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« 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 Smiley I can't wait to glean all of your wisdom.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 09:05:06 PM »

Hello and welcome Hi!
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 09:53:22 PM »

Hi and welcome!  :buttrf:
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 10:11:37 PM »

thank you very much. I love these butterflies  :buttrf:
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 12:48:22 AM »

Hi and welcome from me too  :buttrf:
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 12:51:28 AM »

thanks  Smiley

So, I messed up my first batch of soap ... broke a glass candy thermometer in the lye. Stupid me  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 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!
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 10:55:48 AM »

Hi and welcome :buttrf: :buttrf:
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 01:42:04 PM »

Hi Asiza and a very warm welcome to the forum  Smiley :buttrf:

Sorry to hear about your oopsie with the first soap  Sad
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2014, 06:56:39 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2014, 09:35:42 PM »

Hello and welcome to the mad house Smiley
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« Reply #14 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!  Grin
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