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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Blade smith, this simple soap of yours “takes the crown.”
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    First soap this saturday

    A simple thermometer is actually better as, as shunt mentioned, the expensive ones just measure the surface temp. I have several basic thermometers and all were purchased at the local Goodwill for 25 cents to 50 cents, welcome and prepare to become addicted!
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    Hi from the UK

    Welcome, I think you will get lots of encouragement and information here, I know I have/do.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I have a room of the house I use for my “studio” as I puts with crafts as well as soaping, would love to soap there, but there is no sink, so, alas, I am relegated to soaping in a somewhat cramped utility room, but it DOES have a sink...yay!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Lol to all you fellow shapers, I have been in a funk lately.Actually got several new essential oils in recently, but for some reason all of the possibilities are swirling around in my head rather than in the mold...seems like it is harder and harder to decide what soap to make, what additives...
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    Recipe Question...

    I replace the total water amount with aloe juice all of the time and it works fine. Earlene, what a nice informative reply. I am fairly new to soaping and, whenever I am in a store selling handmade soap I always check it out. Yesterday I was in such a store and noticed the soaps they had for...
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    Recipe Question...

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    What is room temperature?

    When I soap at room temp I have had trouble getting my soap to go thru gel stage, even with “blanketing” , tho I have not tried an oven or heat pad...since I use micas for colorants, I want the gel phase to “ bring out the Bright”.
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    Very proud Mama...

    Wow, Kiwi, these bars are wonderful, inside AND out! You should be SO pleased...,
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    Using Cricut to make soap molds?!

    I haven’t soaped for too long and had made some melt n pour eggs to imbed in CP soap, the soap sort of rejectedthem and pulled away and broke when unfolded even though I had spritzed them with alcohol before stirring into the emulsified soap...bummer Anyone ever tried to make soap molds using...
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    Comment by 'Alien' in media 'Gardenia Soap CP'

    Very handsome, would love to see them cut!
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    A little ranty, but good and bad

    Depending upon the wording of the sincerity pledge, it may be nothing to worry about, but I think I would ask what would happen if I were to quit before a year...I know how it feels to be torn between work and kids...I think you are wise to see that not having your husband as your supervisor...
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    Best Way To Package CP Soap For Sale

    Wow! All of this info is SO helpful Thanks everyone. Even tho I do not sell y soaps yet, I have been exploring ways to present them. Ways that are not too time consuming, allow “smelling”, look good allow a customer to see the soap and are not too pricey.Seems like shrink wrap checks all of...
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    Help me with recipe ideas?

    Try 40% crisco, 30% OO and 30% CO, that is what I used for this batch last night
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    New Soaps

    Making soaps for my great niece who chose royal blue and lemon yellow for her colors..
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    Does this label need more or less.

    These look great, I love it that so much of your beautiful soap shows so that customers can see what they will be getting!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Did you say you soap at room temp?
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Good idea about putting the weight on the bottom, simple fix for a frequent problem!
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Paprika with calendula sounds very nice...I tried paprika with carrot purée for one of my first batches and was pleased with the results.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Isn’t soapy fun?