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    ok, tea tree stinks

    I love it, though it is very strong at first, but you get used to it. I love making an all tea tree oil bar.
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    How long have you been making soap?

    I've been doing mp soap for 9 & cp for almost 2 years I just love it.
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    How would I get a good deep red from pop colors?

    The pop colors rocks in soap, I've been doing lip balms in them lately. Next will be makeup :) I love her other mica's too.
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    Where to get renewable / sustainable palm oil?

    The last time I asked he told me his palm was sustainable & that was for the regular palm oil.
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    Soap Pot Weekend Sept 5-7

    I'm hoping sometime this weekend to make a big batch of liquid soap for shampoo/shower gel since I finally got a big crock pot. Plus making some soaps for the fall. I just made a batch of pumpkin soap with pureed pumpkin I used a portion of it as my water and added it at trace. It came out so...
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    Soaps without fragrance but with looks to kill

    You don't have to stop using palm though there are a lot of suppliers out there like columbus that get it from renewable sources where they are not hurting the environment and the animals :) I'm not into animal oils at all to me that does gross me out, but I tried using lard once and I won't do...
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    Which oils do you use most often?

    I can't soap without putting a butter in either cocoa, shea or mango ;)
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    What to use to line wooden mold?

    I love the craft foam too I tried to use freezer paper, but went back to the foam :) When I first started out I used plastic grocery bags, but you have to keep it nice and smooth or you will have wrinkles in your soap.
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    Cheap Floating Molds

    Try candlescience they have great prices and their shipping is pretty cheap :)
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    How important is distilled water?

    Depends on what is in your water. I get terrible ash if I use even filtered tap water so I stick with distilled.
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    They are the same as gemlite and gemlite is cheaper. Here's a site I found for reviews of their oils Hope that helps.
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    Orange EO

    It's better to do a blend w/orange I love it with patchouli.
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    Cutting your soap

    I use one of those wax cutters with the wooden handle like above I just use a ruler and they come out great. I only use slab molds :)
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    SFIC soap base Co-op?

    I'll probably be in for about 10 lbs I know that doesn't help much, but this should get me started I'm normally a cp soaper, but the sfic bases I can't resist they are wonderful :)
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    SFIC soap base Co-op?

    How much will the co-op fee be? I'm interested, but I'm just small time so it won't be many lbs.