Pine tar soap
Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:30 PM
Sorry for the 20 questions...
Thanks for all replies!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
Becky, I put "Pine" in the CP soap forum search and among many, came up with this link: http://forums.debbie...__fromsearch__1
There were several others that may answer your questions and get you going!
Yes, you do use real pine tar. I found mine in a local feed and seed store. It's sometimes used on horses hooves! The reason many people use it is that they have heard that it is good for various skin conditions. I make it but don't sell it. I make it because it works great on a good friends psoriasis and I give it to her. I don't sell it because it says on the can "not for human use" or something like that. Have fun!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:54 PM
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Edited by cmzaha, 20 June 2012 - 11:10 PM.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:33 PM
I apologize if I am naming a competitor but since wsp doesn't carry pine tar I figured it would be ok. is the bickmore brand of pine tar ok to use on human skin?
I've always wanted to try African black soap - not because I need to for skin conditions but because I am curious. how is it? creamy? cleansing? could you list the ingredients? maybe I could replicate it? thanks!
if I made an all lard soap does it require a long cure time like castile soap? this is probably a dumb questions but is it possible to hp castile soap? can I hp lard soap too? trying to remember why I didn't hp my castile soap to begin with. there must have been a reason but I can't remember now. Alzheimer's....
Edited by becky9981, 22 June 2012 - 04:09 PM.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:24 PM
I never water discount my soap. I keep it at 38% and usually add about 4 more ounces of water than soapcalc says because I HP soap. It accounts for the water evaporation during the cook and it makes it fluid when poured in the mold.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:22 PM
I really don't know if it was a false trace. It did not separate in the mold. I was expecting to stir/blend for 30 minutes but it came to trace quicker than my regular bars of soap do. I tested them well after the 48 hour mark. I don't think they were too high off the safe range, but still tested heavy. Maybe I should have waited a few more weeks and then tested them again? Too late now. The bar I am using was really slimy when I first used it. I let it sit in my soap dish for a few weeks then tried it again, and it was ok. Not as slimy. And not as "harsh" as when I first tried it. Maybe I'm being too paranoid, but I'm afraid to use them on anyone but me.
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