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    Piping Rock EOs and herbs

    Oh.my.goodness. Wow! Thank you so much for directing me to this resource! I went through the GC/MS report on the Essential Oil Analysis Foundation website and could not believe my eyes! Thank you again - this is going to be super valuable especially as I dive deeper into my aromatherapy...
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    How long does Optiphen Plus protect your product?

    Thank you all so much for your responses! SUPER helpful! I love the idea of having a batch challenge tested once I get to that point. I purchased the Optiphen Plus and am going to try working with it sometime this week. Thanks again!! <3
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    Piping Rock EOs and herbs

    Hi everyone! I did a quick search and found a thread on Piping Rock EOs, but no responses, so if you all don't mind - I'd like to ask the same question! Does anyone have experience with Piping Rock EOs? How is the quality? I am studying to be a certified aromatherapist, and for my...
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    How long does Optiphen Plus protect your product?

    Hi all, Nice to meet you virtually! I'm a relatively new soaper (coming back to soaping after a few year hiatus doing mostly HP now switching to CP) and a very new lotion maker. I've made a few batches, but haven't dove too deep into the world of preservatives. I'm eyeing some Optiphen Plus...
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    What do you think about this recipe?

    Craig and Susie - Thank you SO MUCH! Craig - that is an awesome suggestion! :mrgreen: I am going to give it a whirl - I love the thought of a soap that really provides the benefits of the cocoa butter! And thanks, Susie for the recommendations on the CO and OO!:mrgreen: It would be great...
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    What do you think about this recipe?

    Thanks Craig! I am looking for something a little fancier than a straight OO/CO/Crisco recipe and thought the Castor Oil would give it a little more lather/bubbles. The other oils sounded nice to increase the moisturizing properties of the soap. Bulk Apothecary didn't provide any guidance...
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    What do you think about this recipe?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about using this recipe below later to make up a batch of HP soap using one of my spiffy new FOs I just got in from Bulk Apothecary! Two questions: 1. What do you think about this recipe? Is it too high in Castor Oil or Vegetable Shortening? 2. How much FO do you...
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    Opinions on these HP soaps...

    Thanks SO much everyone! Going to try another batch this week watching the temperatures and being sure not to stir in the crusty stuff! :-) Appreciate your help and thoughts!
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    Opinions on these HP soaps...

    Thanks so much! To be honest, I haven't been monitoring temperatures - something I am planning to do moving forward. I did notice that once my soaps got to the gel phase and I stirred these things started to appear. That makes total sense. How can I avoid that in the future? Stir...
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    Opinions on these HP soaps...

    Hello everyone! I'm Addy and I am a newbie - I've made four batches and am really enjoying the learning process! I've been making HP soap and I like using natural and organic ingredients when possible. I am planning a foray into CP soon! I'm wondering if you experienced soap makers would...
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