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Where do you purchase all your oils and such? Molds? I’ve never made soap, but have been reading alot about it and would like to try it. . .
Melissa, I buy my oils and stuff online – some of those include Majestic Mountain Sage, Bramble Berry, From Nature with Love, Mountain Rose Herbs and Wholesale Supplies Plus. I bought the silicone molds through WSP. I can’t remember off hand where I bought the wood mold, but there are so many resources online. If you want to try your hand at soap, use pringle cans or milk cartons for your molds to start. Oh, lye can be purchased at your local Ace Hardware but make sure it’s 100% lye. I bought my first batch online from Bramble Berry, but now pick it up at Ace. It’s a lot of fun. Also, join some of the yahoo soaper groups to learn from some of the oldtimers. Thanks for dropping by. If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment.
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I started making soap for myself and I noticed after 4-6 weeks of curing the soap is still soft. If sits too much in water, it gets really soft. What can I do to make a harder soap? Thank you very much.
Roxana, You shouldn’t have soft soap after that time frame. Please recheck your formula with the soap calculator. Also, don’t let your soap sit in water in the shower since it will tend to disappear! I’ll email you privately.
[...] still pretty new to making soap, every batch is an experiment. My wife is the one who creates the detailed recipes, and runs them through a soap calculator to check the ingredients. She has been wanting to make a [...]
I'm so glad you are here. If you'd like to leave me an email (lheines at wowway dot com) or a voice mail, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by. Lynda