Soap and oils and lye, oh my!!
I thought this might be a good idea, being that alot of supplier sites don't offer soaping notes on their FO. I have been doing alot of research but would like to get the groups input on this. Perhaps we could copy and paste this list to keep it current. I am trying to decide what scents I will offer.
Any suggestions or input are welcome. :highfive:
Scents that Rock in CP Soap:
Purely Herbal- BCN
Green Clover and Aloe- Peaks
I've seen a flurry of new soapers in this topic lately.
Welcome to your newest addiction. I am thinking perhaps some of the seasoned soapers could help and add helpful tips, tricks and links to make it much easier to find information. Much of this all is already on this board.
Feel free to contribute~ ladies and gentlemen. :highfive:
First off, I'll add mine.
Everything I've ever learned from making soap was done by online research, books, trial and error and getting invaluable...
Notes from archive on abbreviations:
A - Acceleration
CP - Cold Process, Cold Processed. Soapmaking method where the soap mixture is mixed and poured at room temperature (more or less).
CPHP - Crock Pot Hot Soap. Soapmaking method where the soap mixture is cooked in a crock pot.
CPOP - Cold Process, Oven Process. Soapmaking method where the soap mixture is poured into moulds, which are then placed into the oven and "baked" at very low temperature.
So I have been asked to make bridal shower favors. They are to be small cp soaps and I had planned on putting them in small cello bags tied with ribbon that matches the brides colors.
However, Im stuck on a fragrance. Which fo would you like to see or choose for a wedding shower?
Okay so my last few batches I have been using 50% water and 50% goats milk. I mix the lye in with the water first to get it dissolved and I try to wait till the solution has cooled to add the goats milk and by then the lye water has a thin whitish coating like the lye isnt fully dissolved. I stick blend the heck out of it and it it goes clear again like its dissolved and after sitting it gets that thin coat again. I would like to start adding the goats milk/coconut milk directly to the melted...
For those of you that use Chamomile Essential Oil or fragrance oil in their soaps, can you tell me where you get it from? The few places I've seen, it's pretty pricey. I do see that Natures Garden has the fragrance oil and the price is much better.
Has anyone ever used Laurel Berry Oil? Please share you experiences.
Does anyone know what exactly VS is made of?
Has it ever separated on you? I've done a 70/30 ratio with one of my FOs and it separated from the oil.
Lastly, do they ALL smell like Pis$?
I started using TD in my soaps for a whiter soap or just a more opaque color. I have since noticed that it is also working pretty good as a stabalizer against FOs that discolor.
Case in point, I recently made a soap using French Vanilla FO I know turns my soap dark brown. This time I used 1 tbs TD for a 6 lb batch. I also used a 50/50 blend with the Vanilla and another scent. My soap is a light to medium tan and so far has not turned dark.
The vanilla isn't the only FO I have used it on...
I'm getting ready to bite the bullet and try making my first batch of soap. Can I buy the olive oil from the grocery store, or is it better or any different from a supplier? Also, does anybody add titanium dioxide to their soap to try to keep it white before adding color?
I made this fo, in cp soap..in June..at first I was not so sure if i really liked it..
as I am not a big fan of florals..
But as it cured out..it became nice, soft, and a lovely smelling soap..
it has grew on me, more and more every time i use it..
the scent really sticks well..6 months later..
I only bought a sample..but this is one. I will be buying in a larger amount next time..
Just thought I would pass this info on..
No A or D…i did soap with full water..and used only a hand whisk...
I hope this picture posted. I got into the Management Attachments area, but don't know if I did the right thing to get into this post.
My question is does anybody know what type of paper this soap is wrapped in? I really would like to get some.
Ok, I have never had this happen before. I was wondering (did a search and couldn't find answers) if maybe the lye was old and didn't saponify the oil completely? It seemed a little weird even at first when I added the lye (had to chisel it out of the can) to the frozen goats milk. The lye/milk mixture turned really thick... like it was ready to mild. Then when I added it to my oils it traced very quickly but I was using a new fragrance (honeysuckle) so thought that was why. Then within hours...
I was wanting to order the vanilla stabilizer from RE but it says for MP soap and BCN says for both cp and mp. Is there really a difference? RE shipping is cheaper to me so I figured I would ask here before I order. If there is no difference then I'll order from RE.
I am trying to find great smelling versions of both Monkey Farts and Butt Naked that do not discolor terribly. Any help with where I might be able to find these would be greatly appreciated. Also, any suggestions for coloring options for these would be super. thanks
So I am curious how many scents you carry in soaps? It seems I want to make EVERY scent I have in soap lol I am thinking 15 regular scents and 5 holiday scents. But to get my list down is the problem lol
looking for molds for CP. I really like the no liner ones to make it that much easier. I have my eye on a couple but thought i'd see what you guys have tried and like. :)
I am superfatting at 5% but I keep remembering back a couple years ago that it still dried out my skin a little bit. I have very sensitive/dry skin and it gets worse in the winter months here in PA. So now I am wondering if I super fat at 7-8% if it'd be better for those with dry/sensitive skin. But a little worried about super fatting above the 5% So figured I'd see what everyone else super fats at and how many do more than the 5% and how they like it.
I see on reviews it likes to accelerate and rice. Has anyone Cp'd it successfully? I have only had one ever rice and accelerate on me and it ended up being Hp'd. But I have been reading to bring the oils and lye water down to like 85 degrees before combining. and adding the FO at a light trace. How (IF) do you CP it with no acceleration and ricing? This is hubbys cologne (well drakkar which I also have but also reviews say the same thing) So I really want to make it, I know ppl have been able...
Someone was qurious how my soap turned out from this recipe:
70% Coconut Oil 76
30% Refined Shea Butter
20% Super Fat
I did CPHP w/ Sandalwood Vanilla FO. I really love how this turned out. Having used the soap after 48 hrs, my skin feels squeeky clean yet not dry. No aftershower film feeling. Lather is surprisingly creamy and wonderful. I just love it! I used the same body lotion I've been using afterwards but my skin feels so much smoother, soft and supple. I love taking pictures so...
Hi!!!! does anyone know where i can find molds or Metal or Plastic cupat, for soap making with patterns of Disney?.
Hi ladies. My husband is totally against me making CP soap. It's because of the lye. He thinks it's dangerous and that something bad will happen. I assure him that people make these soaps all the time and that as long as I follow precaution I will be okay.
I really really want to learn how to do CP soap. Like sooo soo bad! Right now I'm only doing M&P and I make candles etc.
How in the world do I convince him to let me learn CP?
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