[soapcraft] Re: Soap Swap

Jenny


I put your recipe through the soapcalc on Gina¹s website and I work your
water out to be 185 gms??


Louise


on 17/6/10 5:19 PM, Jenny Holmes at tinks2@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Hi
> 
> I've had a look at the Soap Calc. but am going to need more time to work it
> out.  The exact amount I used in the recipe were:
> 
> Olive - 367 grams
> Coconut - 125 gms
> Caustic Soda - 68 gms
> Water - 134 gms
> 
> Essential Oil 20mls Lavender
>                            1 ml Patchoulli
> 
> Look OK?  Glad that it should eventually dry and harden.  I'm keen to have
> another go but just want to check the receipe out before I do.
> 
> Jenny
> 
> 
> 
> On 17/06/2010, at 8:02 AM, Soapcraft wrote:
> 
>> A little extra water should not have made to much difference.  Why don¹t you
>> run the recipe through the calculator on Soapcraft just to see how much
>> caustic and water it would have said to use.  Or if that¹s to much tell us
>> exact amounts of each that you used.
>> 
>> Anyhow it should eventually dry and harden and be fine.
>> 
>> gina
>> 
>> 
>> On 16/06/10 10:32 PM, "Jenny Holmes" <tinks2@xxxxxxxxxx
>> <x-msg://24/tinks2@xxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Everyone
>>> 
>>> Thought I'd give you an update of my first soap making experience.  I used
>>> your recipe Liz.  I've just taken it out of the mould and cleaned up my pot
>>> etc about 36 hours since I made it.  It looks creamy and dense but I think
>>> maybe it never got to trace as it's soft and sticking to the knife when I
>>> cut.  The scrapings from the pot I found that I could form into a ball like
>>> playdough.  I've read in the book that slimy/soft may be because too much
>>> water or not enough caustic soda.  I was super careful with the measuring
>>> though there may have been 1 - 2 extra grams of water because the scales
>>> fluctuated at that time.  I guess I'll just have to wait until a few more
>>> days pass by to see if it gets more solid.
>>> 
>>> Anyway I'm chuffed to have got this far and I'm already thinking about what
>>> scents I'll use next.  May try Gina's suggestions.  Jan thanks for questions
>>> about colours etc as I'm benefitting from the replies.  I've read also that
>>> yo u can grate candle wax colours that you buy from craft shops  Glad that
>>> your first batch has come out well.
>>> 
>>> Jenny
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 16/06/2010, at 8:11 PM, Liz Brook wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Mandy/Louise,
>>>>  
>>>> In Ross's blurb he has asked if the swap soapies can be to him by 16th of
>>>> August - this is so he can get them all repackaged and out again by the 1st
>>>> September.
>>>>  
>>>> Liz
>>>>  <http://www.lizziebee.co.nz <http://www.lizziebee.co.nz/>
>>>> <http://www.lizziebee.co.nz >  >
>>> 
>>> 
> 
> 


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