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  1. rogue

    Mad Oils vs Bramble Berry Colorant Quality?

    Glittery CP LOVE the sparkle plenty in batter. Especially if I'm using it as my 'white'. I've seen a similar one from a small seller called BeScented. She sellers a GoldDust I think. Makes a beautiful glittery pale gold in CP.
  2. rogue

    Your ugliest rebatch

    Jnl a little like brownies to me. But I love chocolate
  3. rogue

    help me scientifically respond to the "soap is bad for skin pH" claim

    There is another more basic ( ha funny joke) reason soap does better than the syndets sometimes for acne. P. Acnes is the bacteria that tends to cause breakouts and some of us have it & some don't. It is not going to live in a pH >7.5. Before all the cute creams & antibiotics dermatologists were...
  4. rogue

    My first shaving soap is a success!

    I can't get beyond the abstract but I'm reading that as they are saying as they see iodine values dropping from either hydrog. Or esterification (or both) melt temps rise. Which is expected. Saturated fats such as bovine butter tend to be solid at higher temp than un saturated ones, i.e. Fixed...
  5. rogue

    My first shaving soap is a success!

    I believe what I have is from NG. It's also white fat flakes but they list as 100% soy with bring to melt at @185. They claim no added any thing and very cheap. We shall see.
  6. rogue

    My first shaving soap is a success!

    this is how soapcalc sees soywax at 100% of the oils. This must be where they are quoting the numbers from. Small batch, it's only soap not major surgery. I'm happy learning from my mistakes if it is really interesting I'm happy to mail it out to peoples for a funky soap trade
  7. rogue

    A Cream Soap Tutorial

    LBussy I thought we had been talking about tech grade? Hmmm. Getting old timers.
  8. rogue

    A Cream Soap Tutorial

    Soy wax is supposedly 80% stearic acid. The "stearic" we get from suppliers isn't 100% stearic acid it is apparently a mix I believe of palmitic also which makes sense since much of it is coming from Palm oil. 100% stearic is tech grade is mondo pricey. There was a whole conversation about this...
  9. rogue

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    "I rendered some tallow and I accepted defeat and moved all my soapy stuff out of the kitchen and into my craft room. I fought the good fight, tried to keep as much of it in the kitchen as possible but when hubby said " I can't remodel the kitchen with all this soap stuff in it" I got the hint...
  10. rogue

    A Cream Soap Tutorial

    I find that trying to melt the stearic without some glycerin is a nightmare. Way easier to melt together. On my quest to go total Palm free...I made some emulsified sugar/salt scrub this weekend & subbed out the stearic with soywax & it's lovely. I'm going after cream soap without stearic but...
  11. rogue

    My first shaving soap is a success!

    If anyone is looking for relatively nice inexpensive brushes I get some from shoeboxshaveshop at the dot com. He's got a ridiculous selection of brushes if you are into that, but he's got really inexpensive Omegas that are really great brushes. The tiny (ok like half size midget) ones that are...
  12. rogue

    Has anyone created soap that really smells like coffee?

    I Ive the crafter choice Fresh Brewed coffee but the boyfriend insists it smells like cocopuffs
  13. rogue

    Painted on pencil line?

    This may be a stupid question but what about mica in alcohol and then sprayed onto the surface? Would give a super thin line but would be able to focus it way better. Hmmm. Love the mica swirl vid!
  14. rogue

    A Cream Soap Tutorial

    The glycerine I believe is supposed to be split between part replaced for the initial water. The rest at the end. I added all at the end and got very, very soft soap. Almost semi liquid
  15. rogue

    The word association game

    Tubing
  16. rogue

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Cut my "conditioning" shampoo bars this morning. They strangely look a little like glycerine soap. Wonder if it's the unsaps in the jojoba. I haven't used it that much in soap, just lotions/bars
  17. rogue

    Shampoo/Conditioner bars

    abc that's it!!! So initial results on my experiment seem pretty ok. I used 5 gm of a btms (25 or 50 I'm not sure what ever the Sage is selling, I need to figure this out) ppo. My loaf is still cooling off but I scraped off what I could out of the crock pot & washed my hair. No conditioner which...
  18. rogue

    Shampoo/Conditioner bars

    I saw a post when searching for something else about someone adding btms to their cream soap formula they use as a shampoo & having really fabulous results. No need for conditioner. And using like maybe a gram in a small amount. The post was like "shampoo with no sunset!" Or something. I'm...
  19. rogue

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Started getting all my donation soaps ready to send out to cleantheworld & I can't find the form in my email! I'm having issues accessing their site too. Go figure! Sigh. Will continue boxing & wrapping till I figure it out anyway.
  20. rogue

    My first shaving soap is a success!

    I ran the numbers for a 1:1 switch & the stearic numbers actually looked high! I've used soy wax in some lip balms & solid perfumes with bees wax when I want less drag. Quite a bit softer. I suspect since it's fully hydrogenated the other soy oil issues shouldn't be there if most of the issues...
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