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  1. This wax soots.to make it less sooty you should add some soy, try 15 per cent. It will help. What I see with many paraffin candles is a solid dark container, maybe not the look you want. It’s a toss up with this wax, great color and throw, paraffin soot. Lx can work nicely in the wax and it’s a pretty wick. You can still get great color adding more soy, test and see where this stops. More soy less soot.
  2. No interest in selling, you can buy by the gallon ready for use for resale but want to make for personal use. Bulk apothecary sells a gallon for $3.95!
  3. Yes,Saw the difference in mph and would get for whatever recipe calls for. Saw list of problem essential oils. Very much like making shampoo! Do you preserve?
  4. I think you can label waterless hand cleanser versus hand sanitizer. You could also contact base makers and ask about labeling requirements if reselling.
  5. Take 4 ounces and do .5 per cent and see how it blends. Shouldn’t be an issue, but every formulation is different. You should NOT put in a lot of essential oils! If it blends ok then you can calculate other amounts for different scents. Some eo wil cloud others will not. You have to test.
  6. Why Don’t you ask Bulk Apothecary?
  7. Will look at soap calc again. I think they did 3 per cent super fat. ok interesting, so I put seems easy enough and no water discount with liquid? I want to do this because family loves Dr. Bronners but I hate the pricewith synth or essential oils, Will have to look up but does fragrance cause an issue with cloudiness. I know with some surfactants shampoo one you do have to use emulsifier for fragrance before putting into solution otherwise if wanting clear shampoo or hand wash it won’t be clear.
  8. I am not sure how to input into soap calc. Would like to know thought on recipeposte and go with that, as I most likely will not make this into a big thing.
  9. I have made cp and hp but have never have attempted liquid soap. Any thought on this recipe? A couple recipes I have seen include neutralizing with borax. This one doesn’t and seems easy enough to do for making Castile. Ingredients 24 oz weight (680 grams) olive oil 16 oz weight (454 grams) coconut oil 9.35 oz weight (265 grams) Potassium hydroxide lye flakes 32 oz (4 cups | 907 grams) distilled water, for lye-solution 10 to 12 cups distilled water, to dilute, plus extra as needed Instructions Make The Soap Paste Add the olive oil and coconut oil to a large, (6 quart minimum) crock pot. Turn the crock-pot on high. While the oils are warming, put on your safety gloves and goggles, and carefully measure the potassium hydroxide lye into a stainless steel or pyrex bowl. Measure the water into a medium stainless bowl or pyrex pitcher. Set the container with the water into your sink, then very carefully tip the lye flakes into the water. Stir to dissolve. When the oils in the crockpot are warm, carefully tip the lye solution into the oils. Leave the crockpot on high. Use an immersion blender to blend the oils and lye solution together. Immediately after adding the lye solution to the oils, blend for about 5 minutes, until the mixture looks uniformly opaque and begins to slightly thicken. For the next 30 minutes, come back and blend the soap paste about every 5 minutes. The mixture will get thicker and thicker, progressing through an icing texture to something like Elmer's glue. Cook Soap Paste When the soap mixture becomes too thick to blend with an immersion blender, lid the crock pot and cook the soap mixture for 3 hours on high. Every 30 minutes or so, come back and fold and stir the soap paste with a heat-resistant silicone spatula or heavy wood spoon to ensure the soap paste cooks evenly. As the soap cooks, it will become increasingly translucent, moving from a runny white liquid to a puffy taffy texture to, eventually, a yellowy-clear, thick, translucent gel. Test Soap Clarity After 3 hours, or once the paste looks fully translucent and gelled throughout, check the soap with a clarity test. Measure out an ounce of soap paste (about a golf-ball sized blob will do it). Add 4 oz (1/2 cup) of boiling or very hot water to the soap paste. Stir gently until the soap paste is totally dissolved. Allow the dilute soap to cool. If the soap is opaque, or if a scum of oils floats to the surface, continue cooking your soap paste for another hour before re-testing. If the dilute soap is clear (it needn't be colorless, just translucent), proceed with dilution. Dilute the Soap Paste Add 10 cups water to the soap paste in the crockpot. Break up the soap paste into the water as best you can but don't worry about the paste dissolving fully. Lid the crock pot and turn the heat to warm for 8 hours or overnight. If you happen to walk by, give the soap a stir to help it along but don't worry if you can't. After 8 hours, if you notice chunks of remaining soap or thick skin of soap forming even after the chunks of soap dissolve, add another cup or two of water to further dilute the paste. Bottle Soap When your soap is fully dissolved with no chunks of soap paste remaining, ladle your dilute soap into a perfectly clean and dry 1-gallon glass or plastic jug. Recipe by Northwest Edible Life at https://nwedible.com/how-to-make-diy-liquid-castile-soap/
  10. It’s def a blender wax, not a main wax. Good additive in some amounts.
  11. Don’t feel bad we all have whoopsies. Make that batch of candles and forget the fragrance? Hahaha. Mise En Place! Do try adding sodium lactate, it does amazing things for hot process!
  12. True that but no thanks to open products on shelves that have been there for who knows how long. The myth LUSH pushes is made fresh every day, but the products in the stores are not fresh. Tons of open jar testers. I think in the new world things will be more packaged as they are in Japan.
  13. I was going to say castor oil as well, I never use more than 5 per cent. But Lye for sure can be an issue. Have you been adding extra fragrance at all? I would try new lye with recipe try new lye with addition of sodium lactate- sodium lactate in your hot process will help harden it and it will make your soap more fluid. if you haven’t tried it with hot process it helps.
  14. As we are not sure of your waxes, you may have to experiment a bit. Here’s what you can try. 75 percent paraffin whatever is easier for you to get, then add 25 per cent coconut oil. This should help with adhesion and burn. As you have hot weather you will have to see how this blend holds up. You could also do paraffin in a solid color container and worry less about adhesion, just go for a proper burn and scent throw.
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