Last Activity:09-03-2012 3:43 PM
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Posted in thread: Ginger EO on 09-03-2012 at 09:43 PM
Hmm, instead of tea, maybe ginger juice might work ?
Posted in thread: Essential Oil Safety on 09-01-2012 at 10:45 AM
Do you happen to know which substance contained in citrus oils causes photosensitization ?For
example, citrus oils share "ingredients" with non-citrus oils lemongrass, melissa, litsea,
etc.Is orange p...
Posted in thread: Rosemary Oleo extract on 07-11-2012 at 07:20 AM
Thanks, that's useful info.If you say it shouldn't be used in alkaline environement, I
understand ROE doesn't avoid DOS in soap, just keeps your oils fresh. Which of course will
Posted in thread: Rosemary Oleo extract on 07-10-2012 at 09:53 PM
I think it is more effective to add it to your oils in bottles. ROE does have temperatures at
which its properties are destroyed. So... if its only going into the soap then the soap heats
up and kills...
Posted in thread: Rosemary Oleo extract on 07-09-2012 at 10:06 AM
Many of my soaps are 30:70 hard:soft oil blend and Lavender has caused DOS while soaps of the
same composition (and unfragranced or scented with something other than lavender) are good for
at least a ...
Posted in thread: Is it safe? on 07-09-2012 at 09:49 AM
The curing issue lies in the scent. I remember that somebody was complaining from headaches
from curing more batches of heavily scented soap in the same room.
Posted in thread: Hot Process / Transparent on 07-09-2012 at 09:42 AM
Every source I read says to heat oils to 135-145 or 170-180 to make hot process or transparent
soap.For hot process, you don't need to highly heat the oils before, just the soap as it is
Posted in thread: Lye Solution Problem?? on 06-26-2012 at 03:52 PM
It's relatively normal, happened often to me. Lye sometimes does have impurities. Yes, your
batch will be ok, what I do sometimes when lye has impurities is slightly lower the superfat,
Posted in thread: Salt soap troubleshooting on 06-12-2012 at 05:50 AM
What do you mean that the soap is melting ?Personally, I have noticed sweating, but no other
side - effect. Just let them sweat and use them when I'm ready to use them.
Posted in thread: Lemon Butter on 06-09-2012 at 06:08 PM
First time I hear about this.Apparently, it's lemon flavored butter. (Cowmilk) butter isn't
great to use of soap, because it stinks.