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  1. DiddlyO

    How old is too old?

    hi everyone 😊 I was going to make some soap after a very long hiatus, and found a lot of old castille and Aleppo soaps that I had put away to cure and promptly forgot about. They are nearly 7 years old - if they still look and smell ok, is there any harm in using them? thanks for any input 💐
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    It was me that put my daughter's hair in a shampoo bar - I don't know if it made much of a difference, but it dissolved just fine - maybe even better than silk. She is 8 with gorgeous, pristine red hair, and I just pulled it from her hairbrush (pretty sure all of the chemicals in my hair would...
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    First time question

    I find that my 100% olive oil soaps are tricky to cut if they don't gel - if I don't gel them, I use individual moulds. I haven't found the trick to cutting an ungelled loaf
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    FO or EO? Been thinking of trying this EO combo - how do you like it?
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    Does mica stain skin?

    Thanks. I've gone crazy with the mica this week so I will find out eventually :-)
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    Bamboo Silk??

    Oh I want to try this too! I have a mulberry tree - can they just live on that or do I need some kind of 'housing' for them?
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    Sea salt using Red Moroccan clay

    That one looks amazing! I'm going to have to find some black salt!
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    Does mica stain skin?

    At all? Does it leave glittery bits?
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    Soap in Freezer

    I'm still to find out if it helps or not, but I've been wrapping mine with a small packet of desiccant. It gets humid here too.
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    Watermelon Soap

    I love watermelon and lime :-)
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    Shampoo Bar Recipe Question

    You could also try shea or cocoa butter.
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    Noobie soap making equipment

    You don't need much to start, just some sodium hydroxide and oil. If you have a favourite handmade soap you can look at the ingredients and play with a lye calculator to see of you can replicate. Anything can be a mold.
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    Fight Club, Finally!

    I've never been a fan of low slung pants on men, but.....
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    Wonderful pine tar soaps!

    Animals metabolise essential oils differently to humans. I would be very careful!
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    lining wooden molds - part 1

    So I called a few X-ray film recycling places (turns out it's a thing), and apparently it's only silver on the film - that's why they recycle it. Also, the 'stuff' is only on one side - one side will be shiny, the other side slightly matte. You want to put the shiny side next to the soap. I'm...
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    lining wooden molds - part 1

    I've just lined my mould with an old X-ray film - any reason this won't work? Will test this out later today and report back.
  17. DiddlyO

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Whoops, double post...
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I bought some dragons blood fragrance oil yesterday and discovered I'm not a fan either - it smells very powdery and pastel to me... Glad to hear it might change :-)
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    How different oils effect soaps - how to determine which oils are doing what?

    This has been done by a few people, google single oil soaps and you will find them :-)
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    Fight Club, Finally!

    It's awesome! One of Brad Pitt's finest moments!