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  1. penelopejane replied to the thread Whaaaaat just happpppenneeed???.

    That happened to me once. I put it down to too much lye. I tried to wash it off very thoroughly and it kept regrowing. I didn’t test for...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 10:00 PM
  2. penelopejane replied to the thread Hello from South Australia.

    Welcome Ellen. :) I was born in SA.

    Apr 24, 2019 at 12:33 PM
  3. penelopejane replied to the thread Mica pencil... no marker line fail!.

    Don’t worry it will still make soap! :) That’s 2.25 pounds of oils. So you added 3 tablespoons of TD to 1 pound of oils. I use about 1/2...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 12:29 PM
  4. penelopejane replied to the thread Aloe vera liquid.

    The problem is that breathing changes M&P soap consistency. I wouldn’t use it in M&P.

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:47 AM
  5. penelopejane replied to the thread Choosing Salt for Salt Bars.

    I use very fine grain sea salt with no additives. Iodine and anticaking agents leave swirls in your soap. If you aren’t going to...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:43 AM
  6. penelopejane replied to the thread Goat Milk Soap - Good for you or just good for the label?.

    I can’t tell the difference between two soaps with exactly the same recipe except for the GM. Neither can my family or friends. It...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:38 AM
  7. penelopejane replied to the thread yet another label prototype.

    ^^^I agree and I think (no scientific evidence to back this up) the majority of people buying handmade soap have allergies or are...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:33 AM
  8. penelopejane liked snappyllama's post in the thread yet another label prototype.

    If I didn't know anything about homemade soap, the line about "Seriously. Do not, for any reason, put this in someone's mouth" would...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:28 AM
  9. penelopejane replied to the thread Cured soap all greasy?.

    We have a big name natural soap maker in Oz and in their store they were selling soap with DOS. I pointed it out to the girl but she...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 9:45 PM
  10. penelopejane replied to the thread yet another label prototype.

    I personally think the label is too busy. There are also too many different fonts for me. Weigh 10 of your soaps (once you have...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  11. penelopejane replied to the thread Stir vs SB (stick blender) HP.

    I don't have the patience to handblend batches of soap. In the old days they would handblend for hours. I always use a stickblender....

    Apr 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM
  12. penelopejane replied to the thread Cured soap all greasy?.

    I agree that it sounds like the beginning of DOS. A high SF can accelerate the process as can poor hygiene when touching the shop while...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 12:33 PM
  13. penelopejane replied to the thread Whaaaaat just happpppenneeed???.

    Yes you might be right! Is your ash just the normal white ash or the crystal ash? I though it might have been the crystal ash from your...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:38 AM
  14. penelopejane replied to the thread Whaaaaat just happpppenneeed???.

    Adding weird ingredients like cornstarch can lead to crumbly soap. I haven’t found that clay makes EOs stick. The only thing you can do...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 11:02 PM