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    Crowd mentality & booth design

    Thanks for the input. The paint is miss mustard seed milk paint. It acts like a stain. It's pretty neat. Thanks everyone for your detailed responses. I am not going to spend more money on this display, so I'll just have to rearrange some. For some reason I can't figure out how to tag people...
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    Crowd mentality & booth design

    Am currently at a festival where most of the crafts are inside a gym, set up in rows. I redesign my booth every year so far, and this year I thought my booth was looking the best I'd ever seen it. Cohesive, bright colors, lots of products, looking like a little shop. And I had good sales the...
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    Honey in soap?

    My dad keeps bees, so I was thinking of adding honey to a shampoo bar. Has anyone tried this? What was the effect? What does honey do for soap? Also may add molasses. Has anyone tried either of these?
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    How do you like my display?

    I like the idea of using my old table cloth as a curtain. And I am all for using different price signs, I just can't figure out how to make them wind-proof as well as high enough to be visible. I like those price signs that sit up high, but I can't find them online.
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    How do you like my display?

    Here are some of the changes I made at my most recent craft show. I really need to work on making the tent space more inviting and "whole" in the future
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    How do you like my display?

    Thanks everyone. Lots of good ideas here. I wish I made lots of money , or is use all the suggestions at once. As it is, I'll have to just do a little here and there. I especially appreciate navigator's comments.
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    How do you like my display?

    I don't have a banner yet. That's another question I had, I dint know where to get one made. Also with the cloth, I can see why I may need a less busy cloth, but I also want to keep some color in my display so it stands out-- especially on dreary days. Sent from my iPad using Soap Making
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    What brand of tent should I get for outdoor shows?

    I currently have a Wenzel tent from amazon, but it leaks when it rains and the sides are a pain to put up and take down. I've looked at the EZ Up tents, but there are so many different kinds within that brand that I have no idea which one would be best. What tents do you all like/use? And where...
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    How do you like my display?

    I've been to a few shows now, mostly outdoors and I'm not making much more than the booth fee in sales. Is there something I can do to make my booth more enticing? Sent from my iPad using Soap Making
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    Charging sales tax in VA

    This summer, VA increased their sales tax to 5.3% . Before this, I had been including sales tax in the price of a bar( $5). It's cutting into my profits more now. I'm wondering if I should start adding on sales tax (so a $5 bar would cost $5.27). How many if you do this already? Also, if I...
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    Storing liquid soap

    Just wondering what you all use to store or sequester your liquid soap after its been diluted. I've been using canning glass jars but I'm running out. Is it safe to use plastic gallon jugs for this purpose or will the soap leech chemicals from the plastic? Any other suggestions? Sent from my...
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    Bulk Apothecary

    Duda diesel sells lye for bio diesel fuel purposes but its the best price I've found for lye. Sent from my ADR6400L using Soap Making mobile app
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    oven finishing with cold process

    So, I got these plastic loaf molds off of someone on eBay. He told me they could be used for oven finishing cold process soaps. The problem is, I don't really know what all that entails or if it makes any difference in the final soap. Does anyone do this? I'm guessing you do a cold process as...
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    Glycerin method cloudiness after cooking

    Thanks guys! I am curious why there isn't that much info out there about this method. Is it harder? More expensive? More dangerous? Since I've never done liquid soap before I'm curious.
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    Glycerin method cloudiness after cooking

    I just got back home from work and now my soap test is clear. It was just sitting in the crock for about 10 hours with no heat. Is this normal? Should I just have left it off the heat to begin with? Now to the dilution I guess...I have to dilute an almost solid chunk of paste. Any suggestions...
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    Glycerin method cloudiness after cooking

    I don't have any Pheno P yet. I've ordered it but I wanted to try without it anyway. I did everything you suggested (dorado) pretty much. I did notice that after I blended until bubbles cAme..I kept going a little while because I thought it would get thicker...but it actually got thinner and it...
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    Glycerin method cloudiness after cooking

    I researched the heck out of this glycerin method before attempting it. I watched what seems to be the inky 2 videos about it on YouTube and I have Failor's book. I tried combining one if Failor's recipes ( percentages only b/c I didn't want to waste that much paste if it went awry) I used...
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    sustainable palm oil

    It's very difficult to find palm oil suppliers that are certified by the RSPO. Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil. Dies anyone know what suppliers out there are certified? Preferrably companies that sell in smaller quantities.
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