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  1. HP liquid soap powdery

    Yes, I did and ok thanks I'm going to try adding water and see what happens.
  2. HP liquid soap powdery

    I didn't use the jojoba this time. I normally would of done 7.5 and 57.5 coconut, but I removed it since it wasn't for skin and for cleaning. Do you think if I add water and remix it might be salvageable?
  3. HP liquid soap powdery

    Yes I was very careful with my measurements, but no it was different looking. When I was mixing it took over an hour and it was thick like taffy when you pull it apart and than turned like a fluff, as if you were beating egg whites. I used 65% coconut oil, 25% grapeseed, and 10% palm with 5.25 KoHat 35% water. Oh I upped the coconut and did not use jojoba this time since I wanted to make it for cleaning I didn't see the purpose for the jojoba. I've read everywhere that KoH is not pure so use -7 on your lye calculation. Is it possible that what I bought is pure and I shouldn't of used a negative number?
  4. I made about a dozen Castile Soaps using different oils to see what I liked the best. This time though I made a larger batch of the soap I use for cleaning and it turned into white powder while cooking. Why did it do this? How can I fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Joy Wax

    I have to agree when I first started, which was not that long ago maybe a few months, the problem was me n not the supplier. Using wrong items, not correct temp, not curing ling enough, over using additives, wrong formula calcs. I use items from NG and my end result is fantastic. Just a FYI
  6. I have not done this, and have a question. If 16 oz of wax turns to 18oz melted do you figure how much FO on pre melted wax or melted wax.
  7. Help needed for wax tarts

    I read on here that soy needs at least a week curing ... Some people found older item they mad that were 3-4 weeks left on shelf and had an amazing throw. I don't use soy because of both those reasons but hope that helps
  8. Getting closer

    So exciting I'm at the same time frame you are. Good luck!!
  9. If you like patchouli NG Bitches Brew is kinda like Yankees Witches Brew. And the Berry Bewitching Brew has a bit of sweetness to it. My itty bitty group of testers love them. I used Palm Wax and made a purple/blue color (I normally don't use color) and it makes a cute Halloween melt kinda has hints of almost midnight blue sparkles. I'm sure it would look nice in candles. I haven't gotten that far yet
  10. Ty I will...I read an article online that said to drop the melt point of wax to match the FO flashpoint or it would evaporate so o it confused me. Ty again
  11. I started messing with Palm Wax. It says to heat 200° -210° add FO stir n pour quickly. But if a FO has a flash of say 170° don't I have to wait until it drops to 170°? Im very confused with this.
  12. Just wanted to say thank you very much for all your help. I fixed melting temp, and played with different combinations of waxes and believe I have found my blend I made a Cinnaberry and Lavender Twist melts last night at 8. Threw one each in a warmer this morning about 2 hours ago and ran to store. Just got home and I could smell them as I was unlocking front door!! Thank you again!!!!
  13. SMH ... Ok thank you. I'm sure I will get this down. I have a mini novel of notes. I really appreciate everyone's input. Thank you!!! The internet is so controversial. I'm glad I found this board, thank you!
  14. Ok...one last question. If you don't mind? If a FO has a flash point of 200, it's ok to add it in at 145-150 than? I thought it had to be added at the flash? Hmph maybe that's my mess up, I just thought of that, ugh.
  15. TallTayl I'm sorry to keep bothering you with questions, but do you feel vybar is necessary in beeswax? I'm not sure if it did anything. But I guess if my wax was way too hot that might have messed everything up. I didn't realize how much is involved. I have so many batches of different mixes that I'm not happy with :/