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  1. sunfloweracres

    Dental soap

    Tooth Soap I don't think shea butter would taste very good, just my opinion. It seems like cocoa butter with the OO would be a better choice.:smile: After reading some of the posts on here and around the internet, I just tried one of my Hibiscus tea fragrance free salt bars made with CO...
  2. sunfloweracres

    Small qnty packaging

    I've noticed that tins are expensive. I found new deodorant tubes on ebay for a good price, but have never bought tins because of the prices, sorry. Hopefully someone else can help you, keep searching the net, or use recycled tins. :-|
  3. sunfloweracres

    My new website

    Website sales, local co-op Very nice website, organized and clean. You did a great job, and your soaps sound wonderful! I do not sell many soaps from my online store, except a few nice big orders to people I met at other sites such as listia. It helps to give away some samples:) I sell a lot...
  4. sunfloweracres

    Salt bar with lard?

    Sounds great. How did it turn out?
  5. sunfloweracres

    Hot Weather: This is a first!

    It seems Salt bars are a good hot weather soap to make, someone correct me if they have had a bad experience due to the summer heat. I used the room temp. oven method and they turned out same as usual even though we keep the a/c at 80 because our house is surrounded by trees (and I had my first...
  6. sunfloweracres

    What's your next soap experiment?

    Almond milk soap Did you use Silk (or one of those in the carton) Almond milk, or has anyone ever used it? Your idea for Coconut Almond milk sounds great. I made some Pina Colada shampoo bars/soap and ground up dried coconut, added at trace. It came out the way I was hoping for as a light...
  7. sunfloweracres

    What's your next soap experiment?

    Beer soap warning-Volcano possible I have to tell you, beer soap can volcano and smoke if you do not use an ice bath, I just had one with my homebrew (very potent stuff!) :evil:. Luckily I was in the basement with the lye container sitting in a large tub and Vinegar handy. I lost a lot of...
  8. sunfloweracres

    Has anyone made Salt Bars with Beer?

    Beer and salt bars Thank you! I did not use individual molds for the salt bars. It was a square wooden box lined with waxed paper, then I cut them after 2 hours in the oven. Luckily they did not crumble. I went to last night and made up a new salt bar recipe trying to get more...
  9. sunfloweracres

    Has anyone made Salt Bars with Beer?

    Beer salt bars Thanks :D
  10. sunfloweracres

    What's your next soap experiment?

    Yes, only cold strong brewed coffee instead of water, 1 t. ground instant coffee, and 1 T. Special Dark Cocoa at trace to 32 oz. oils. To the other batch, just cold strong brewed coffee, and at trace added 2 T. ground coffee grounds for color and exfoliating. I love it! :D
  11. sunfloweracres

    What's your next soap experiment?

    Mocha Soap It will work just fine with cold strong coffee and cocoa powder. I used the special dark cocoa powder from Walmart. Have not used milk yet. Have fun with Castile. :razz:
  12. sunfloweracres

    Has anyone made Salt Bars with Beer?

    I am trying a batch tonight. I have made shampoo bars with Dark Side Vanilla Porter beer, Wheat Germ, and Bayberry FO that are my best seller so far, and have made a couple batches of salt bars with water, Red oxide, and Honey Almond FO (they smell like Cherry!). Tonight I am experimenting with...
  13. sunfloweracres

    What's your next soap experiment?

    Making Chocolate soap darker Sounds great! Adding a little cold strong brewed coffee along with cocoa powder gives a nice rich Brown and does not seem to alter the fragrance, especially with Chocolate FO. (The first pic is the second batch of cp soap I ever made. The second pic has Chocolate...
  14. sunfloweracres

    Hot Weather: This is a first!

    Don't be so hard on yourself, I'm sure it is still very nice soap! The humidity is making my hot process crock pot shampoo bars stay soft a whole lot longer than in the winter, or any other time of year. I had to set them near an air conditioner vent.
  15. sunfloweracres

    Crumbly salt bars

    It sounds like you may have waited to long to cut, but salt bars are known for that. It helps to flip them upside down on (waxed paper) to cut. The first batch I made cut just fine. I used the oven method for 2 hours then cut right away while still warm. The second batch I made to late at...
  16. sunfloweracres

    Soaps for sale for 2.50

    Marketing Wow, how nice! I would love some help marketing. I finally found a shampoo bar that people love and want to buy in bulk. If only I had more customers I know it would do well. :D I'll send you a PM.
  17. sunfloweracres

    Using mica on tops

    Gold Mica on top of soap I jump into everything just like you do, and want to try it all. If you want a quick and easy Gold mica method, I have just dipped a small dry brush into dry mica and flicked it on top of the soap in the mold before it cures. Dust a little extra on the top of the...
  18. sunfloweracres

    The Zap Test: A Visual Guide

    Zap test I have been using the hp crock pot method lately for shampoo bars and use pH strips for testing. Plus I do the zap test just to make sure, and have never been zapped. I almost feel left out! :lol:
  19. sunfloweracres

    My name is Christine... and I am a soap addict.

    Nice to meet you too! Beautiful soap! All your other soaps are fantastic and so professional, great job! I also like to work smarter not harder. After my first batch of cp soap that took forever to trace I almost quit (to impatient)... Until loads of reaserch online I discovered room temp. Now I...
  20. sunfloweracres

    My name is Christine... and I am a soap addict.

    Welcome! Welcome Christine! Glad you are feeling better. You sure came to the right place where we are all addicts. :) You will find some wonderful soapers with loads of experience. I have learned a lot in a short time here. Do you make shampoo bars to sell along with your soap? They seem to...