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  1. AliOop

    Liquid shampoo recipe formulating?

    ^^^Ditto. There might even be some basic shampoo recipe threads here. If not, a $1 per month subscription to SwiftyCraftyMonkey will turn up a few that you can tweak.
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    SMF January Challenge 2021 – Planet/Galaxy Soap

    Yes to gelling; it was 100% CO so it started gelling on its own before I even got it covered and insulated. So it sounds like the FO is the culprit. I'll try it again in another small batch without FO, where I add it to the batter, instead of the oils. Thanks!
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    The word association game

    arch
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    New to the group but not to soaping :)

    Welcome! :)
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    Passionfruit?

    @KiwiMoose you are on a citric acid kick today. ;) Even the same formula that @linne1gi shared in the other thread. 🤯🤯
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    The 4-letter game

    Ophelia watched Everett's rear. ☺ (Sorry, is that too racy? I figured it was time for Ophelia and Everett to meet one another). EHPO
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    Contender for most ridiculous question asked

    I would put sugar or perhaps grated unsweetened coconut in that tin. Both absorb scents and flavors fairly well, and can be used to garnish the tops of cookies, etc.
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    Using pure olive oil w/EO on aging face?

    @Aromasuzie we like a lot of the same expensive things. :rolling:
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    SMF January Challenge 2021 – Planet/Galaxy Soap

    @bookreader451 Oh, I'm glad to talk to someone else with experience with this mica. I used 2 tsp for 500g of oil. Do you think that was enough? As noted, I stirred it into the melted oils before adding lye. The color was a beautiful shimmery dark navy. It didn't look like I could add much more...
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    Using pure olive oil w/EO on aging face?

    Wendy, I am a few years older than you are, and I have dry mature skin that is prone to breakouts. Yes, pimples AND wrinkles together! 😭 I just react horribly to all hair products, but have dry curly hair that is prone to frizz. So, I bounce between using no hair products and having a clear...
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    SMF January Challenge 2021 – Planet/Galaxy Soap

    two words: Freezer trick. Put it in now, and take it out in about 30 minutes. You still have a little over two hours to get your pics posted in the entry thread. ;)
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    @linne1gi 😍🥰🤩
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    The 4-letter game

    It's truly scorching! Gah!! SCOR
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    The word association game

    worst
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    The "One Recipe" Theory - Question

    @Aromasuzie SoapDaddy is right - most veteran soapers recommend against using expensive/exotic oils in soap. Not only is it a wash-off product, it's also unclear whether any of the beneficial oil properties survive saponification. Plus, most of us can already make amazing soap with much more...
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    The "One Recipe" Theory - Question

    I totally agree with making the soap you want to make... as long as you run each and every recipe through a lye calculator before making it for the first time. Even the best authors and soapmakers make typos.
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    Sacrifice longevity/hardness for design

    @SoapDaddy70 I'd take Carolyn (cmzaha) up on that offer if I were you. Whatever she shares, you can take it to the bank. Maybe quite literally if you ever start selling. ;)
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    @TashaBird, problem? I don't see no problem. (because if I did, then many of us on SMF would have a "problem.") 😜
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    January 2021 Challenge Entry Thread - Planet/Galaxy Soap

    The background of this soap was supposed to be dark navy blue (Nurture). Since this batter was going to move fast, I mixed the color and the fragrance into the oils. It was a gorgeous deep navy, but it all morphed to gray when I added the lye. 😭 It's turning bluer as the day goes on, but I have...
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    Labeling

    Check out MarieGale.com for more rules about labeling. Not sure how much of it applies to Canada as opposed to the US.
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