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    Attention Aussie soapers

    Hey all! I just bought a set of scales from here: http://aunet.com.au/today.htm The weigh up to 30 kg in 1g increments, and are plug in rather than battery powered. The best thing about them tho is the price - they're currently on sale for $82.50 instead of $165. They have other fancy...
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    Is a rubber stamp OK for soap?

    Dad is interested in having a range of soaps made for the Pub, to put in the gift shop. He would like the Pub's logo, which is essentially a piccy of the pub, on each of the bars, and I'm just trying to work out if that's feasable. Those of you stamping your soap, are you using just a rubber...
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    Checking in, Merry Xmas

    I'm a little late with the holiday wishes, but Merry Christmas none the less. We had a great day here at the Pub. Robyne (Step Mum) put on a great spread, with turkey, ham, salad, seafood, pudding, pavlova, trifle, etc, etc, etc. We had some guests join us for the day: a mum with 2 teenage...
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    Shaving soap in tins

    Has anyone tried pouring their CP shaving soap straight into a tin? I've been asked to do a gift basket for a friends new boyfriend, and am really struggling with 'guy type' stuff, especially at this late date!! Mind you, I am doing a roaring trade in $25 gift baskets!! I had 4 picked up...
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    Praise for Ohkimma on etsy

    Ohkimma designs banners, avatars etc for your etsy store. I just had her do me a package - 3 banners, 3 avatars, business cards & a couple other items. She is GREAT!! I am design impaired ( :lol: ) and she had the perfect designs done after just a couple of emails. You can have a look at her...
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    My Dad & the pub

    Digit found a clip on youtube showing a quick interview with my Dad at Daly Waters Pub - shows you a bit of the area. Hope you don't mind me sharing the link Digit? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4os2Ml0KWA The guy being interviewed is my Dad, Lindsay. The girl washing glasses is my...
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    Did something really stoopit today...

    Part of my job involves going out & inspecting mining leases, making sure that they are complying with relevant legislation. I did a trip today to a mining lease about 250km north of home. It was a follow-up trip to make sure that they had fixed some issued identified during my last inspection...
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    Etsy calculator

    http://www.etsy.ppcalc.com Calculates your etsy & paypal fees.
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    For those who blog...

    How did you set it up? Is it attached to/part of your own website, or do you have it 'hosted'? I like the idea of it, and would like to know more about how to start, if any one would like to share?
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    My Pub

    As some of you would have read, I am moving in about 8 weeks time to run a Pub in the Northern Territory. The pub is in a tiny town with a permanant population of 15 people, and is 270 km from the closest 'real' town. The town from the air The Pub Just some of the souviniers left...
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    Off to my first market!!

    I've been procrastinating all year, but I really need to clear out my shelves so I can make more soap!! I've run out of people to give it to, as they all have shelves full as well! :lol: I'm going to do a flyer on 'Caring for your handmade soap' to put in the bags with the soap, and wanted...
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    DH makes me laugh!!

    I got home from work yesterday and caught DH showing his mate thru my soap room. Ronnie (the friend) had a couple of bars of soap in his hand, and was just amazed at how bath bombs work (DH had demonstrated with a broken one in the kitchen sink), he had tried out the spray-on moisuriser I've...
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    Anyone for an Aussie swap?

    Because I have no clue how to put the big red link in my signature like Tab has, I'm just going to post instead :lol: We have a swap running for all us Aussies at the moment. If you would like to join in, head over to this thread & sign up...
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    Insurance - I finally did it!!

    I have just now hit 'send' on an email to set up my insurance. I have been procrastinating ALL year about it, making excuses like 'It'll be too expensive' and 'It's a really specialised type of insurance'. I was browsing thru a suppliers website, and found that they had been working with...
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    Shrink wrap supplier?

    OK, so I give up trying to find a decent aussie supplier of shrink wrap! Can anyone suggest the best supplier for shrink wrap? Ideally, a supplier that sells tube type wrap of varying sizes, for soaps, bottles, jars, etc? Thanks!! :lol:
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    Cuticle oil

    I'm always looking for a nice cuticle & nail treatment. For this one, I used equal parts of: Sweet Almond oil Avocado oil Olive oil - infused with lavender & calendula Evening Primrose oil Rosehip oil Wheatgerm oil I didn't use any EO / FO - I'm enjoying the really subtle scent that...
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    Hot oil hair treatment

    I've been playing with a hot oil treatment, and found this one to be the best formulation so far: 33% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 26% Sunflower oil 7% Avocado oil 15% Jojoba oil 6% Cocoa Butter 6% Avocado Butter 6% Mango Butter 1% EO's, chosen to suit your hair type. I used equal parts of...
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    What is your favorite scrubby additive?

    What is your favorite exfoliant in soap? I occasionally want to use a really nicely scrubby soap & have been trialling various things. Ground walnut shell - sounded good, but was too scratchy. Ground apricot kernal - even more scratchy! OW OW OW!! :lol: Fine ground pumice - not scrubby...
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    Decisions

    Hi All! Just checking in from sunny Darwin. My last day of holidays, we fly back home tomorrow. Tho, home may not be home for much longer. My dad owns a pub in the Northern Territory, about 570km south of Darwin, we have just been there for a few days to visit. Dad has asked DH & myself to...
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    Checking in

    Just dropping in for a quick hello while I'm home for a few days. I've been away for work heaps this month, I've just gotten home from yet another week away. I have 4 days at home, just enough time to unpack my bag, do some washing and re-pack before DH & I head off to Darwin to visit my Mum for...
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