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    ISO dupe for Aromatique "The Smell of Christmas" .

    I love love love this scent (and their Smell of Spring)...I have not yet found a christmas FO that smells anything like it....I have tried Candle Science and Lonestar so far... Anyone familiar with these scents, please help! :cry: Thanks Dana
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    Question about GM Soap (UPDATED)

    That I don't know...I prefer my soaps not to gel at all. But I don't use them right away either...I always wait a minimum of 4 weeks. Thanks for your input......I really enjoy the RTCP way of soaping... dana
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    How long to wait until you can test a bar?

    To me, waiting for cure is the worst part of soapmaking. I can hardly stand it. :cry: However, I don't feel like I get a good feel of how the soap is doing until after a good cure (at least a month) and for some, like castile, considerably longer. Of course I have not been making soap very...
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    Dog soap: Glycerin or CP?

    FWIW, a dog's skin has a different ph than a humans. Human type products are not good for pets. Just a thought to keep in mind. And be very careful with FO and EO. HTH Dana (Veterinary Technican)
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    Beer Soap CP - Today's Creation!

    Perhaps it is posted somewhere here and I missed it.......whats the scoop on beer soaps? Sounds interesting! Looks great! :D dana
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    Question about GM Soap (UPDATED)

    Ok I've tried a few more batches, omitting the oatmeal and honey ;). 1. It doesn't scorch, smell bad, or turn dayglo orange. However, it DOES turn brown during the gel. I assume this is the sugars carmelizing? 2. I finally made a batch that stayed creamy white...the only way I could do so...
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    Question about GM Soap (UPDATED)

    I'm not sure Marr? This is the first time I've made Gm or OMH soap. I can't remember if it turned in the mixing bowl, or in the mold. Mind is blank. I think what I'll do is make another batch when I get home from work tonight. Maybe even omit the oatmeal and honey just to test and see what...
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    Question about GM Soap (UPDATED)

    Ok thats good to know. Barb, I used Paul's RTCP method. You aren't supposed to need to freeze the GM. The milk was cold though. I added at trace. I used no FO. Otherwise I pretty much did everything you all did: Used 50/50 lye solution (w/aloe juice). Everything was room temp, except...
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    Question about GM Soap (UPDATED)

    Ok, I tried my first batch of gm soap a few nights ago. Used Paul's RTCP method. I have heard people say GM soap can turn orange (why?) And be white to brown in color. What makes it that way? (that color?) Should GM soap gel or no? I know in soapmaking in general I have read to gel or...
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    Maybe I added the lye too fast, or stirred too vigorously or something? :shock: Oh well, what's done is done. I am SO thrilled to have finally made GM soap! I was so intimidated making milk soaps after reading all the stories about it...but this was easy-peasy! From the moment I tried...
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    Foam or no foam......my 1st batch of Gm soap is looking wonderful.... thanks to all of you for sharing your experience and knowledge dana
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    Sounds good to me. thanks :lol: dana
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    leave out the gunk or leave out the strainin' ? lol At least I know this as happened to someone else besides me! :cry: dana
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    Interesting.......this is just the stuff from Wally...... yeah, PAUL where are you! (not that I don't appreciate everyones responses) To strain, or not to strain, that is the question lol thanks dana
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    Question about my 50/50 Lye Solution with Aloe Vera Juice

    Re: Question about 50/50 solution Was I needing to add something other than just aloe vera juice? If I use it, do I stir to incorporate the "foam" back into it or not? dana
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