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    Some of my soaps using my lightbox

    I decided to make a lightbox last night. That part was easy. The hard part is taking pictures! Here are a few of my latest soaps. This one is my charcoal facial soap/stick. It's more for oily skin. This one is scented with Nag Champa, but it was a horrible recipe. I will redo it...
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    going to make a peak order

    I'm going to buy some chanel no. 5 from Peak and I keep hearing great things about their FOs. I should probably pick up some others too! I was thinking wild mt. honey for sure and maybe black raspberry vanilla. I don't want to do the sampler, but maybe that's the best way to go? Any other...
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    Homemade Diaper!

    I know it's not soap, but I'm just so dang proud of myself. My friend is going to use cloth diapers when her baby comes so I thought I'd make her some newborn ones to help out. This is my first try. White is a bit boring, but that's all I could find locally in the special PUL fabric...
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    some neat wrapping soap ideas

    I made up some labels yesterday using my scrapbook software. I printed the colored paper too. There's a really neat website that had an ideas page for wrapping your soap. I showed my parents these today and my 70 yr old dad actually liked the smell of Dragon's Blood, but he asked what was...
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    allergies to soap

    I know this has probably come up before, but was mostly directed to people who sell soap. I'm a huge worry wart and am wondering what oils people could be allergic to in soap. I don't put almond oil in my soaps anymore, but I use sunflower, safflower, shea, mango, and cocoa butter. Do those...
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    HP "swirl" attemps

    Here are my attempts at swirling HP. My first is a blue on blue, not really a swirl. I didn't mix the dark blue enough. Oh well! It has kaolin clay in it for my face. Scented with a mix of essential oils for "clear skin". This is my second attempt. It's scented with basil sage and...
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    vanilla stabilizer with HP

    I've been on an HP kick lately and want to try the Bitter Creek North vanilla stabilizer for some of my discoloring FOs. Do you think I could add it to my oils before the cook? Then after the cook add my FO? I have a Dragons Blood FO that I want to use and it discolors to a tan (I think) and...
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    I think I like pink and yellow!

    Thought I'd post a few of the soaps I made recently. Not all turned out as planned, but that's okay! All but the sweet pea are CP. Left: cherry blossom FO with some mica to cover the bad tops and also on front. Might skip the front next time. Middle: nettle tea soap scented with tea...
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    My facial lotion attempts

    Today I had the urge to make a facial lotion. I'm trying to break free from my Mary Kay lotion. It's a lot of work buying my Mary Kay lotion! The pink and blue are failed batches (way too oily). I thought grape seed would be a good oil for my face, but it felt like an oily coating...
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    glittery and complexion soaps

    I wanted to make a very simple looking soap with my new FO Olive Blossom from Bitter Creek North. It's very pretty and behaves perfectly in CP. I used TD and put glitter in the soap and on top. I also made a complexion soap with bentonite clay, lime coloring (too much!), tea tree, and...
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    crazy soap dreams

    I think it was Artisan Soaps who said she was having soap dreams awhile ago. The past few nights my husband said I was having soap dreams. I talk in my sleep a lot. It's always crazy talk, but it makes perfect sense to me! The other night my husband woke up to me with my leg part way in...
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    this and that

    I haven't been working on much. My husband was on vacation forever this summer (unpaid....so can you really call it vacation??). I love having him home, but don't get to soap much. Here's what I've been up to lately. My favorite...plumeria colored with LabColors fuchsia. Rebatched...
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    warm vanilla sugar and black raspberry vanilla

    I went to B&BW yesterday to scope out their fragrances. Haven't been there forever. Tons of stuff! Anyway, I smelled almost everything and the only scents I truly fell in love with were warm vanilla sugar and black raspberry vanilla (the cuddlers :lol: ) . I almost bought some stuff, but...
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    help! I can't stop ordering stuff!

    I think I'm out of control! I'm ordering butters, oils, FOs, colors, clays, lotion supplies, books, stuff on etsy, etc!! I feel so guilty! I keep saying "ok, I finally have everything so I can stop buying stuff." I reason with myself by not buying anything for myself like no clothes...
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    Differences between soaps at WSP

    I'm looking to buy some melt and pour base from WSP. I have a bunch of sniffy's that I thought would be cool to scent an M&P bar with. What's the difference in feel between the natural shea soap base and the silk and shea soap base? I've looked at the ingredients and the natural seems...
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    beer, eggs, coconut cream, salt.....not a grocery list!

    My first attempt at a layered soap and it worked! This is a nut ale beer soap scented with coconut lime. Very soft scent and it works with the beer. Cut this with my new soap cutter and it ROCKS! This is an egg and lemon shampoo bar. Scented with lemon EO, lemongrass sage, and...
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    Does castor oil leave a film on hair?

    Just wondering because I HATE my high castor oil shampoo bars on my hair with 15-20% and I do the vinegar rinse. My hair just has this greasy film and I've been using bar soaps for months now. I bought one that seems to work but I want to make one for me. Just used a mostly OO soap on my hair...
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    my cute little mold and soap cutter that I made!

    It was a bit of work but I made my own 1 lb mold and soap cutter. I bought a $5 piece of poplar from Menards with some hardware and made both of these. What I wouldn't do for a miter saw and table saw! I had to use my miter box and hand saw for most of the work. I have no idea if the...
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    Dove type soap for sensitive skin

    I'm trying to think of a recipe for a soap to make my mother in law. She's sensitive to lots of stuff, but uses Dove sensitive skin soap. I will make a 100% OO soap with GM, but I know she won't like the slime factor. I don't want to use coconut oil either. Has anyone done an olive oil and...
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    cheap thrills and sniffy's!

    I decided to order some cheap thrills and sniffy's so I wouldn't waste my money. I ordered on Thursday and got the sniffy order from Southern Garden Scents already. I'm trying to find fresh scents, nice florals, fruit and honey scents. Southern Garden Scents "sniffy" all for $3 and free...
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