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    What is Yoni soap? What makes a soap safe for the vagina ?

    I immediately unfollow anyone who posts a “yoni” soap, or really any other dubious claim for that matter. I don’t know how these people get away with this stuff.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Yes, I’ve used pretty much every climbing balm out there. ClimbOn is not my favorite, they went overboard with the slippery soft oils. GiddyBalm is by far the best I’ve used (other than my own of course haha!) Sounds great— I use cocoa butter (nice and comedogenic), beeswax, apricot oil, wheat...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Just a tip from a veteran climbing balm maker/climber: callouses are extremely important to climbers; they protect the hands from sharp rock and allow us to climb longer and better. Thus, if you're making lotion bars/balm for climbers, you need to make sure the oils you use are the kind that...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Used honey in my CP soap for the first time yesterday and it...did not go as planned lol. I used honey powder instead of actual honey. I dumped it into my lye/almond milk mixture and stirred for a while, but it never fully dissolved of course. When I poured my batter, there were a ton of little...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Made a batch of my rice milk soap, put labels on some balm bars, and stamped a batch of coconut milk soap. My holiday soaps didn't turn out great, but my late winter/early spring soaps are going to be killer.
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    What are you picky about?

    I've (knock on wood) never had a partial gel, but I think I would be very unhappy if I did. As someone who exclusively soaps with milks, my main concerns are cracking and alien brains. They drive me absolutely nuts.
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    Rice soap with white spots

    I soak the rice overnight in water. In the morning, I drain (but not rinse) it, dump it in the blender with filtered or distilled water, and blend until it's as liquidy as possible. I then strain it through cheesecloth, and freeze into cubes. It's still never 100% smooth, but it's smooth enough...
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    Rice soap with white spots

    This happened to me all the time when I first started making rice milk soap. It’s likely rice bits, although it could be stearic spots. Rice is crazy starchy and nearly impossible to fully liquify. You have to reallllllllyy strain it through cheesecloth.
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    I have a confession .....

    I dump my fragrance directly into the oils before mixing with the lye. I like to live dangerously!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Joined this forum! Also cut and stamped my pumpkin soap. Waiting on a WSP delivery due tomorrow. I'll be finishing off the pumpkin soap with a vanilla chai icing drizzle, and trying out a new fragrance for another soap.