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    gelling milk soaps

    Thank you so much! That's exactly what I wanted to know! I’ve been fighting a losing battle with partial gel forever and never realized that what I was doing could never solve the problem...no matter how fast I got in the freezer :)... I was thinking about it all wrong! I get it now! I can...
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    gelling milk soaps

    Hi lucycat...I know this is an old post, I hope you don't mind my question. I have always made milk soap and I have never gelled it. I get my soap into the freezer within about 2 to 5 minutes after I get into the mold. I leave it in the freezer for 2 hours and then put it into the refrigerator...
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    Wow It worked!

    I know! I would have given up on this one if I could have! Why is it that the most difficult fragrances are always the ones everyone wants? Good Luck! Let us know how it works for you! 💖 Zany...that sounds great! I've never added fragrance to the oils before the lye solution because I'm afraid...
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    Wow It worked!

    Fantastic!! So glad for you! Thanks for letting us know!! 💖
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    Wow It worked!

    Hi TennisGirl I don't think that this method helps with the acceleration, just the ricing. I was just excited to get a smooth creamy pour. Your fragrance might allow you more time. The method calls for using oils from the batch that are liquid at room temperature so no melting needed. I used...
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    Wow It worked!

    Hi MLSB... The method is you heat the oils in the microwave remove them from the microwave and then add the room temperature fragrance. The last time I tried BB's method my oil and fragrance had cooled to about 90 degrees and I decided it could be heated together for a 5 second burst which...
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    Wow It worked!

    Hi KiwiMoose...I heated the oil to 100 degrees in my microwave it took exactly 15 seconds. Then I stirred in the room temperature fragrance. If it cools very much before you're ready to use it give it a quick maybe 5 second boost back to 100. Then when you're ready pour smoothly with one hand...
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    Wow It worked!

    Hi lenarennee The first time I used this method the fragrance and oil had about 10 minutes to cool a very small amount...The second time I used the method when it came time for the fragrance I found that it had cooled to about 90 degrees so I gave it a 5 second burst in the microwave and it...
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    Gardenia

    Hi...I hesitate to recommend it because it can be um...challenging in soap, but French Gardenia from WSP is my favorite gardenia. You might have to search it on their site otherwise you will get their regular Gardenia...which is very nice but French Gardenia has something special. They probably...
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    Wow It worked!

    Great! After the French Gardenia I soaped a run of Honeysuckle from MMS. Since it was a new fragrance to me and I wasn't sure what it would do. I made a guess that it would be be difficult being a floral, so I used the same method. I'm not sure if it would have riced, but with the method it...
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    Wow It worked!

    I really hope it works for you as well as it worked for me!
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    Wow It worked!

    You might remember I posted about a couple of difficult fragrances that I can’t do without because they are so darned popular! I dread them like crazy! French Gardenia is a lovely fragrance from WSP that accelerates and rices every single time. I've been able to deal with the very fast trace...
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    Ricing Remedy?

    Thank you lucycat! I appreciate your response! Whisking while pouring is pretty much the way I try to handle accelerating fragrances too, but I've never tried mixing it with base oils first. I'm anxious to try it! If it can give me just a little bit of time, I would love it!
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    Ricing Remedy?

    Thank you for the replies. I was afraid that it probably wouldn't work, but I sure was hoping! I'll try it next time I soap one of my bad ones, just in case! :)
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    New Scents from MMS

    Thank you Phoenix for the update.
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