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  1. Deborah Long

    Dreaded Coconut Oil

    So, are you sure it's DOS? Is it smelly/stinky? I wonder if it's just not color transfer from the brown paper you're using to wrap the soaps in. I loosely cover my curing soaps with colorless waxed paper and it works a dream. Also, do you mean rosemary oleoresin extract instead of rosemary...
  2. Deborah Long

    Bonjour everybody!

    Welcome, Catherine!
  3. Deborah Long

    Trying IL's recipe again!

    I'm not sure what it was! lol I kept stick blending past 'emulsion' until the stick blender couldn't (on the next batch) and it was just perfect! I *think* it was oils, but since I boiled it over we'll never know....
  4. Deborah Long

    Trying IL's recipe again!

    Well, I was a lame brain and yes it softened up enough. BUT - what I did was actually set the pan on the stove to warm up and walked away, only to have the hubby yell at me that I had a giant mess! LOL Yep, it had all bubbled over and started smoking. It was all over the stove! Easy to clean...
  5. Deborah Long

    Trying IL's recipe again!

    @Zany_in_CO - too funny! Right after you posted your blog (or I read it, actually) I looked at my recipe and the measurements are almost exactly the same, and yes, I carefully weighed everything. Sooo....see, this is my problem - I keep thinking emulsification - like in CP. I am going to warm...
  6. Deborah Long

    Trying IL's recipe again!

    Thanks, @Zany_in_CO - I appreciate your answer! I'm wondering if I can just heat up the oils and stick blend some more as it appears to me that I didn't reach emulsification... What do you think??
  7. Deborah Long

    Trying IL's recipe again!

    I guess I'm not getting the hang of this liquid soap thing! lol So, this is my 3rd? maybe 4th attempt and I have this weirdness going on! Amusingly enough, I was feeling fairly relaxed this time and not all nerves! Guess I should have been more nervous, eh? Any way, it was time for me to...
  8. Deborah Long

    Bugs in my Shea Butter! YUK

    I've never gotten any with 'stuff' in it, hence my reaction! LOL
  9. Deborah Long

    Bugs in my Shea Butter! YUK

    Ewwww! What company? I remember getting emails from ?someone? about they had a bunch of expired shea butter for AMAZINGLY cheap! I think it was Bulk Apothecary? Not sure. I had to pass...
  10. Deborah Long

    The element of surprise

    Must Have! WHERE do you sell them? Online??
  11. Deborah Long

    Hello from Arizona!

    Welcome, Soapnado! I'm in Phoenix (west side)! Have fun in here!
  12. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    I was actually trying NOT to bash the company. We are all human and we all make mistakes. I was just concerned that this (IMHO) was such a BIG mistake and I was not getting any answers. I think Katie is awesome on Youtube. (but, I probably won't buy from her again)
  13. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    @shunt2011 I totally agree... I also think it's suspect that someone has a 'Testimonial' page that they then censor themselves... That should be a big red-flag to everyone! Even Brambleberry lets the negative reviews on products stand, for the most part that I've seen.
  14. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    Well, you're right. I needn't make such a big deal about it and honestly, TheGecko is right.... It was Royalty Soaps who mislabeled.... *shrugs*
  15. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    @TheGecko Is it kosher to tell?
  16. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    @dibbles I thought so too! :)
  17. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    So, I actually *did* write a testimonial and for whatever reason - that got their attention. They've refunded my money. Oh, they also stated the web site was correct, but no explanation for why the jar of lotion was not correct. *shrugs*
  18. Deborah Long

    Trying to understood Lye water master batching

    I live in Phoenix, also, and I never store my masterbatched lye in the garage - way to hot! Especially THIS summer where the temps were so far over 100! Too much evaporation and heat.
  19. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    @dibbles Great idea! I can try that avenue and see if something happens. I don't want to be mean, but - the difference between the website and the label is like night and day! I will try that! Thanks!
  20. Deborah Long

    Fit of conscience

    Unfortunately, there is no way to leave a review. The "Testimonial" page on the website is monitored, so of course, there is nothing negative there at all...
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