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« on: January 11, 2017, 05:50:13 AM »


I'm currently building up ingredients and kit to start making soap. It's all new to me but the whole process fascinates me.

Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 07:02:47 AM »

Hello and a very warm welcome to the forum  Smiley :buttrf:

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 10:30:06 AM »


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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »

Hello and welcome.

I started making soap 17 years ago and it fascinates me as much today as it did then, it tends to be a bit of an obsession but a nice one. Good luck and don't worry about any disasters, they happen now and then but are a great learning curve. You will be thrilled at your first bar of soap and amazed that it really lathers and feels sooooooo much better than any shop bought soap.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 12:26:38 PM »

Welcome. I've not been here long, either!
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HP Soap is NOT rough and soft!

« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 01:26:18 PM »

Log into the shop (via menu bar above) then select "Resources" (top menu bar there) and then there are tutorials and recipes - some are available if you're not logged in but there's a better range if you do log in.

For lye calculating there's a free online resource which I and some others always used:
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 02:03:40 PM »

Hello  :buttrf:
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 09:57:03 AM »

welcome. You don't need to go overboard with materials. You can use clean plastic tubs, lye and some oil (start with olive oil).
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