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    small cylinder molds splitting open

    I have a silicone mini column mold. I use a dozen binder clips on the sides, keep it upright, and don't fill all the way. @Ford, another Karen Carpenter fan here, could listen to that voice for days, even rainy days and Mondays.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Okay, to keep this thread somewhat on topic, I washed my hands with soap, like a million times today. Every single person I know that has gotten 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine -- except for me because I must be exceptional -- has had a bad reaction the next day lasting 24 hours. In addition to...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Aha!! That is brilliant!! It's on my bucket list. What's the name of this? The Tara Winter Tree? The Tara Triple Tie?
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    Mixing micas question

    If it's truly a mica, I just dump it into the batter and stir. I'm lazy and that's why I prefer micas. Read the ingredients of your micas, though, because some "micas" also include oxides and other colorants -- for those I will disperse in oil first and squish any clumps; I start with 1 tsp...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    @Tara_H, I have no words for this. This is amazing. I like minimalist designs. I have stared and studied these photos and can't figure out your technique. If it's not a secret, care to share? If it is a secret, just whisper and no one has to know. :) I did this one last year.
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    Cheap beginner molds-what are yours?

    I'm lovin' this thread! I used milk cartons both upright with the roof removed, and horizontal with too much strapping tape. Also soup or broth cartons. For leftover batter, I use single-serve yogurt cups (sometimes cut horizontally, sometimes vertically). I've also used the tiny plastic...
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    Ugh, can’t seem to get it right.

    I have been using the 70-something alcohol because I can't find the 90-something. I have used both and did not have soda ash. I have CPOPed a few times (when the house and the oils and lye solution are particularly cold) and then only the mold of soap goes into the oven without covers, sleeping...
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    Lotion bar recipe question

    Good to see you! So sorry that lotion bars don't help your fingers cracking. My fingers cracked and bled every winter until I started using my own lotion bars. Those cracks were so very painful and I resorted to using liquid cement or super glue to stop the pain.
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    Ugh, can’t seem to get it right.

    Pur-tee! For my loaf molds, right after pouring I spray with alcohol and cover with plastic wrap. I have not gotten soda ash ever since.
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    First Soap done yay!

    Congratulations!! It sounds like you have a handle on the steps and are taking good notes. I will not tell you how long I soaped before figuring out that I could weigh my hard oils directly into the soap pot -- and you got that from the get go. I love hacks to minimize dishes. A couple of...
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    Gentle liquid soap for shower

    What a fascinating discussion and @Tara_H sounds like a great sister! It's been my observation, too, that in general people are pretty locked into one type of soap. To me, liquid soap in the shower seems like a lot of work, but hey, to each his/her own. I do have sensitive skin but it is not...
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    Longest lasting EOs

    Wowza. I just bookmarked this. Thank you for compiling!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    This reminds me of my theme song. Glad you're being productive!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    :nonono: Noooo! There's still time for you to turn back!! I'm warning you, one hit and you are hooked for life. Soon you'll find yourself realizing it's dawn and that you replaced a night's sleep with YouTube soaping videos, forcing your family to smell every possible EO combination, clicking...
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    Right??!! For years I've been asking for e-smell! We have audio and visual, why not scent already??!!