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  1. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    I understand, and no, I don’t think you’re being mean. I’m not selling my soaps yet. I have a distribution business in the beauty industry with nearly a thousand salon trade customers as well as a beauty salon, and I already produce other beauty products with the support of a cosmetic chemistry...
  2. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    Ah, no, I've made many batches of the same variant!
  3. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    Oh no! You can submit one basic formula and 8 variants on the one safety assessment!
  4. La Bamba

    Reed Diffusers

    Yep, that's the one I'm using.
  5. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    Crikey! No, it's not "quite" that bad, but bad enough! It's fading a bit but it still looks yucky. it smells lovely though. I think I'm going to colour my mint soaps with one of the ultramarines in future! That's a fair point, but since November I've made over 100 batches, all of which have...
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    Yucky colour!

    Yep, I was thinking of marketing it to men!
  7. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    Thanks for your reply - lesson learnt!
  8. La Bamba

    Reed Diffusers

    Hi everyone I'm about to start making reed diffusers using EOs only, not fragrance oils. I was wondering if anyone else makes them, and if so which base they use, popular blends etc. I can't start yet though because I've been sick off and on for 6 weeks with a flu like virus, and I can't even...
  9. La Bamba

    Yucky colour!

    Hi everyone I made some garden mint CP soap this morning. The recipe called for mint leaves to be steeped in hot water for 30 mins. All is fine and dandy until I add the lye to the water which promptly when a rich chestnut colour. (I'm trying to make it sound aesthetically pleasing; trust me...
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    Option paralysis!

    Thank you for your help!
  11. La Bamba

    Option paralysis!

    Is it just me? I have so many ideas about which soaps to make that I just keep looking at my recipes and don’t know where to start! I don’t want to use palm oil, or tallow, and so many of the recipes I like the idea of have these in them. I’m not experienced enough to go off piste just yet! Will...
  12. La Bamba

    Is it normal to just stare at your soap and sniff it?

    Welcome to the sniffers' club! I keep staring at my first ever batch of Castile soap with lavender EO. It smells SO good!
  13. La Bamba

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Thank you! I was shaking like a big gurl and my heart rate is still up in the 70s (normally 54!)
  14. La Bamba

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I did it! I made my very first soap this evening. I made a teeny tiny batch of Castile soap with lavender EO. It was enough to make 6 cubes, that’s all, but I wanted to just get the hang of it with a little batch. Everything went to plan but I was surprised that the lye didn’t get as hot as I...
  15. La Bamba

    Well hello to you too!

    Hi everyone I found this forum while researching ideas for hand made cosmetics for which there is a growing market in the UK. I'm looking forward to being able to bring something of value to the party but right now I'm reading, reading, reading, to learn as much as I can from the very talented...
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