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A Grain Of Salt and A Bar Of Soap...

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by Steveca, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Nov 28, 2012
    Marianne

    Marianne Super Self-Sufficient

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    I'd be concerned about the ph. Everything that I have read says that soap needs to cure. Well, obviously not glycerin soap, etc. I always mark it on the calendar when my soap is supposed to be ready to use.

    I had visions of you having to douse yourself w/ vinegar. :/

    My soap buddy and I want to try some of the chocolate soap bars, too. They look so cool, huh.

    Oh, love the knife, too!
     
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    creativetwinszoo

    creativetwinszoo Almost Self-Reliant

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    Those are very pretty!!
    I can't wait to try making soap!! Especially if they'll all be uber pretty like that!!
     
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    rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Almost Self-Reliant

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    Did you make your own lye? I keep trying to make some, but really think I'm doing something wrong. I should probably buy a book on soap making.
     
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    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    I have read that only cold processed soap needs to be "aged". The hot process yields a soap that is usable instantly.
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    All my soap books say let them set for a month to six weeks. I haven't made any myself yet. I've just been buying from local soap makers.

    I have issues with a lot of junk in the commercial "soaps". I use ivory when I can't get any local soaps. I've found that it lasts much longer if you let it set for a while and dry some.
     

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