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    Pinetar sloooww...to trace???

    I am intrigued by the long time before it traced. I am going to have to try a batch without using a stick blender. I have used the Horse Health brand and American Rope & Tar brand PT and it has always been a rush to get it in a mold before it completely seized up.
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    Very quick trace/seizing with very old lye and oils.

    I upped the castor from 10 to 15 %, removed 10% shea butter and added 5% CO for this recipe. Will try bumping castor down again. My problem is I am cheap and hate throwing things away so I get the big bottles of OO from Costco and it ends up sitting around. Same with the castor. I bought a...
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    Very quick trace/seizing with very old lye and oils.

    I soap infrequently lately so my lye and oils/fats have become very old. Since I am usually the only one using my soap, it doesn't really bother me. Anyway I recently added a little bit of coconut oil back to my recipe and upped my superfat to compensate for the drying affects of it. I have done...
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    New Sub-Section for The Soap Making & Craft Forum

    Being that I am getting ready to try shave soap again, my vote would be Yay. I found this thread by searching for shave soap threads.
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    Leather Fragrance Oil - Which supplier is best?

    @Professor Bernardo Here is a quick reply I posted to another thread about Wellington: I recently ordered from them after looking over their website for many years. I ordered four 8oz bottles and received three 0.5 oz samples. I got Dirt, Leather, Tobacco and Ginger Verbena and samples of Nag...
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    Any recent information about Wellington Fragrance?

    Here is a copy/paste of a response I posted in another thread about Wellington: I recently ordered from them after looking over their website for many years. I ordered four 8oz bottles and received three 0.5 oz samples. I got Dirt, Leather, Tobacco and Ginger Verbena and samples of Nag Champa...
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    Wellington Fragrance

    Late to the party. I recently ordered from them after looking over their website for many years. I ordered four 8oz bottles and received three 0.5 oz samples. I got Dirt, Leather, Tobacco and Ginger Verbena and samples of Nag Champa, Dragon Blood and Pine. I have since tested all of these at an...
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    Leather Fragrance Oil - Which supplier is best?

    I just made a test batch with Wellington Fragrance Leather FO. It does seem slightly light in the smell but when I did get a good whiff it was very similar to what my old fringe leather jacket smelled like. My nose might have been somewhat blown out since I was working with four different FOs. I...
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    Any recent information about Wellington Fragrance?

    Well, I took the plunge and ordered from Wellington. I have been curious for too long. I orders 8oz bottles of Dirt, Leather, Tobacco and Ginger Verbena. I requested samples of Dragon Blood, Nag Champa and Forest Pine. I will post my thoughts once I receive and use the fragrances.
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    Pine tar soap did not turn out right

    I have done a few batches of pine tar soap. They always go real fast once the pine tar is added. The first time I was using a 2lb 3" PVC pipe mold and was scooping glops of batter in at the end. I built a 2lb slab mold after that and make sure everything is ready before starting. I have not seen...
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    Colorants you can grow (or that grow in your country)

    I don't recall it turning brown but it has been a while since I have used it. My last batch with it I used WAY to much and got a super dark green. I think there is one bar left. I have to dig it out and get a picture. Attached a picture I took soon after making it. The color has not changed much...
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    Colorants you can grow (or that grow in your country)

    I have used turmeric to get a decent yellow, paprika gives a nice orange and sage for green. For turmeric and paprika I used store bought ground spice and just mixed it directly into the soap batter at light trace. The sage was from my backyard that I dried and powdered, then just mixed in. I...
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    I want to up my color game. What is out there?

    Just emailed Nurture about what they consider their base color micas are. I will be placing an order soon. I look forward to checking these out. I am not quite ready for neons yet from what I see. Maybe soon though. Thanks everyone for all the great information.
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    The joy of soap mold lining...NOT!

    I like the origami aspect too. I have found if the freezer paper doesn't get too much spilled on it, edges and down the outside, it can be used for multiple batches. I think my best is three batches so far.
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    I want to up my color game. What is out there?

    Been making CP for a long time but have usually gone without color, used some oxides or used natural colorants. I was interested in using some vibrant colors but don't know what is out there for that. I will be doing my own research but figured I'd ask the folks who already know as well. My wife...
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    Any recent information about Wellington Fragrance?

    I have known about them for quite a while but have never ordered from them. Mostly because of their order minimum but also some of the negative reviews I have seen. I noticed they only have one type of oil quality now. I did a side by side cost comparison with WSP for some of the scents I would...
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    Soap smells chemical-y/like hair dye

    No milk and no overheating. I will typically start the mixture after the oils and lye are around 100 degree F. Strictly CP as I'm too lazy to finish it off with putting it in a warm oven. Goes in the mold and sits on the counter uncovered.
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    Soap smells chemical-y/like hair dye

    The ones I have had problems with definitely morphed in the reaction process. Out of the bottle they were fine and smelled like they should have. After the cold process they smelled like... well, not good.
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    Soap smells chemical-y/like hair dye

    I believe both of the FOs I had problems with were indicated as good for CP. After the fact I checked reviews and others were raving about how good the CP soap smell and greatest scent ever. The first batch of Coffee Bean I did have around for a while. The off odor was there from the...
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    Soap smells chemical-y/like hair dye

    I stole the title of this post from a Reddit posting. I couldn't describe the smell well so I had not brought it up before. Anyway, a while ago I had a few batches develop an off smell. The best I could describe the odor was a nutty ammonia smell. One of the FOs was Coffee Bean from WSP...
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