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  1. Dawni

    Longevity and? vs? rinsability--is it a tradeoff?

    Good question.... One I've never asked since I have no problems rinsing off haha. I'll have to pay more attention now when I try my soaps (I have more than one in the shower lol) haha.... And hopefully someone more experienced will come along and answer.
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    Longevity and? vs? rinsability--is it a tradeoff?

    Hmmm... That's the same calculator I use. Personally, once I'm happy with my cleansing being low enough, my longevity being high enough, my linoleic and linolenic at ok numbers... I'm good to go. I think when people talk about the solubility of a coconut oil soap, they are pertaining to the...
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    Random Picture thread (non-soap)

    He was eating dinner.... Then this
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    Longevity and? vs? rinsability--is it a tradeoff?

    Soaps high in coconut oil will be high in the hardness scale.. Not necessarily high in longevity. You'll need more palmitic and stearic acids - from lard, tallow, palm, and the plant butters - in your soap if you want em to last longer. One trade off in using a lot of butters in your soap is a...
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    Couple Project

    Great job you two! I'm excited to see what Mrs. Zing does next..
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    Other organic colorants

    Sadly the cocoa powder I've used didn't stick around much... Faded from brown to light peach. Although, it wasn't super dark almost black to begin with..... It really is trial n error with natural colorants.
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    Todays cuts

    Nice! Good job :)
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    Other organic colorants

    I mostly infuse in my slow cooker - cloth on the bottom, water, jars of plant material in oil sealed tight - for maybe 6-12hrs on low. This is when I don't feel like waiting to use the infusions. Sometimes, I'll make double batches of infusions, one for the slow cooker and one for the shelves...
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    Other organic colorants

    Not Obsidian, but check this out https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/infusing-oil-for-color.78229
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    Other organic colorants

    Paprika also turns out yellow to orange.. A bit darker than turmeric, but in my case it cured into more or less the same shade. You'll notice the color here, on the small soap in the foreground.. Yellow curry powder gets most of its color from turmeric.. Some contain cinnamon. I'd say you'd get...
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    first few soaps

    I don't see any ugly anything.. Just cute soaps. They all look great. There's tons of good info around here about oils, recipes, fragrances, etc.. All will help you make better soap :)
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    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    Hallo Hope Ann :) The soleseife I make, use and sell does have RBO at 30%, Shea also 10% like this one, Castor Oil at 5% (1% more than this one), but with coconut oil making up 35%. I also use avocado oil at 20% so if you wanna try all the soft oil amount to be just RBO (total 50% in this...
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    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    @KiwiMoose here's your pic :) And the one from the first post for comparison
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    Extra sweaty neem oil soap - not sweat!

    Ok here's the thing.. I noticed the pee smell in that room before I checked on the soap and posted here. There wasn't any smell before that, in the morning. So by the time I cleaned everything off this afternoon, the soap has probably been sitting in cat pee for more than 24hrs, give or take...
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    Extra sweaty neem oil soap - not sweat!

    Yknow what.. If someone else posted this I'd probably giggle too first LOL But yeah.. I've spent the entire morning, while Dustin played with my other soap, rinsing them and drying them. It's my teenager's soap - I doubt he'll notice nyahaha so I am just gonna keep letting him use it, and make...
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