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Hi ya'll,<br><br>
This will be my first attempt making soap. It will be for my personal use (I might branch out later). I have been using homemade soap that I have gotten off eBay for the last six months, I even got my mother hooked. I started looking for a better price when I realized I could make it cheaper than buying it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That is how I got to this point. I am planning on making my soap the second week of November with the help of my sister-in-law. And I have a few questions about the recipe I am going to use. Here is the recipe:<br><br><br>
Sudsy All-Vegetable (Kathy ******)<br><br>
24 ounces coconut oil<br>
24 ounces olive oil<br>
18-20 ounces soybean or canola oil (18 will yield a slightly harder finish)<br>
16 ounces palm oil<br>
24-26 ounces cold water<br>
12 ounces lye crystals<br><br><br>
Temps 100-120 degrees (varies according to what you use for fragrance... some fragrance oils work at higher temps)<br><br>
I plan on using canola oil.<br><br>
Here are the questions that I have:<br><br>
1. I don't think this is superfatted. Should I superfat it? If so, with what? I have castor oil and shea. And how much should I add?<br><br><br>
2. On the internet, what is a good realiable lye calculator to use?<br><br><br>
3. I am going to scent this with Oatmeal Milk & Honey FO from The Soap Dish, how much do I use for this recipe?<br><br><br>
4. How do I cut a recipe in half?<br><br><br>
5. For the mold, I am going to use those cardboard pop flats (I think). How do I figure out how many I need?<br><br><br><br>
That is all for now. I might have more questions after ya'll reply.<br><br><br>
Thanks,<br>
Sandi
 
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