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  1. shunt2011 replied to the thread My attempt at a salt bar.

    Salt bars require high coconut as they will have a great lather. With your recipe, you may find the lather lacking. Especially with...

    Jan 21, 2019 at 12:24 AM
  2. shunt2011 replied to the thread Some of this weekends soaps. Need to cut them yet..

    I haven’t made soap since July. It was time. BBW has a Lavender Marshmallow candle that I love. I searched for the fragrance oil and...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 10:20 PM
  3. shunt2011 replied to the thread What Would You Do?.

    I would notify the supplier, take a picture and send it to them.

    Jan 20, 2019 at 10:18 PM
  4. shunt2011 posted a new thread.

    Some of this weekends soaps. Need to cut them yet.

    [ATTACH] Cracklin Birch, Lavender Marshmallow, charcoal with tea tree, peppermint and lavender, Love Spell type.

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    Jan 20, 2019 at 9:41 PM
  5. shunt2011 replied to the thread Vanilla Color Stabilizer.

    I too use BCN. It’s the best one I’ve found and hold off discoloration a long time. I have some soaps I made in February last year and...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM
  6. shunt2011 replied to the thread How do you choose the right colorants?.

    I use micas, oxides and ultramarines as well as charcoal. They perform well and are consistent. I get mine from Nurture Soap...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 11:48 PM
  7. shunt2011 replied to the thread The joy of soap mold lining...NOT!.

    When I started I purchased acrylic molds. I grew to hate them and sold them to someone who liked them. I couldn’t get my soap out for...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  8. shunt2011 replied to the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    @Marilyn Norgart. I haven’t had a lot of luck with alcohol on individual molds. It certainly can’t hurt. Good luck. Hope it works well...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 3:11 PM
  9. shunt2011 replied to the thread weight issues.

    How are you selling a whole bunch when you just started making soap. Just curious.

    Jan 19, 2019 at 3:07 PM
  10. shunt2011 replied to the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    I have those floral molds. I pour at a light trace so they stay smooth on top. Too thick and they get gloopy. You can get them to gel...

    Jan 19, 2019 at 2:16 PM
  11. shunt2011 replied to the thread Soy Wax Users.

    I’ve never gotten DOS with Rice Bran. Not saying it couldn’t happen. It can happen with almost anything.

    Jan 19, 2019 at 1:30 AM
  12. shunt2011 replied to the thread Can I use Out of Date Oils?.

    If they don’t smell off I would use them but only for personal use. The off smelling one may cause issues.

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:43 PM
  13. shunt2011 replied to the thread Reheating M&P.

    You can certainly use a double boiler or just put your cup of soap and let it rest in the simmering water. You don't need to heat it...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 7:11 PM
  14. shunt2011 liked KiwiMoose's post in the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    Whoops sorry Shunty. :)

    Jan 18, 2019 at 7:09 PM
  15. shunt2011 replied to the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    I was responding to Chris question. You would know false trace as it won't come together easily if at all. Acceleration is much...

    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:04 PM