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    Liquid Soap - From Scratch

    I have been using a recipe that is virtually identical to Recipe #3 in the link from that Lil Outlaw provided in the above post.. I can state unequivocally that the combination of grated / melted bar soap (I used Ivory instead of Fels Naptha), Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda...
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    Triple Milled Soap??

    One of my interests is to make my own shaving soaps to use with a straight razor.. All of the reviews on the straight razor forums that I have read over the past 6 months have generally given the highest marks to those commercial shaving soaps that were triple-milled.. Perusing past...
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    Where to Purchase Soap Making Oils in Bulk??

    Thanks for the answers and links.. Bruce
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    50 lb cube of palm kernel from Soapers Choice

    How about an electric carving knife??..If you don't own one they can usually be purchased for less than $5-$10 at yard sales, Goodwill Stores, etc..
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    Where to Purchase Soap Making Oils in Bulk??

    I live in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States.. I am looking for recommendations as to where other members feel are good businesses from which to purchase oils in bulk quantities for soap making.. The oils that I am most interested in are olive oil, castor oil, palm oil, and coconut...
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    Storing Lye Crystals Purchased In Bulk?

    I read in several articles on the net that lye purchased in bulk needs to be stored in an air tight container.. I assume this is because it is hygroscopic??.. Can someone define for me what an air tight container is as far as storing lye purchased in 8 lb. or larger quantities??..I am...
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    Intoducing myself & Castille soap questions

    Greetings! The last time I made soaps was back in 1996..A co-worker at a restaurant I worked at gave me a ton of copied sheets on soap making..I borrowed a digital postal scale to weigh the lye, & dove in..The soaps I made were all too harsh as neither the literature I was given, nor the...