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  1. chillybase

    Fragrance Oil Ingredients

    Be sides EOs and aroma chemicals, what else goes into a fragrance oil making it suitable for soaping? Part of this quest is because I have yet to find a Bay Rum FO that actually smells like the Bay Rum aftershaves I've used. The FOs that I've found are overly floral and don't remind me of bay...
  2. chillybase

    Oregon Trails West Indies Bay - What to mix it with?

    So I bought some Oregon Trails West Indies Bay hoping to make a bay rum with it. It doesn't seem to register as the bay rums that I have smelled. I'm not exactly sure what I can mix it with. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
  3. chillybase

    First CP Soap

    My wife and I made our first CP soap yesterday. It originally was going to be the Soaping101 Dollar Store soap to try it out on the cheap. I went to our local dollar store and I could only find some of the tools and no ingredients. I looked up and down the aisles. So this soap ended up with...
  4. chillybase

    My First Shave Soap (and first soap overall)

    I finally made my first shaving soap that is based on an MdC (Martin de Candre) clone recipe. I have read through the entire thread by Songwind that is on this. That has a lot of useful information and many variations of the recipe. I've read through the Badger and Blade (a site I frequent) that...
  5. chillybase

    Hello from Virginia

    I'm one of the new guys hoping to make some shaving soaps, bath soaps, and shampoo bars. At this time, I don't have any plans to sell. Mostly I want to learn the process(es) and hopefully be able to make something my family can use. Looking forward to getting to know you all.
  6. chillybase

    Reading Ingredients

    Hello friends, I've been lurking on here for a few weeks. I'm hoping to make my first soap soon but I'd like some help in reading some ingredients from one of my favorite makers. I'm not trying to dupe these soaps per se but I am trying to figure out what makes them work for me. As I've gotten...
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