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    penelopejane reacted to kagey's post in the thread Overshooting cleansing range with Like Like.
    100% agree that numbers don't tell the entire story. And that soap making is just as much art as science.
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Coronavirus.
    Yes they can tell what variant of covid a person has. Not only that but they can trace it back to the source in Australia as in "it...
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Tiny bumps on cut soap face.
    Try cutting early and it might lessen the bumps. Only problem then is you might get ash but this can be prevented by putting the freshly...
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    Using just number I can see your points. But if you use your instincts and test, test, test over time you will see a vast difference...
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    45% lye concentration might be a little fast moving for your experiments. Add FOs or EOs to the oils before the lye - that will account...
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Syndet body wash.
    Wow thanks! I haven’t found that sort of info from our suppliers in Oz except sometimes they state maximum amounts. That’s very helpful.
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Syndet body wash.
    What do you mean the suggestions listed from a good supplier? Swift monkey is a paid subscription for access. I only want to do a one...
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    @Nivisoaps It is entirely possible that your family could all be sensitive to the same ingredient. I'm sensitive to most EOs and so is...
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    I want to try and make a body wash the same as this one (not for sale but just personal use because I am too cheap to buy it). It's a...
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    linnie, I've just made my first tester liquid soaps one of which is 100% OO. I made them cold processed and the OO soap took a while to...
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Christmas 2021.
    Christmas soap ideas: (some require molds that might need to be purchased so you might need to get a wriggle on).
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    penelopejane reacted to Relle's post in the thread Christmas 2021 with Like Like.
    I made them many moons ago and yes they do smell of cinnamon after cooking. Like anything the scent will fade after time.
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    I don’t go by the numbers (gives me a headache just reading about it and never works for olive oil soaps) but a 30/30/30/10...
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    penelopejane reacted to Zany_in_CO's post in the thread shampoo, shower gel seperating with Haha Haha.
    Oopsie! My crystal ball isn't working today! I guess you'll have to post your recipe -- detail your method and whether lye-based or...
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    penelopejane replied to the thread Sodium Lactate Issue.
    Use 32% lye concentration or even 33%. I use high OO soaps, don’t use sodium lactate and unmold at 12-18 hrs. it’s not the silicone.
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