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Offline gtrr4

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Soap Making
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:14:27 pm »
I am interested in starting to make soap for this springs farmers market.  Any imforation here to help?  Search results did not provide much in this arena.

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Re: Soap Making
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 06:35:41 pm »
I have taken a soap making class years ago.  So, I am not an experienced soap maker.  I remember you should wear some protective gear, especially if you are working with lye.  It is very important that you add the lye to the water, not vice versa. (Double check me on this safety fact. I am going from memory.)
This website will give you the basics on getting started. https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/back-to-basics-simple-gentle-cold-process-soap/
Here are some websites for supplies and calculators:
https://www.thesage.com/
https://www.elementsbathandbody.com/
https://www.soapgoods.com/
https://www.soaperschoice.com/
The soap making ladies, in our bee club, really like www.brambleberry.com

Last fall I saw a presentation on making goat's milk soap.  She incorporated honey into her recipes.  The process is similar as other soaps, except you have to add an extra ingredient to keep the goat's milk from going bad. 
Good luck with your soap making and keep us posted on the results!

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Re: Soap Making
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 07:09:50 pm »
B13 gave you a lot of good ones, especially brambleberry for supplies,

Here's a source for info, plus answers to any questions.

https://www.homesteadingtoday.com/forums/soapmaking.77/
Pay special attention to  MullersLaneFarm.  She is exceptional.
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