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    This weekend's coconut milk adventure (pics)

    Those look really neat! I love the molds you used- good idea. Good job!!
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    My Latest Soapcapade

    Very beautiful! I had to do a double glance- I have that same flower mold too! HA! I got mine off of amazon!
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    Mixing lye into buttermilk.

    Hazel- oh my, I can't stand the way jasmine and honeysuckle smell! Wow! What a hoot, I had no idea, but yes, those fragrances totally stink to me, and some of my family members demand them and love them. Hello clothespin on the nose when I soap those! I guess that's true about the butyric acid...
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    Are you planning to give soap as holiday gifts?

    I don't sell either, but everyone on my "nice" list can count on a basket o' soaps when the holidays roll around! ;) This year I upped my game and will stick in at least 3 (maybe 4 if I get cracking!) scents of "holiday" soap, along with a nifty wooden soap dish and some sugar scrub, lotion and...
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    Mixing lye into buttermilk.

    Not that you need someone else to tell you the same thing, but I second (or third or fourth?) the ice bath while adding lye suggestion. I soaped with heavy cream a while back and did it slowly and carefully while the bowl was in a tub of ice water. My cream wasn't frozen, but rather slurried...
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    Moonworks Favorites

    Australia? Yup, that's probably the furthest away place in the universe from Indiana. No cake for me, no stinky fo's for you! Rats! HA!
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    Moonworks Favorites

    Some I can't stand so much, I'd gladly trade for cake. Ah dang, now I'm cake hungry! That wasn't very nice! ;) I'm going to try a listing on another soap forum if I can figure it out. I am so bad at this stuff! Lynnz yes, if we were closer, I'd welcome your sniffs! Where are you? Are you close...
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    Moonworks Favorites

    Genny- you must live in a soapier town than I do! HA! I actually did meet a really sweet friend after she listed some of her fo's on craigslist, but I was her only responder. I've received only 1 response, and he wants them shipped (lives an hour away) I listed on craigslist to get away from...
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    Moonworks Favorites

    Lynnz- I am on facebook and have liked Rhonda's page, thanks for the tip. I was more looking for people who might be local to me and interested in an fo swap or something. I have several (ok, lots!!) I really don't like and want to destash locally so I don't have to ship them. I just went ahead...
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    Moonworks Favorites

    I just soaped with the ancient incense last night and it's heavenly!! Really dark and smoky, and great for fall. Also soaped with autumn embers last week and I'm in love!!! So glad I picked up several to try during their sale. I have a few I don't really dig (fall harvest being one of them!) and...
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    Something Fabulous FO from Hobby Lobby

    Ah, I was searching under "fragrance oil" and only the lamp fo was coming up. Did a search under "something fabulous" and it all came up! I'll have to check my store to see if they carry it the store. That would be awesome! Never know when you get the urge to try a new fo and it's always nice to...
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    Something Fabulous FO from Hobby Lobby

    Wow, I had no idea hobby lobby even sold fo's! I agree, the other craft stores don't stock anything really worth much when it comes to soap. I just pulled up their website though, and can only find lamp fragrances, do you happen to have a brand name or something that might help me search? I...
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    Looking for a hunters soap recipe

    I will agree that fo's are usually too perfumey, but I have found 2 that work if you want to go that route. One is from bittercreek north (woodland trail) and the other from MMS- earth. Neither of these is perfumey in my opinion, but yes, most are. Just wanted to add in that as a rule, the above...
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    Looking for a hunters soap recipe

    I make a hunters soap (husband's request) and I use a fragrance oil from bittercreek north that has pine, acorn (deer love that scent) and basically earth scent. Smells like you've been walking around in the woods all day, and seems to be a hit with my husband and his buddies. It masks scent...
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    Definition of irony

    Look at that, I'm among a big group of people who's kids have broken their nose! HA! And here I was thinking my little boy was just especially gifted! ;) Feeling better, nose is slightly crooked, but I can smell out of one side, so I sniffed! Ah... love those fo's! Might try to soap a batch...
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