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Posted in thread: Castile 95%NaOH 5%KOH calculations help on 01-14-2017 at 11:00 PM
To add an interesting twist to the ongoing debate about high oleic soaps, please see Auntie
Clara's blog post about the various soaps she and her family used while on vacation in Italy
this past sea...
Posted in thread: Soap Ph_we are wrong :-) on 01-14-2017 at 05:43 PM
Gosh, that's interesting! Kevin Dunn, Faith Gratz Oriold, and other competent soapers in the
handcrafted and commercial soap world who test soap per standardized lab methods will be very
surprised to ...
Posted in thread: Questions about rosehip seed oil on 01-13-2017 at 06:06 PM
Personally, I don't view RBO and meadowfoam at all the same. They have different strengths and
weaknesses. I would not use meadowfoam in soap. I mean, technically you can, but it's fairly
Posted in thread: Questions about rosehip seed oil on 01-13-2017 at 03:56 PM
In my experience, olive is a heavy, non absorbent oil, so rosehip and olive are likely to
always feel heavier on your skin regardless of the % of rosehip, than if you use a lighter
absorbent oil like ...
Posted in thread: Questions about rosehip seed oil on 01-13-2017 at 01:13 AM
It might last longer in the freezer, but I keep mine in the fridge and get it used reasonably
promptly. Even oils in the freezer will go rancid eventually and they're not in plain sight to
remind me t...
Posted in thread: Rule of Thumb for Mold Size with Water Discount on 01-12-2017 at 09:54 PM
See especially post 7. Maybe that post will be helpful to you.
Posted in thread: Help with recipe and temperature on 01-12-2017 at 06:40 PM
If you are still planning on using the chamomile EO, I advise against it.For one thing, you say
it is mixed in jojoba, which means this "EO" is probably only 10% actual essential oil
(although you sho...
Posted in thread: Want to learn how to dye wool -- asking for tips! on 01-12-2017 at 02:26 AM
Navigator -- If I'm not careful, I'm going to be cruising Livemaster and saving tutorials until
dawn. Sheesh, you're a bad influence, just BAD I tell ya. I've seen a few yurt felt-making
videos, but n...
Posted in thread: Want to learn how to dye wool -- asking for tips! on 01-12-2017 at 01:07 AM
"...Is there a way to tell in advance whether the layers will felt at the same rate? How do you
ever know?..."You can do a quick test of each fiber to get a sense of how it felts on its own.
If the sh...
Posted in thread: Want to learn how to dye wool -- asking for tips! on 01-12-2017 at 12:56 AM
I've been cruising the Livemaster.ru website and reading some of the tutorials. You know the
craze for photographing newborns in all kinds of unusual "nests"? I'm not always sure what I
think of that,...