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Recipe Book

So what type of soap cookbooks do you all recommend? I've been living with the Elayne C. White "Soapmaking Recipes" for years now. Other books I have found are either downright dangerous (adding water to lye) or too heavy on the luxury ingredients.

I do experiment, but I have no clue generally how to determine appropriate lye or water temps if I stray too far from a known recipe.

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Fiestagal~ I've used the

Fiestagal~  I've used the same method to melt the oils....it's easy and it works.  I started using this method (for both hp and cp) when I read about it on a forum.  No mishaps, yet.  My problems usually arise from fragrance oils seizing.  That's what I get for not reading about the fragrance oils before I use them in soap!!

~Debbie

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Hi, I'm new to this site.

Hi,

I'm new to this site. I have been making soap for awhile and have taken a lot of classes. I like to learn from different teachers. I have a question about making cp soap. I viewed a video that showed making your cp soap by using you lye water to melt your oils starting with the hardest then going to your liquid oils. No temt. taking. I have tried it once and it worked fine. I have never found anyone else doing it this way.  I like doing it that way but not very sure of my self because I have never found anyone else doing it this way. What do you thinks?

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I couldn't do without

I couldn't do without Soapmakers Companion for making bar soap.  It is listed under the books section on this site.  She shares the, 'how to' the science and recipes in this book.  It's great for beginners and more advanced soapers.

HTH 

Debbie

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