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    youtube videos

    Can anyone tell me why I cannot have sound on some youtube videos? No it's not on mute, my speaker is plugged in and working. I just tried to listen to the one on woodgrain soaps, no sound. I opened it in a new sound. I'm not good at figuring out why with computers.
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    Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    Do any of you who sell cold process soap have requests for plain Eucalyptus? I've had several but don't know if it would be worth a large batch.
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    @cmzaha's pork sounds wonderful, as does @Dahila's pork belly. How about some greens now? The keto people may not be happy but I enjoy it all. It's spring and that means warm dandelion salad for us, a meal in itself. Just a made up recipe so cannot give exact quantities. Gather, clean and chop...
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    Gardening Anyone?

    I just thought I'd post how I am planting lettuce again this year. I have a nice sized cold frame to start radishes, lettuce or any early crop a month ahead of time to get a good start here in Canada. Radishes are coming up nicely! Our grocery store has been carrying "live lettuce" for the last...
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    United Way

    Since things are pretty much shut down, I decided to clear out some soap and lotion for those who need it more than I do. Contacted United Way and they were very happy to have it. Just an idea if you are overstocked for these times. Someone will be very happy to receive it.
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    Clove Bud Essential Oil

    DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. All parties enter into transactions at their own will/risk. I accidentally ordered 2 500 ml bottles of Clove Bud (Indonesia) INCI Syzygium aromaticum L...
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    Web Hosts

    In this confusion I'm wondering about web hosts. Can anyone give thoughts on who is best?
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    For Canadian Soapmakers

    I just wanted to tell you about Gallo olive oil. Perhaps you already use Gallo. I buy the 3 litre can at No Frills. I made an 80% OO, 20% CO goat milk soap, 34.5% lye concentration, yesterday. I have made it for years. It has no colour or scent, only add-ins are sugar dissolved in lye water...
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    Stickers for Round Soap

    For my round soap I have wrapped them with brown coffee filters in the past. While it looks nice, you can't see the soap which customers don't like. I have recently seen round Avery (?) labels stuck on the back of round soap and placed in organza bags. Has anyone done this? The label really...
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    hanger swirl

    Just watched Ione from Eve's Garden do a hanger swirl with a plain wire hanger. Is this advisable? I always make sure plain metal except ss doesn't touch my soap.
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    Sweet & Sour chicken balls

    We sometimes enjoy Chinese take out. Not sure it's authentic but it's a quick fix for busy nights. So I'm always repulsed at the thick sweet bright red sauce that comes with sweet and sour chicken balls. (which is always chosen by DH). I wonder why sweet and SOUR when it's is only sickening...
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    Lotion sniffers

    How do all you lotion makers let people know what it smells like at craft sales? I make 12 different scents and I usually open 1 or 2 bottles for testers. The rest I can let them smell a matching soap. The reason I can't do this this time is because I am taking it to a place that charges for a...
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    NDA CO oil

    Not sure if any of you are used to buying your fractionated coconut oil from NDA but I just got an email that says they have a new kind. I was very recently paying $46. for 4 litres. Now it is $60.75 with 5% off for 4 litres! How much will that increase lotion costs?! Anybody know a better...
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    Ylang Ylang

    I know this is a love/hate smell as regards the EO. I didn't notice any reviews on the FO review charts from the companies I buy from. Has anyone who likes this smell tried FO?
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    Kombucha question

    First of all I want to thank you kombucha brewers for getting me interested in this. I have been brewing the continuous brew method since February. I don't know how to do without it! But because of the high acidity, my stomach was not feeling well so I did some experimenting. I wanted to add a...
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    Frankincense & Myrrh FO

    I asked this question over in the shopping recommendations forum regarding WSP's price increase. Thought maybe I'd get more response in this forum. WSP's F & M FO is wonderful and my customers ask for it. I'm afraid to try another one after trying NDA's and it was awful. I see they no longer...
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    New Price on HDPE mold

    I am bumping this thread up in an effort to destash. Apparently soapmakers aren't interested in high cost molds! Don't blame you. So I'm wondering if $200 seems more reasonable? The only difference from my original post is that I have now used it. No problem with releasing...
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    Season Change Soon!

    These cool mornings we're having this week is quite a shock and makes me start to think of winter soaps! My next thought was: I want to make a winter soap and scent it with Cracklin Birch FO with a little Juniper EO added. mmm, I can smell it now. What do YOU think?
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    Vegan Sour Cream

    1 cup raw cashews soaked at least 4 hrs. (or overnight) 1/2 cup water 1 T. lemon juice 1 t. apple cider vinegar 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. mustard 1 T nutritional yeast for cheesy flavour After soaking cashews put all ingredients in nutribullet or blender and blend until smooth. Feedback: For myself...
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    If this were for myself I would post it in the business forum. DH is thinking of Etsy for his woodworking. Does anyone know how etsy sellers can post a shipping cost? They must be estimating. We did a trial for postage, using the same size and weight package to different locations. The location...