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  1. SoaperForLife

    WholesaleSupplies acquired Rustic Escentuals

    Well at least the fo's will still be available. So many suppliers have just disappeared without a trace.... A Garden Eastward, Scent Works, Simple Soothings...
  2. SoaperForLife

    Crisco in soap?

    I used Crisco to make soap when I was starting out. It makes lovely soap and I've never experienced DOS using it. Many moons ago I remember buying the store version of Crisco and that did go rancid but I've never had a problem with the name brand stuff.
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    Anyone notice the shortage of plastic bottles?

    I am in the process of semi-closing down my business and had a lot of bottles, jars and push up containers to get rid of. I posted some items on FB for half what I paid for them but then started thinking that there was a better way. I have been selling my remaining inventory of plastic bottles...
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    Anyone notice the shortage of plastic bottles?

    Has anyone tried to buy plastic bottles lately? Everything seems to be out of stock right now.
  5. SoaperForLife

    Investing in Essential Oils

    Cedarwood, ylang ylang, and orange are good ones to have.
  6. SoaperForLife

    Natures Fragrance Sale & Closing (For Now).

    Hello, Unfortunately the covid-19 virus situation has not been particularly good for our business or for our family needs. After taking considerable amount of time to think things over we have decided that we are going to take some time away from our business. This has not been an easy decision...
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    Cylinder PVC Molds

    I don't even cap the bottom. I just double wrap with saran wrap and use rubber bands and some shipping tape to close the one end. Put the pipe into one of my plastic juice pitchers that I use for lye and wrap the part that's in the pitcher with a junky old towel. I leave the top portion...
  8. SoaperForLife

    Soybean oil with citric acid

    Citric acid is used to help protect the oil from oxidation. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jos1956/27/8/27_8_507/_pdf
  9. SoaperForLife

    Fragrance Oil Review Chart Link

    I'm pretty sure that I requested that Natures Fragrance be added to the sheet several months ago?
  10. SoaperForLife

    The word association game

    fabric
  11. SoaperForLife

    Syndet Shampoo Bar Trials

    First one is for soil pH testing. Can you do Amazon? I bought this one a few months ago to replace one that broke: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ENFOHN8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  12. SoaperForLife

    The word association game

    lens
  13. SoaperForLife

    Beeswax cream like on market

    I made some the other day Zany and it is pretty nice. I subbed evening primrose oil for the infused olive oil which gave it a slightly less oily feel.
  14. SoaperForLife

    Beeswax cream like on market

    You might want to try Sal butter then.
  15. SoaperForLife

    Beeswax cream like on market

    YouTube video with recipe: 1 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup beeswax, 1/2 tsp. vitamin e and 20 drops eo Melt ingredients and then as it cools, stir briskly every 15 minutes. And here is a sort of novel approach to making this without the stirring part (but the same recipe).
  16. SoaperForLife

    Deodorant with flower water

    Congratulations! Can I ask what fragrance or essential oil you decided on?
  17. SoaperForLife

    Longest lasting EOs

    I can vouch for the staying power of tea tree eo. I made a tea tree with charcoal soap about two years ago and I still have a few bars - can definitely still smell the tea tree.
  18. SoaperForLife

    Longest lasting EOs

    Don't know how you can get Lavender 40/42 to last two years.... my batch made in May was rapidly losing it's scent.
  19. SoaperForLife

    The word association game

    surgery
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    Shampoo bars - BTMS 50 vs e-wax? and is Panthenol really that important?

    Thanks for the good info DeeAnna - I think that I'll put the rest of the batch in the fridge.
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