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  • Posted in thread: Browsing soap pics on 01-17-2018 at 12:14 AM
    If it were my soap, the dark rim would be caused by a discoloring fragrance oil. If so, the bar
    is freshly cut, because the whole bar would eventually turn the same color as the outside
    edges. I'm not...

  • Posted in thread: Soap/Lye Calculators; A guide on 01-17-2018 at 12:07 AM
    Don't click on the link in the previous post by Sammay. Every one of this person's posts has a
    disguised URL and that tactic sure looks like spam to me. I've reported it.

  • Posted in thread: Store Closures and openings on 01-16-2018 at 11:46 PM
    That's good to know. I appreciate companies who treat people fairly.

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Go To Soap on 01-16-2018 at 11:44 PM
    10-15% lauric + myristic30-35% palmitic + stearic45-50% oleicThat translates to recipes that
    have 45 to 60% lard, about 20% high oleic sunflower, about 15% coconut oil, and often some
    tallow and/or av...

  • Posted in thread: Store Closures and openings on 01-16-2018 at 05:40 PM
    I have only been in a Costco once or twice, but I agree with you, Earlene -- I like it better
    than Sam's Club. I don't have any clue if they treat their employees better than the Walton
    empire does, b...

  • Posted in thread: Bramble Berry gripe on 01-16-2018 at 04:10 PM
    Before I launch into what I really want to say, I want to state for the record that I always
    send a receipt or packing slip with the orders I ship from my small business. I might send 1
    item .. or I m...

  • Posted in thread: January SMF Challenge -Hidden Heart Swirl on 01-16-2018 at 02:16 AM
    One of the things I found using a longer tube to temporarily hold the batter for the heart --
    the diameter of the heart at the bottom end was quite a bit smaller than the diameter of the
    heart at the ...

  • Posted in thread: Rookie mistake - help requested on 01-16-2018 at 02:09 AM
    Okay, so to recap -- you now have this sitting on your counter --CO ... 21.3 oz ... 29.5%Lard
    ... 38 oz ... 52.6%OO ... 12.9 oz ... 17.9%Total ... 72.2 oz are all mixed together.If you
    measure out a t...

  • Posted in thread: January SMF Challenge -Hidden Heart Swirl on 01-15-2018 at 09:55 PM
    ...I split and colored my batter...Oh, dear. I read this as "I spit..." and my eyes goggled
    out, thinking of you spitting soap batter into your mold. And then my brain finally caught up
    with my eyes. ...

  • Posted in thread: Potassium Cocoate on 01-15-2018 at 09:23 PM
    I agree with Penelopejane -- never trust someone's recipe. Always doublecheck the numbers. Even
    the best and most careful of soapers make mistakes. If the soap has a zap, it has a zap. The
    zap can be ...


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