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  • Posted in thread: No Zap from little liquid spots, what are they? on 01-17-2017 at 03:48 PM
    I showered with the soap yesterday and my skin didn't feel irritated but it also did not feel
    as moisturized as I hoped. I may try different HP bar of mine to make sure the feels I get are
    different o...

  • Posted in thread: Lard-ies...I need help on 01-17-2017 at 03:39 PM
    I just picked up a 50lb box of lard from Soapers Choice ($0.90/lb? How could I not?!), and
    noticed even without heating that this smells much more like pig than the grocery-store bought
    lard I had pre...

  • Posted in thread: SMF January 2017 Challenge: Gradient Layer on 01-12-2017 at 04:33 PM
    23285This is GORGEOUS! I love the different shades of gray, and the gold line reminds me of
    Kintsugi (Japanese gold joining). I may have to use your soap for inspiration. :)

  • Posted in thread: Basic Balanced Bar Recipe Check on 01-12-2017 at 04:24 PM
    I too am working on a basic balanced bar recipe with similarities to yours. 40% lard, 20%
    Coconut, 20% OO, 10% RBO, and 5% castor. I was seriously tempted to swap the RBO for 10%
    Avocado Oil, but figu...

  • Posted in thread: learning update, Lard recipe feedback? on 01-11-2017 at 03:10 PM
    I would also say that if you are going to be thinking about looking at possibly selling in the
    future, please do it because you actually want to sell soap rather than for covering costs of a

  • Posted in thread: learning update, Lard recipe feedback? on 01-10-2017 at 08:59 PM
    Thanks all for the feedback. . I'll try without the flax and then with as an experiment and see
    what I like better/how they last. I recall reading an article from swiftcraftymonkey that
    discussed the ...

  • Posted in thread: learning update, Lard recipe feedback? on 01-10-2017 at 06:01 PM
    Hi All,I'm trying again to experiment with lard. I hadn't soaped in a while due to adopting a
    cat and my fear of tripping over him while carrying lye water. Now that he has started to
    mellow out, I ha...

  • Posted in thread: back to school - simple tip from chemistry class on 02-06-2016 at 09:19 PM
    I'm convinced. Next time I'm using EOs in soap, I'm going to try the pour stick method, and
    will save the plastic syringes for another project.I'm curious - are FOs generally as
    destructive as EOs as ...

  • Posted in thread: Rustic Coffe soap on 02-06-2016 at 09:11 PM
    Chiming in a little late, but my experience with coffee is if you use non used grounds the
    scratchy factor goes through the roof! One batch I made is too much to even hold onto (I used 2
    tbsp ppo beca...

  • Posted in thread: My newbie soaping adventure and things I've learned along the way... on 02-06-2016 at 08:58 PM
    53. Every brilliant soaping idea you come up with (additives especially) will turn out to be a
    TERRIBLE mistake, and if you had just thought to more thoroughly check the forum threads you
    would have f...


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