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  1. Ugeauxgirl

    Best eucalyptus mint FO?

    I've only tried one eucalyptus mint fragrance oil, and it's nice but not as strong as I'd like. Anybody use a nice strong one that lasts in soap?
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    Acceleration and cracking

    I made my first batch of soap in two weeks and it accelerated and I smashed it into the mold. I insulated it as usual and checked it later to find that it cracked. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. When a fragrance accelerates your soap, do you cover and insulate as usual...
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    Is soap fine in the mold for a week?

    I meant to make soap today but didn't get to. Tomorrow is the day before we leave on a trip. I probably won't have time to unmold it before I go. Will it be okay for a week in the mold? I can't think of why it wouldn't be, but I've never been able to wait much longer than a day before!
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    Basil EO

    Have just been reading about basil EO in soap and want to try it. I'm usually a fo sort of soap girl, but I happen to have some. Do you use it straight or in a blend. Someone said not too much- less than the max amount? Does it fade? Thanks all!
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    How hot is too hot

    I made a loaf of CP soap and just checked on it- seemed hot so I took it's temp with my heat gun. 140F. How hot does it have to get before it causes alien brains? In other words, should I uncover it or leave it alone?
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    Ugeauxgirl's soaps 2022

    I decided that rather than post a new thread every time I make a batch, I'll just use one, and add new batches to it. This is actually 3 batches, but I've made them all since the beginning of the year. They are top row, left to right, brown sugar and fig, sunshine, and London for men. Second...
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    Rebatch to add scent

    I have a nice batch of soap that has completely lost its scent. I want to rebatch to add scent (I'll look at the maximum IFRA scent amounts before I add any). Is one method of rebatching better for this? I was thinking about milling it as I'm not in a hurry...
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    Shipping soap

    My son plays video games with people all over the country and Canada. He showed them my soap curing shelves, and they wanted to buy some. I don't sell soap and I have too much,so I told them I'm glad to ship them some if they pay the shipping cost. What is the most cost effective way to mail...
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    Unmolding soap from individual molds

    Normally salt bars get nice and hard and unmold cleanly, but my last batch just didn't. I resorted to my favorite trick- freezing the soap. Here's the result. Frozen on the left, room temp on the right.
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    Use up fragrance oil project

    Two more victims in my "use up FO" project. The pink/brown one is Bay Leaf and Tobacco. I did a few bars in that scent with coffee grounds for my nephew who loves an exfoliating soap. I haven't unmolded that one yet,- trying to prevent soda ash. The purple swirl is Holiday Berry which is a...
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    Hot and cold process in one soap

    I made a really ugly bar of "meat" soap and was looking at confetti soap to fix it. I saw a bar that was a solid pink on the bottom and white with pink shreds on top. Could I rebatch the pink soap (HP) for the bottom and put more pink shreds in CP batter for the top? Will it separate?
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    Fizzy bath salt recipe

    I found this recipe on a website and I LOOOOVE it. 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup sea salt or rock salt 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid This makes about 2 lbs for fragrance/essential oil calculations.
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    Lotion bar tins

    I found these tins with windows (@Zing didn't you say you liked these?) 2 for $1 at dollar tree. They were in the school/office supplies aisle. Happily, they exactly fit my mandala mold. I'm going to grab a few more tomorrow and make my girlfriends some lotion bars for Christmas! The magnet...
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    Recent FO trials

    Most of these are from WSP I tried two cranberry fragrances from WSP this season. Very Merry Cranberry was lovely and is still strong at 3 months. It slowed trace. Cranberry was not. I didn't like the fragrance (no one among my family and friends likes it) Orange patchouli from NS is...
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    What is on your soapy Christmas list?

    My family is asking what I'd like for Christmas. I can't think of anything, so I want to know what is on your list for Christmas, or some soapy gadget you love that you'd give another soapaholic...
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    Leftover almond milk

    My sister bought almond milk when she was here for Thanksgiving- it doesn't sound like it has much benefit in soap. Anyone have any other recipes I could use it in?
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    Has anyone made deer tallow soap?

    I think I finally found a source for deer tallow. Has anyone tried deer tallow? Is it similar to beef tallow?
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    Eucalyptus frost

    I bought this fragrance by WSP and it turned my soap yellow. It faded pretty badly too. Won't be buying that one again. I put the discolored bars against a white one so you can see the contrast. Really yellow. Going to have to rebatch or toss
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    I did not confess why our dishwasher broke

    My husband just fixed our dishwasher- just in time for Thanksgiving. I asked him what was wrong with it. He said the sprayer arm holes had been completely clogged with grease. He couldn't imagine how that'd gotten that way. I innocently said that I couldn't either... 😇 And quickly changed...
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    Interested in trying a syndet bar

    I am interested in trying a syndet bar to see if I like them before I go down the rabbit hole of attempting to make one. It sounds expensive to get into. Could you PM me if you have a good one you'd be willing to sell me? Or if you can recommend a good one to try...