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  1. KiwiMoose

    70% Rice Bran Oil soap

    Thanks for sharing Dawni. Have you got any pics to see the colour? What were your other oils in there? Coconut? Palm? Castor? Worth a shot at that price - would be a very cheap bar of soap for me.
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    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    It's only you and me here - rant away. All the rest of 'em are in bed because it's night time over there in TrumpLand. 😴
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    Aloe Vera Juice - is adding a little effective?

    RBO is cheap here and I use it at 20% in my recipe. I also go to my friends house and chop the bejeezus out of her aloe vera plant and peel it and juice it. Then freeze it in baggies. Cost = nothin' but time. That stuff grows like a weed.
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    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    I use discolouring fragrances in dark coloured soap - or in the dark sections of my mixed coloured soap. I recently made a soap with 'cotton candy' fragrance which has vanillin in it. I'm calling it 'Black Cotton Candy'
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    Super Newbie Soaper

    You'll fit right in here then :nodding:
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    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    Precisely why I never use vanilla. Luckily for me I don't like vanilla scented stuff anyway : )
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    Confetti Soap Ideas

    That's gorgeous! Love the little soap curls.
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    Formulating Recipes

    Lol I just noticed the autocorrect. What a load of ‘hokum’ lol.
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    Pumice as an additive

    Nice on baked potato!
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    Pumice as an additive

    The only thing I've ever added that i found to be really exfoliating was coffee grounds ( not particularly fine ground). Everything else I've tried - pumice, sand, ground orange peel - was still too fine.
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    Formulating Recipes

    I prefer the price of shea butter over the price of hokum butter that's for sure! ;)
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    I found a new TD no booger technique

    Mine always has powdery clumps in it. Takes a heck of a lot of mixing to get them out.
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    Im really confused about fragrance amounts

    I use between 3 - 5% depending on the FO. It was only recently I noticed through a discussion on here that most people use way more than me so I have increased my usage rate. It was previously only 3%. It really does depend on the FO because, recommended usage rates aside, some are just...
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    Im really confused about fragrance amounts

    Don’t leave your FOs unchaperoned in the cupboard - they tend to multiply when you’re not looking ;-)
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    Recipe tweak to avoid soggy shower soap

    search for GW415. It has a lower melting point than most and is 100% soy with no additives. I use it in all my soap.
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