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Title: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 13, 2014, 08:51:20 PM
I'm Asiza and I've just recently found the courage to dive into the scary world of lye. I've been researching everything there is on soap and soap making and now I think I should stop procrastinating. I went to the dollar store and thrift shops for things I could use and bought lye at Ace hardware. I figure, if there's not much money into it, I can spend those bucks on ingredient, which I have.  :buttrf:

My children and several other members of my family have very sensitive skin and I have a chemical sensitivity (the reason for my fear) so, I am motivated to make soap good enough for newborn skin. If I can do that soon enough, I'll make some soap for my newly born grandson who's 13 days old. Lots of motivation here to make the gentlest soap possible :) I can't wait to glean all of your wisdom.


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Lindy on November 13, 2014, 09:05:06 PM
Hello and welcome :hi:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: EJ on November 13, 2014, 09:06:54 PM
Hello and welcome,

Lots of info here and in Resources - you might not be able to see all of it until you've made more posts so ask as many questionas you need.


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 13, 2014, 09:15:50 PM
thanks to both of you. I have been looking around. This seems to be a very nice place.


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Eva on November 13, 2014, 09:53:22 PM
Hi and welcome!  :buttrf:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 13, 2014, 10:11:37 PM
thank you very much. I love these butterflies  :buttrf:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Liindann on November 14, 2014, 12:48:22 AM
Hi and welcome from me too  :buttrf:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 14, 2014, 12:51:28 AM
thanks  :)

So, I messed up my first batch of soap ... broke a glass candy thermometer in the lye. Stupid me  :-[


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: fireweed on November 14, 2014, 07:24:23 AM
The first of many mistakes you'll make, just like the rest of us! The good batches make up for it, welcome to the forum!


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: andoy on November 14, 2014, 09:36:12 AM
hi and welcome from me. Lye isn't that scary when you get used to working with it quite a bit. The main thing is wear protective glasses, wash anything that splashes on your skin straight away and keep it well away from kids. Locked if you can!

I don't use thermometers for soap making.


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: sdq on November 14, 2014, 10:55:48 AM
Hi and welcome :buttrf: :buttrf:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Helen on November 14, 2014, 01:42:04 PM
Hi Asiza and a very warm welcome to the forum  :) :buttrf:

Sorry to hear about your oopsie with the first soap  :(


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Suzanne on November 14, 2014, 06:56:39 PM
Hello and welcome


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Alphya on November 14, 2014, 09:35:42 PM
Hello and welcome to the mad house :)


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 15, 2014, 03:12:28 AM
Thanks guys! I will have to get a new thermometer; the soap turned out too well to wait any longer. I already have people asking for soap (rep. transferred from cooking I suppose). Nearly 100% coconut oil, coconut water and coconut cream is a fantastic soap!  ;D


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Lindy on November 15, 2014, 07:47:44 PM
It's okay to share with friends and relatives at this point but it will be a while before you're ready to sell.  Your family and friends and so going to love your new addiction hobby. :buttrf:


Title: Re: new to soap making and the forum
Post by: Asiza on November 15, 2014, 11:11:53 PM
Yeah, family and friends are the ones asking. As for selling, nope, not until I understand a whole lot more (and even at that, just in my small town).  :)