mind you, but warmer than lukewarm.

Nervous here, will it continue to cook/cure out, and be OK? Did I blow it? Do I get to cure it or do I have to throw it out?
 

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