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  1. Dawni

    Solid clay masks?

    I want to make some new stuff for the new year. I sell soap, lotion bars and balms currently. I've been thinking of pucks of clay for some months now.. with EOs (maybe, but need to research more) and whatever else is needed to bind them together, then coincidentally, today I saw a post on...
  2. Dawni

    Does colored glassine stain?

    More importantly, will it stain my lotion bars? Here's the idea... I plan on selling a set for Christmas, of soap and lotion bar. Soap looks like ham - it's more for levity this season, and it's a traditional thing here - and I want to wrap the lotion bar to look like it represents queso de...
  3. Dawni

    Body oil trials

    I got a request a few months back, to make a body oil that matches this lady's order of soap and lotion bars. By match, I meant scent. The recipe I came up with is: 28% jojoba, sunflower 20% apricot kernel, rice bran 2% marula silicone oil 1% vitamin E The rest will be essential oils...
  4. Dawni

    Reusable mold liners

    I need em. I've recently bought some stuff from a lady who was destashing and I now have 4 huge, collapsible loaf molds... But nothing to line them with. I need reusable options because freezer paper (which I can't find anyway) or any other paper is too much trash - which we're trying to...
  5. Dawni

    The year's most powerful storm

    So it's made landfall down south from me... And if what's happening outside is any indication, it must be pretty bad there. I woke up with the trashcan in the middle of the road (thankfully someone moved it). Please pray for the Philippines y'all.. We're right in the middle of what they're...
  6. Dawni

    What to do with old FOs

    I don't use FOs. EOs are a pain to use, yes but they're part of the branding and I'm not quite sure yet if I should change to FOs and how. My dad suggested making a 2nd brand (as if I had the time lol), with soaps made without the costly organic/natural ingredients, and with FOs Because...
  7. Dawni

    Christmas comes early in the Philippines

    Well, usually... I don't know yet how the pandemic will affect this year's holiday season. If you Google, you will find many articles that say that Christmas starts early in my country. Our house has a tree and decor after All Soul's Day, but I know for a fact that some start setting up soon as...
  8. Dawni

    Rosin & resins in products

    Wasn't sure if this is the right place to put this, please move if it isn't :) I'm restocking on elemi EO, locally produced from local trees - makes for great label appeal I tell you lol - and the place I get it from is currently offering on sale elemi rosin and elemi resin. Anyone know, in...
  9. Dawni

    HP salt bars

    Now I know *kinda* why they say don't do it - I'm not sure yet if it's worth the trouble, I did a CP before and it was definitely easier - but I can say it wasn't so bad. Main thing is, it's all in the mold lol and there's few to no air pockets in the main part. I did have to move around like a...
  10. Dawni

    Dustin's balls

    I am still laughing out loud here. That's what my toddler told me to name this soap. Or thoap, to be more precise. Y'all might have seen my almost soap on a stick HP with spirulina and annatto in the other thread. So my kid was hanging around while I was cleaning em up and parts were still...
  11. Dawni

    Formula Botanica

    Wasn't sure where to put this so mods please move if necessary There's a post from last year with no responses but I figure maybe someone new here has any insights. So yeah, Formula Botanica. Anyone here with a diploma from them? I signed up for a free class, can't hurt, but I wanted...
  12. Dawni

    Can I premix oxides and ultramarines?

    Do the colored ones act the same as titanium dioxide? Will they clump if I premix? Please note that I am asking for hot process soap. I was just thinking.. Since I pretty much always use sweet almond oil as my superfat (after cook), that maybe I can premix these oxides and ultramarines I just...
  13. Dawni

    3D printing soap scrapers?

    I mentioned in @Anstarx post that a friend has a 3d printer and while we were looking around Instagram, we saw a couple shops who are selling those scrapers/shapers that were 3d printed. He has a question, coz he thinks he might get into it (we've not found any locally btw so it'll be nice if...
  14. Dawni

    Natural colorants in HP series: Manjistha

    Most of you will know this as madder root :) I've not made a post for this series in a while and I figured I should now because... Well, several things. 1. I need to take organized notes, and actually remember to look at em lol. This is actually a tweak of this soap recipe. Thankfully too I...
  15. Dawni

    Beer soap with EOs?

    Is there an EO blend that would go well with a beer soap? Does it matter what kind of beer it'll be? Lol For reference, it'll end up looking more or less like the soap here. I'm thinking I'd settle for something that matches what it looks like, if I can't get it to smell of something associated...
  16. Dawni

    Cake flavor oil for lotion bars?

    Has anyone tried? Do they work? Is it safe to assume that since they're for food, they're safe to use on skin? Reason I asked is I have a customer who makes cakes ask me if I had chocolate, vanilla or bubblegum scented lotion bars..... I don't - I only use EOs because looking for a supplier for...
  17. Dawni

    Extra sweaty neem oil soap - not sweat!

    Edit: What I initially thought was pools of sweat was actually cat pee. Uggh!! Has anyone experienced this.... That their soap with more than about 5-10% neem oil sweats like crazy? Much more than other soaps in the same storage conditions... I ask coz mine are flooding! Pools on and around...
  18. Dawni

    Selling rebatch - donate 100% profit

    Is that ok? Is it something that's done? Assuming people will buy if I say proceeds are going to be donated lol. I've been looking at the rows of rebatch I have n was thinking what to do with them. There's a volcano that we're all just waiting to erupt. That doesn't sound good but the...
  19. Dawni

    Customization and/or bulk orders

    How does one go about this? I'm currently selling only three regular sized soaps - unscented rice soap that's mostly white n off-white, triple butter that's pink n geranium/patchouli scented, and a soleseife that started out light blue but I might pick a color of the month for this. The idea...
  20. Dawni

    Anise & Neem

    Yep. That's what it smells like in my son's room where I cure my soaps. Our conversation about it: Him: why does my room smell weird? Me: that's your soap, coz your current batch is running out Him while lifting an eyebrow: that's gonna fade to nothing right? I didn't tell him that his previous...
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