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  1. doriettefarm

    How to get bright vibrant bath bombs

    If you want vibrant bombs, I would go for lakes or dyes instead of neons especially if you intend to sell them. You don't need batch certified lakes/dyes if they're just for personal use/gifting but all neons I've seen are for soap only not cosmetic use.
  2. doriettefarm

    A few of my latest

    I haven't made much soap lately because I have a huge stockpile that I need to unload. The spearmint-eucalyptus batch was a special order so more than half of it is already spoken for. The calamine batch was an experiment in making my own calamine powder (using zinc + iron oxide) plus I just...
  3. doriettefarm

    Pineapple Cilantro Coming

    Still interested but willing to cut down to 8oz if you come up short (you can ship mine & dixiedragon's together)
  4. doriettefarm

    American oil help: Lush

    Fragrancebuddy also has Lush dupes and Calacas is one they carry http://www.fragrancebuddy.com/CITRUS-BATH-COMPARE-TO-CALACAS-FRAGRANCE.aspx
  5. doriettefarm

    Peak Candle Closing

    Have you tried Fragrancebuddy's Wild Mountain Honey? It's pretty good and sticks like glue at .5oz PPO. It's my 2nd favorite honey FO after Elements B&B's L'Occitane Honey dupe. I'm also bummed about Peak closing . . . I really liked their Blackberry Tea FO.
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    Lotion with preservative has orange spots around the edges - bacteria apparently!

    You could try one of these test kits from Lotioncrafter and possibly figure out what your contaminant is http://www.lotioncrafter.com/microbial-test-kit-4_pack-lotioncrafter.html
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    Fragrancebuddy 20% off

    FB is having a 4th of July sale. 20% off thru 7/5/17 at midnight with promo code 'PROMO4'.
  8. doriettefarm

    Coffee infused oil

    You could try HP and save your coffee-infused oil for the superfat. That's probably the only way any scent will survive the lye monster.
  9. doriettefarm

    face scrub recipes please?

    I highly recommend IrishLass' method for making liquid soap! Don't have to worry about neutralizing excess lye or cooking your paste to death. I do a 3% SF for mine.
  10. doriettefarm

    face scrub recipes please?

    Just wanted to throw out a suggestion. Go back and study the ingredient list for the St Ives scrub. Notice the main ingredient is water and that's what is missing from the OP's recipe. I would omit the hard oils and add some water which should reduce the heavy, greasy feeling and also allow...
  11. doriettefarm

    Pineapple Cilantro Coming

    Awesome! I love the pineapple cilantro bars you shared with me awhile back. Sign me up for 1lb and PM me with payment info once you know the total price.
  12. doriettefarm

    Trying to find a soap mold like this...

    These are similar but not an exact copy of the Lush version https://www.etsy.com/listing/480210644/massage-bar-mold-4-45-oz-cavities?ref=shop_home_active_14 Brambleberry has one too https://www.brambleberry.com/Rectangle-Massage-Bar-3D-Mold-P5014.aspx
  13. doriettefarm

    So I received this certified letter in the mail yesterday...

    I'm not a lawyer and don't play one on TV. The only similarities I see between their packaging and yours is the font . . . along with your white circle in the upper right corner vs their black circle in the upper right corner. Is that seriously enough to meet the criteria for a trade dress...
  14. doriettefarm

    Calling all Peeps. Please weigh in.

    How about 007? That makes me think of a dashing, sophisticated chick-magnet of a man. I'm with BG on thinking Sugar Daddy sounds a bit skeevy.
  15. doriettefarm

    Emu Oil $34/lb.

    Earlene - ask your doc about Pennsaid . . . it's the same active ingredient as Voltaren but with DMSO so it penetrates better. Sorry for the thread hijack Zany.
  16. doriettefarm

    May 2017 SMF Soap Challenge - fluid acrylic cell pour

    dibbles - I'm glad you asked for clarification on the cells . . . I had a bright idea to pour them and then use a knife to cut them into cooler geometric shapes
  17. doriettefarm

    April 2017 Challenge Entry Thread

    This was my attempt at a tilted tiger stripe using neon pigments from Nurture and WSP's Citrus Cilantro FO. Does it remind anyone else of Fruit Stripe gum?
  18. doriettefarm

    Powdered water soluble colourants

    I used a free recipe for the bubble skulls. It works pretty well for cookie cutter shapes but I have a harder time rolling it. I also purchased the TwoWildHares bubble bar recipe on etsy and it's perfect for rolls but takes a few extra days to harden...
  19. doriettefarm

    Powdered water soluble colourants

    Just finished painting one of the bubble skulls so you could see. I'm going to use the smiley dude for a tub test tomorrow night and can post pics of the water if anyone is interested. I used red 33 dye in these along with Big FO (Lush dupe from Nurture) and painted with an assortment of...
  20. doriettefarm

    Vivid bath bomb help

    I would recommend powdered dyes if you want vibrant colored bombs & water. Dyes are also water soluble so you don't need any Polysorbate 80. If you're just making them for personal use, WholesaleSuppliesPlus carries small amounts of stained glass dye powders. But if you're planning to sell in...
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