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    What scents are you drawn to?

    Yet another smf member who doesn’t have a ”type” of fragrance. I tend to like floral and herbal fragrances to be as true to the actual plant as possible. If I want a fresh kind of scent, I’m more likely to go for a minty or citrussy one than one of those ”fresh air” or ”clean linen” ones. I also...
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    Fragrance Oil Ruined By Magnesium?

    Hello everyone! I've made a few sticks of deodorant using a base recipe of 50% magnesium hydroxide, 10% cetyl alcohol, and 40% sunflower oil. The first one was with lavender and frankincense and worked very well. When I used that up, I wanted a rose scented one, and made a full size stick right...
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    Looking for Input - Spa Day in a Jar

    This thread inspired me to give my husband a home spa day for Christmas! He got a gift basket with masks, bath bombs etc, and a card explaining the gift. Of course it’s really a gift for both of us - my mum will be babysitting :dance::tub::nodding:
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    Looking for Input - Spa Day in a Jar

    I’ve been thinking about this, and I think it makes sense to have different kits to use with or without a bath. Not everyone has a bath tub, and some people don’t like baths. So, for a tub type person: bath oil/bomb/salts, scrubby thing like a small loofah. For a showerer: salt scrub/shower...
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    Deodorant with flower water

    I’ve made one with lavender and frankincense eo, and one with rose fo.
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    Deodorant with flower water

    Just a quick update because I’ve finally made a recipe I really like! It’s 50% magnesium hydroxide, 38% sunflower oil, 10% cetyl alcohol and 2% essential and/or fragrance oil. I still have moderately stinky days, but that happened with purchased deos too.
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    Soap for daughter’s eczema

    I would much rather use a mild steroid under supervision by a doctor, than experiment with homemade remedies. That is what should have been clearer in my reply, I’m not suggesting the op does nothing.
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    Whats the Best recipe for 100% Olive oil soap ?

    I really like Zany’s No Slime Castile, from this forum. Doesn’t seem to work for everyone though. (I’ve only made it once, but that batch was awesome.)
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    Soap for daughter’s eczema

    How old is your daughter? If she isn’t big enough to understand her options, please don’t experiment with her skin!
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    I know I asked something like this before, but

    I don’t understand your question. If you prefer to work in pounds and ounces, soapcalc gives you those units too.
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    Deodorant with flower water

    I need to make some with more magnesium, definitely! The Mommypotamus stick is not effective at all. Maybe I’ll combine the magnesium with bicarb or zink. I also want to try a recipe with cetyl alcohol instead of beeswax.
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    Deodorant with flower water

    So what, in your opinion, is the right percentage?
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    Deodorant with flower water

    That’s just the thing - ”natural” isn’t really a meaningful concept to me when it comes to cosmetics. I like to make stuff because it’s creative and I get to choose scents etc. It’s not worth it for me to make deodorant if it’s a big hassle or really expensive. Thanks everyone who weighed in on...
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    Deodorant with flower water

    I’ve read all the deo threads I could find... Haven’t been able to locate babassu oil that isn’t too spendy with the shipping (I’m in Sweden).
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    Deodorant with flower water

    I’ve been trying homemade deodorants. Coconut oil + bicarb worked ok most days but some of my tops got grease stains. Coconut oil+ magnesium hydroxide didn’t seem as effective and the grease problem persisted. Third experiment was with rose water and mag. hydroxide. Only tried it for three days...
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