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  • Posted in thread: lavender soap on 04-23-2017 at 12:35 AM
    that is a good thing, when they turn brown you can scrape them off.The only botanicals that do
    not turn into brown mouse droppings in soap are calendula petals and I think cornflowers - tho
    I am not s...

  • Posted in thread: Polysorbate 80 + Cetyl Alcohol on 04-22-2017 at 08:08 PM
    Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.But from my further reading, I saw that Emulsifying Wax
    NF is made from a mix of the two - does anyone know the ratio? If I can get that, I could
    essentially make...

  • Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide Soap on 04-22-2017 at 08:01 PM
    I think the reason most people associate them is 2 fold for the most part. Yes they are more
    detectable in white soap. But If you use water soluble TD, and use alot of the mix in your
    soap, you can in...

  • Posted in thread: Mixing Colors on 04-21-2017 at 05:39 PM
    I do not worry about it. I mix at about 1:1 ratio, so I am not adding that much oil. My batches
    are normally ~800 grams so a 1/4 tsp of mica and oil won't change my superfat that much.

  • Posted in thread: Mixing Colors on 04-21-2017 at 03:02 PM
    1. Yes. I premix colors and store them either in 2oz bottles I bought for lotion, or in the
    small sample cups with lids you can get from the grocery store. Links are for the pictures, I
    they are not t...

  • Posted in thread: What soapy thing have you done today? on 04-20-2017 at 11:39 PM
    I had someone tell me they were sitting on a pretty bar of soap and I told them that HAD TO USE
    IT!!! That's what soap is for and if they didn't use it, how would they ever get another pretty
    bar to l...

  • Posted in thread: Zinc Oxide Soap on 04-20-2017 at 02:50 PM
    Cmzaha, when you use Zinc Oxide instead of TD how much do you use PPO? Does too much cause
    glycerin rivers in the same way too much TD causes it?TD does not cause 'glycerin' rivers. High
    water and hig...

  • Posted in thread: A lotion recipe on 04-20-2017 at 02:36 AM
    on the right side of the page, quite a ways down. there are links to free downloadable PDF's
    for beginning lotions and a snap guide with pictures.

  • Posted in thread: Bath Tea on 04-18-2017 at 07:42 PM
    Forgive me if there's a similar post... I couldn't seem to find one.I like oatmeal baths, but
    don't like the mess. In my wanderings around the web, I saw a recipe for bath tea bags. It
    seems simple en...

  • Posted in thread: Rubbing alcohol question! on 04-18-2017 at 05:46 PM
    ETA: I've also not been able to find a description of the mechanism by which this is supposed
    to work. Several pages deep into Google results is just the same catechism over and over on
    every soap blo...

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