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  1. MatthewDM

    Which pure Vitamin E do you use?

    Which brand Vitamin E do you use?
  2. MatthewDM

    Best place to buy lye in bulk

    Where is the best place online to buy lye in bulk?
  3. MatthewDM

    Pomace vs. Grade A vs. Virgin

    Which olive oil do you use for your soaps? And why? What differences do you realize in the final product?
  4. MatthewDM

    Soap packaging recycled stock paper

    perfect thanks!
  5. MatthewDM

    Soap packaging recycled stock paper

    Hi! I like my packaging design but want to use recycled stock paper that is the same color that I have now (link below). Anyone know of a good online vendor for recycled stock paper? www.thedrunkengoat.etsy.com
  6. MatthewDM

    Soybean oil substitute

    What is a good soybean oil substitute?
  7. MatthewDM

    Adding Sugar for Lather

    I heard that adding sugar to the liquid mixture before adding the lye is a good way of increasing bubble in the lather. My question is, what type of sugar can be used? Can raw cane sugar be used?
  8. MatthewDM

    Shampoo Bar Soap Oils

    Awesome!!! thanks!!!!!
  9. MatthewDM

    Oil/lye mixture temperature

    Why is it important that before you mix the lye/liquid mixture with the oils that they be within 10 degrees of each other?
  10. MatthewDM

    Shampoo Bar Soap Oils

    Other than jojoba oil, what specialty oils and/or additives do you put in your shampoo bar soaps? Any other recommendations for making an awesome shampoo bar soap? :-o
  11. MatthewDM

    Palm Kernel Flakes vs. Palm Kernel Oil

    Wholesales Supplies Plus sells Palm Kernel Flakes but not Palm Kernel Oil. Is there any difference?
  12. MatthewDM

    Best type of tallow

    Which is the best type of tallow to use for soap?
  13. MatthewDM

    Any negatives of placing soap in freezer?

    Anyone else experience this?
  14. MatthewDM

    Any negatives of placing soap in freezer?

    Hi! My goat's milk and beer soap has been partially gelling so I started placing it in the freezer over night then in the fridge for 24 hours. This did the trick of preventing partial mold but I am curious if there are any negative consequences to the soap of doing this?
  15. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    Thanks so much!!!
  16. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    Good call! Thanks!
  17. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    I only let it cure for 18 days... I am starting to think after seeing peoples responses that this could be the culprit.
  18. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    Oh and, I did not use any colorants, fragrances or EO.
  19. MatthewDM

    Ugh, my soap is drying out my skin

    1. I superfat with 3% shea butter at light trace 2. I use goat's milk instead of water 3. Before soap I used old spice body wash 4. My skin actually feels fine, not irritated at all but is ashy after I dry off after the shower 5. it cured for about 18 days before I used it
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