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    The word association game

    Ideal
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    SMF February 2021 Challenge - Circling Taiwan Swirl

    I do like the idea of a countdown timer. There are a bunch of free ones available for any website or forum. @Angie would it be possible for an admin to set the timer at some point during each monthly challenge?
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    The 4-letter game

    Get that frog, Ralphie! RLPH
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    Cold process with melt and pour glycerin

    Oh, that's awesome, whew! They looked like metal wire racks in the picture, so my apologies. :)
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    How do you melt your oils?

    Yup, one pot. If you follow @Mobjack Bay's directions, that usually brings the batch temperature down close to where I want to be soaping. I am not a palm user because I prefer lard. But there are lots of threads here about melting it, storing it, and using it. :)
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    @linne1gi we are in Idaho. Due to lower housing costs, low regulation, and low cost of living (not to mention beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation), people are moving into this state like crazy. Lots of Californian are cashing out and migrating here to escape the taxes. They are bringing...
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    Cold process with melt and pour glycerin

    Honestly, I'm not trying to be nitpicky. But the way you are saying this, everyone will think you are talking about the liquid glycerin. What you intend to drizzle on your soap may contain glycerin, and it may be a "glycerin M&P base." But is not "M&P glycerin" nor "base glycerin." To make sure...
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    Cold process with melt and pour glycerin

    As @dibbles asked in your other post, do you mean "drizzling glycerin soap" -- as in melt-and-pour? Because glycerin alone is just a liquid, and will not solidify to look like honey. Assuming you intend to drizzle M&P soap, you can do that now.
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    Any suggestions?? It ia going to be a coffee scrub bar..

    That is a HUGE batch of soap - 14 lbs of oils, and almost 2.5:1 water:lye ratio, for a total of 21 lbs. :oops: Since you have never made this recipe before, please consider making a 1 or 2lb batch to start. That allows you to test it in real life without wasting a lot of expensive ingredients...
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    The 4-letter game

    Hurry! Angels never dilly-dally. ANGE
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    The word association game

    Light
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    Wedding 👰🏾‍♀️ Soaps ❤️🌺🌹

    You might find rice bran oil at a local restaurant supply store, if there is one near you. If you are in a more rural area, sometimes it can be found at Tractor Supply or other feed-store type of places in the horse feed area. Hardware stores used to have it in the fry oil area, but I haven't...
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    Wedding 👰🏾‍♀️ Soaps ❤️🌺🌹

    That is true. But the request was for an inexpensive bar. It's hard to find an inexpensive vegan soaping oil that also makes nice soap when it is the majority of the oils. Palm is probably the closest but is a lot more expensive for most of us than lard, and also brings its own objectors...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    What I want and what I can afford are not the same. ;) They have a large model that is about $1500, and countertop models for $100. I'll probably want something a little sturdier that is all stainless, like this one.
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    Wedding 👰🏾‍♀️ Soaps ❤️🌺🌹

    @Cal43 You could make an inexpensive but nice soap with 50% lard, 20% coconut oil, 20% rice brain oil, and 5% each of shea and castor. Add sugar to boost the bubbles, and add a pinch silk fibers (if you already have that on hand) to your lye solution. For the wrapping, I've used white organza...
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