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« on: January 10, 2008 01:45:01 PM »

I would love to have a go at making soap and have read so interesting stuff on this fab site!!

Now we only have a Hobby Craft where I live so I was looing at the alternatives to the M &b P soap bases as Hobby Craft don't sell them  Embarrassed

Can someone in the UK recommend any "cheap" ingrediaents? Soap bars, boxes of soap flakes? I have looked at making olive oil (castile) soap but I do not know what Lye to use, the recipes suggest Red Devil but we don't have that brand in the UK. Dose anyone have any suggestions?



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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008 12:14:34 AM »

Sorry I'm not in the UK, but here's a list of suppliers I found

And these ones at least have mp supplies

Also, you want to look for 100% pure sodium hydroxide (NaOH) Also sometimes called caustic soda. They don't even make red devil anymore, but you might be able to find lye in some kind of chemical store or hardware store.

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008 06:39:28 AM »

Try http://www.soapkitchenonline.co.uk/ they are often generally pretty reasonably priced fort soap making ingredients, plus they have a HUGE selection. And I can vouch for them as I've bought from them several times. they also have some recipes on the website
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