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  1. artemis replied to the thread New soaper needs advice about local ingredients.

    I think if you take this question (just copy and paste it) into a new thread of it's own, you will get the attention of a lot of...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 11:08 AM
  2. artemis replied to the thread Has anyone ever been afraid to use Mica?.

    Where did you get them? I've never heard of "magical" micas. They might not be intended for soaping. If the "magic" is that they change...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 10:16 AM
  3. artemis liked earlene's post in the thread Can I sprinkle tiny bits of dried coconut on top of my CP soap after I poured it?.

    If you try it, it would be nice if you let us know how it turns out over time. Personally, I wouldn't because I know I can get the same...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:45 PM
  4. artemis replied to the thread Can I sprinkle tiny bits of dried coconut on top of my CP soap after I poured it?.

    Instead, I grate a bar of plain white soap and sprinkle that on top. Very convincing substitute for shaved Coconut.

    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:44 PM
  5. artemis replied to the thread Mineral Oil Facial Cleansing.

    The skin "professionals" that I know (friends who sell Mary Kay or Beauty Counter) are usually trying to sell me their own skin care...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 10:39 AM
  6. artemis replied to the thread Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?.

    Here's the Coke bottle bottom. I used a hot nail to pierce it. I think the size of my holes could be a problem. I suspect that they need...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 1:13 AM
  7. artemis replied to the thread Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?.

    I'll be looking for those. As I looked around the kitchen today for other ideas, I noticed that a 6.9 FL oz Coke bottle fits easily into...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 12:37 AM
  8. artemis liked SaltedFig's post in the thread Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?.

    Hydroponic grow pots have a similar pattern and are dirt cheap (sorry ... had to ;)) These ones are 2.2 inches, but there's other...

    Hydroponic pots.JPG Mar 22, 2019 at 12:35 AM
  9. artemis liked Sultana's post in the thread Preservatives.

    The whole anti preservative all natural was the greatest marketing ploy every invented and that is all it is. A ploy. Look at any of...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  10. artemis liked amd's post in the thread Preservatives.

    This happened to me today. A friend loves my shampoo (syndet) bars but asked me to not use preservative in it - keep in mind there is...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  11. artemis liked geniash's post in the thread Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?.

    I have never, ever saw pickles in a jar with a strainer! Where do you get such a novelty lol! Alternatively a swimming pool skimmer...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 9:12 PM
  12. artemis replied to the thread Preservatives.

    My anti-preservative/chemical friends argue that even that little bit used repeatedly over time could have a cumulative affect on your...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:40 AM
  13. artemis replied to the thread “Moisturizing” Soap?.

    You check the water and NaOH in a recipe by inputting the percentages of oils and comparing the resulting water and NaOH amounts with...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 2:09 AM
  14. artemis replied to the thread Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?.

    I thought about that. I have one of those in the cupboard. You could put that at the top of the mold and pour through it. If you wanted...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 9:21 PM
  15. artemis replied to the thread “Moisturizing” Soap?.

    Also, try searching the forum for "conditioning" or "moisturizing." This question comes up quite often.

    Mar 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM