Last Activity:08-19-2010 12:53 PM
Posted in thread: red wine soap??? on 08-19-2010 at 06:53 PM
I simmer the wine down to a syrup on low temp for maybe 30 min to an hour. The amount you use
is up to you, I've used anywhere from 1/2 cup to 2 cups, presimmer. Simmering burns off all the
Posted in thread: for the Beer Soap Experts on 08-16-2010 at 07:30 PM
P.S. -Totally agree that beer is the best for hair, need to try it in my shampoo bar
formula!I'll share my Beer Hair Rinse recipe, it works like a charm and especially for those
days in between regula...
Posted in thread: for the Beer Soap Experts on 08-16-2010 at 07:18 PM
So, now I am truly inspired :-) I work at a brewery and so have access to loads of great beer!
Since I only use EOs, and no FOs, in my soaps, I am curious as how to KEEP that beer aroma. I
am making a...
Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide to whiten soap? on 07-28-2010 at 06:28 AM
I used 2 tsp zinc oxide + 4 tsp cocoa powder in a 5.5 lb batch to give my soap a milk chocolate
color...it worked very well, the soap I was making came out looking EXACTLY like chocolate cake
Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide to whiten soap? on 07-27-2010 at 02:06 AM
I am in the same quandry tonight...thought I had some titanium dioxide on hand but really what
I have is zinc. My base formula produces a neutral, honey-wheat colored soap and I am hoping to
Posted in thread: palm oil...liquid @ room temp ok? on 07-16-2010 at 07:33 PM
Just ordered some organic palm fruit oil from J. Edwards...I have delat with them before and
they have great customer service. Wish I had remembered that they carried this product before I
Posted in thread: palm oil...liquid @ room temp ok? on 07-16-2010 at 05:29 PM
They finally did agree to take it back, but will only refund 50% of the freight (and that's to
Canada!) No offer to replace the product, but they do offer a refund...will take several weeks
Posted in thread: palm oil...liquid @ room temp ok? on 07-16-2010 at 03:56 PM
It doesn't sound like I'll be able to get NDA to take that palm oil back...I have stearic acid
at home, can I add some to my formula to harden the bars, and bring the palm oil's properties
back to whe...
Posted in thread: palm oil...liquid @ room temp ok? on 07-16-2010 at 02:37 PM
oh bummer....I figured as much :-( I hope I can find a local source for it, as I am needing to
make some soap ASAP! Thanks for the info about the stearic acid - good to know.
Posted in thread: palm oil...liquid @ room temp ok? on 07-16-2010 at 04:58 AM
I just got mymost recent order of palm oil in from New Directions Aromatics. It arrived much
different than previous batches...so liquid it leaked out all over the box, and even after 48
hours @ 65-75...