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Old 03-16-2017, 12:43 AM   #231
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Thanks for my order, Carolyn! I also got your sample. Did you gel? Perhaps the difference lies in the recipe, but my soaps made with you DB are much darker, as below, and mine consistently get this dark.
Yep, it gelled. My recipes is
37% Lard
18% Canola Oil, High Oleic
17% Tallow
9% Coconut Oil
9% Palm Kernel OIl
7% Avocado Oil
3% Castor Oil.
33% lye concentration
3% superfat
Gm Powder

Since this is made for mostly men I up the cleansing more than most of my soaps. The soap from which the sample came was made on 1/13/2017


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Old 03-16-2017, 01:24 AM   #232
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Carolyn, my DB arrived! It was waiting for me when I got home. I'm not sure when it was actually delivered, either yesterday or today? I know it wasn't there Monday, because I checked the box. It smells great OOB and the sample is absolutely amazing! I haven't soaped in over a month. This fragrance oil is definitely giving me some inspiration and incentive. Thanks so much for all of your hard work. Keep me in mind the next go round.


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The other DB I used discolored to a rich brown. Here is a pic of the same batch I took a pic of when it was 5 days old.

So, I am wondering if you added TD or a mica to lighten up the discoloration in yours. I am just wondering at the color, so I will know what to expect. I am sick, again, so no soaping this week.
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Susie, I am sorry to hear you are sick, hope you get better soon. No, I did not add any TD. I used AC, Red Mica and Oatmeal, sugar EDta, kaolin and silk. Maybe the Kaolin lightened it up. Approx 1.5 oz kaolin to 60 oz oils. Sorry I forgot about the Kaolin, it was a small note on the bottom of my printout.

Theresa, I am glad they got your package to you
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I got mine and the sample, I can't wait to use it! It's so awesome.
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Thanks for the clarification, Carolyn. I have often been tempted to go above the recommendations when I make soap. I love to smell it on my skin long after the shower, and I figure that is the probably the most benign thing I do to my body!
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I hope that I did not overlook this information in the thread. I know that somewhere in the last 24 pages, it was discussed that any sample soaps sent out were scented at 6%. Did we ever cover the safe usage maximums for soap, lotion, and candles?

ETA: I re-read the whole thread and found a reference to maximum usage in soap on page 22:
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Hate to admit it, but I do go above with some fo's in soaps only. Not leave on products. My DB is considered safe up to 9%. Keep in mind having fo tested by the IFRA is not mandatory so not all fo's even carry an IFRA rating. It is a self regulating organization in the FO industry.
I would still love a recommendation on appropriate usage rates in leave-on products and candles. I might be going a bit overboard on the Dragon's Blood.

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The only error was not ordering more!
YUP!!!
Jan smelled the sample and said ooh! I like this!

I shoulda ordered at least two pounds.


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YUP!!!
Jan smelled the sample and said ooh! I like this!

I shoulda ordered at least two pounds.


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