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    Adding cologne to soap???

    Hi!! Haven’t been here in a while and hope everyone is doing well! I’m extatic to have SOLD OUT of soap completely this holiday season and even more extatic to make a zillion more batches... I have a gentleman customer who wants a custom batch of soap that smells like his cologne. From the...
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    Sandalwood Powder

    Oh, and I really am hating how grey it turned out. Still, will use it for the lavender bars but does this color scream "hibiscus lemonade"??? I don't think so. Now I have to redesign some labels too! Dear Sandalwood, why must you be so deceiving?
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    Sandalwood Powder

    That first cut gave me high hopes! It has been almost a week now, soap has been cut and is curing and is much harder now. Unfortunately, the color hasn't stayed and we have a different purple now. It is a lighter in real life, the photo doesn't do it a lot of credit. It is still really pretty...
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    Sandalwood Powder

    Couldn't wait any longer. Took it out of the fridge and cut into it. The ugliness is from the rough, barbarian way I cut the cold loaf but this is what the end piece looks like. That purple is from the sandalwood. I will wait for it to warm up a bit before cutting the rest.
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    Sandalwood Powder

    Just made the soap and will post pictures when I cut it in 48 hours. Here's what happened: I was planning to make an orange and white marbled soap, scented with sweet orange and lemon. I separated the infused olive oil and plain olive oil and mixed half of my oils and butters with the infused...
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    Sandalwood Powder

    Recommendations???
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    Sandalwood Powder

    It turns out a creamy white.
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    Sandalwood Powder

    Hello! A reeeeeally long time ago I purchased a stash of all natural soap colorants. One of these was called "red sandalwood powder" but it looked really orange... think the skin of a naval orange type-of-orange. I read briefly about sandalwood turning soap red, maroon, or purple-ish. I am...
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    Curing in the Fridge

    Thanks for the replies and freezer tip. I definitely unmolded mine too soon and proceeded to cut it. The slices don't look that great but I think it will pass as some kinda "rustic" look. I'll most likely end up giving it away to friends and family anyway. It is day 2 for my soap and it has the...
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    Curing in the Fridge

    Hello! *Finally* I have achieve a cream-colored goat milk soap. Didn't burn the lactose at all, for now at least. It only took me 2 hours to accomplish :rolleyes: but I couldn't be happier with the way it looks. I mixed they lye and milk in an ice batch this time. Mixed 71* lye with 80*...
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    Coloring Soap/Staining

    Hello! I have been making goat milk soap for a short while now and I am getting tired of the dull-brown color I usually get from it. I have concocted a new recipe and I assume if I keep it in an ice bath (while making) and then in the fridge (while curing) I will have a much lighter color to...
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    Curing + pH for Goat Milk Soap

    To think that there are actually people out there licking their soap gives me a good laugh! But if you say it's an accurate test, I'm willing to give it a shot. The recipe I used was: 30 oz olive oil 15 oz coconut oil 16 oz goat milk 6.4 oz lye 4 tbsp. oats dash of fragrant spices There is SO...
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    Curing + pH for Goat Milk Soap

    Hi everyone!! I finally got around to making some goat milk soap with the correct lye! Now I can't wait to use it but I am getting mixed information about curing and what the pH would be. I read that it must cure for 3-4 weeks (mine has been curing for 1) and another source says it must...
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    Goat Milk Soap... Colostrum

    here are just a few kids to supply your baby goat fix ; ) more photos coming soon! just let me know if anyone finds out about the colostrum! Thanks again, you all are great
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    Goat Milk Soap... Colostrum

    Hi everyone! I have been hoping to make some goat milk soap for ages now and finally have some milk set aside for it. The milk I froze is from newly freshened goats (at least a week after kidding) and I know it has some colostrum in it. I'm wondering if this milk will react differently...
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