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I have a book that has several base recipes (for cold process) and then a ton of milled soap recipes. I'm kind of assuming that is the same as melt and pour. In this book, you are supose to take 12 oz. of soap base of choice, shred it, then melt it with 9 oz. of water and whatever addatives a recipe may call for.

I've been doing some reading on line about melt & pour and it doesn't seem to me that any water is ever added. Do you think I can take shaved soap base and simply melt it with only a tablespoon or so of water if needed? (and then, of course, add scent and whatever...)

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Are you reading Norma Coney's book perhaps? That was my first soap book. I recommend putting it away and getting The Everything Soapmaking Book by Alicia Grosso. She covers cold process, melt and pour, hot process the whole deal. I've been soaping for years and still pull Alicia's book out every now and then.

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