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    Soap labels

    Sorry for all the newbie questions - just trying to get as much advice as i can!! Anyone, one last questions (for now at least!): How do i make labels for my soaps on the computer? I'm assuming i'd have to use a program like microsoft word or photoshop or something. Does anyone have a label...
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    Soap making book recommendations

    I've been reading the Handmade Soap Book by Melissa Coss - it is really helpful
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    Adding preservatives

    So far I've only been making soaps and I'm just thinking about making lotions and other body products. I really don't know much about it yet, but someone told me a have to add preservatives to my lotions. Can some one give me the basics on preservatives? Or point me in the direction of a good...
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    How long does soap last?

    Just curious how long my homemade soap will last? I'm assuming soap with added items such as vegetables and fruit won't last as long, right? Is there anything I can do to help prolong the life of my soaps?
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    Cutting recipe size

    I heard somewhere that it's ok to double a recipe, but I shouldn't cut it in half. Is that true? That doesn't really make sense to me. Can someone shed a little light on this topic for me?