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    Lotion Tubes

    Hi everyone. I am looking for a used (or inexpensive) lotion tube sealer. Does anyone have one they are selling, know of a compounding pharmacy that's selling out or know of another way to seal the lotion tubes :-?? I've thought of malibu tubes, but not quite what I had in mind. I appreciate...
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    Lemon Extract in CP soap

    Hi everyone, I am hoping someone can help me. I just received a call from a friend who is making CP soap and added lemon extract to fragrance it:oops:. Is there any way to save this batch of soap? If so what can she do? Thank you.
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    Fragrance Mists

    Has anyone made/sold their own line of fragrance mists or perfumes? I am toying with the idea of making my own and am looking for information on the best base to use, etc. As well as where I can get some atomizers wholesale. Would appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.
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    Pros and Cons Of Working With A Distributor?

    Hi everyone. I've been selling my soaps for a bit over a year and I was considering using a distributor. Has anyone ever used a distributor to sell their products? If so how was the experience? Would you recommend it, and do you have any advice for me?
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    My Soap Doesn't Look Right. Help!

    I everyone. I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm always present. Anyway, I made a batch of CP today and everything went well. It came to trace I added my eo and poured it in the mold. I went back to check on it later and the soap went soft, turned a very dark brown (it was light brown to start...
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    Questions About Customs

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone is using or has used a customs broker for out of country shipments. If you have to have any suggestions on a good one or advice? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks
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    Fading Scent

    Hi Everyone, I've been having trouble with keeping the nice lavender smell in my soap lately. I use a pretty basic recipe of coconut oil, olive oil, soybean oil, and a little palm kernel for hardness. With a recipe of 74 oz in oil I usually add 30 ml e.o. I add the e.o. at trace. I like...
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    Hello everyone, It's been a while since I posted. I do read the posts as often as I can. This is a great place to meet people and get some answers. Which leads me to my question. Had anyone ever tried a hand sanitizer formula? If so did you like it? Was it alcohol based? How did your...
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    Soft Soap Problem

    It's me again!! :) So here's my dilema. Last week I made HPCP for the first time. It actually turned out better then I imagined (yeah, I did it!). But now that it's cured I find it to be somewhat soft. Is that normal? Is there any way I can make the bar a little harder? I appreciate...
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    preservatives in body scrubs?

    Hi again, I'm working on my body scrub formulas and was wondering if I need to include a preservative. Is it necessary? Does anyone have any info they can share? Thanks! :)
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    Liquid Soap

    Hi all! I will be trying my hand at liquid soap and was wondering if it is necessary to put a preservative. I appreciate any help anyone may have. Thanks. :wink:
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    Cetyl Alcohol NF

    Does anyone know what the "NF" stands for? Has anyone used this ingredient or know anything about it. How is it made, etc.... Just curious. Thanks
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    Hair Conditioner

    Has anyone ever made a hair conditioner? I have super frizzy hair and it is breaking from split ends. Anyway I was wondering if a simple conditioner would be the same as a body lotion with less viscosity? Like always I appreciate any help anyone has. Thank you.
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    Whipped Cocoa Butter?

    Hi guys! :) I've been working on devoloping my own whipped body butter, by using cocoa butter. Does anyone know if this will work? I'm looking for a light, quick absorbing, non-greasy formla. I'm also thinking of experimenting with Natrasorb. My most recent attempt yeilded a very hard...
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    Pyramid shaped molds

    I'm looking for a pyramid shaped mold, preferrably out of polycarbonate. Does anyone know where I can find one?
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    Water and Lye Discounts

    This may seem like a stupid question, but could someone please explain to me (in laymans terms) the meaning of water and lye discounts? I would really like to have a better understanding of it. Thanks :)
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    Vegetable Shortening in Soap?

    Hi everyone, I have a question about soap ingredients. I use vegetable shortening in my soaps and was informed today that it is not a recognized ingredient on the INCI chart. Has anyone else ever had this problem, and if so what did you do?
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    Hot Process swirl soap

    Has anyone ever done a swirl soap with the hot process method and could anyone tell me how to do it? Thanks :)
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    Help with Wholesale

    Hi everyone, I have a situation and need some advice. I have an opportunity to sell my soaps in a local store. I've never really done that before, so how do I go about it. 1. Do I draw up a contract? 2. What should I be asking for? 3. What steps should I be taking? 4. Do I bring my own...
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    Blue Clay in Soap

    I was thinking of using blue clay in soap and was wondering if anyone else has ever tried it, and what their results were.