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    Best time for soap stamping?

    I just ordered my first two acrylic soap stamps and I'm wondering, ballpark, when the best time is to stamp cold process soaps? I tried it out on a bar that's about 2.5 months old and it cracked, which I expected. The batch I just unmolded this morning is going to be a gift, so when I stamp it...
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    Home-rendered bacon fat for CP soap?

    I've gathered a little information on this from the forum, but some tips & tricks all in one place would help me out... I personally go through soap very slowly, so most of my batches are for my husband, who goes through bars very quickly. Through trial & error I've found a good basic recipe...
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    Using home-grown lavender in CP soap?

    My mother-in-law is home-growing some lavender plants, and while she was showing them to me she wondered aloud if I would be able to use them in my soap. Has anyone had experience in using fresh lavender plants to scent their CP soap? We thought maybe if we let the leaves (or maybe even the...
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    Mineral makeup to pigment CP soap?

    I have A LOT of bareMinerals loose powder eye shadows and I am trying to pare down my collection. I've sold the sealed ones off on eBay, but I have a number of colors that I opened to try out and they're just not for me, so they are sitting there unused and it seems a waste to toss them, but I...
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    INCI labeling question - sour cream?

    Can someone tell me the correct way to label a CP soap made with sour cream? None of my INCI lists have that specific ingredient. Would I just consider it "cream" and label it as such?
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    Still new to this - clear lines/streaks in my soap

    Hi all! Let me preface this by saying that technically I've been making & researching soap for over a year, but given the expense and the fact that I'm at home with a 2 & 4 year old, I've only just completed my 7th batch, so I'm still pretty new to this. So far I haven't had any real issues or...