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  1. SudsyFox

    Palm oil alternatives to this recipe?

    That's interesting, and good to know. I probably won't use that much % shea butter anyway as it's on the more expensive side for me. I don't have any particular qualms about palm oil myself because I do have a sustainably sourced brand (supposedly) but some people in my circles have raised...
  2. SudsyFox

    Palm oil alternatives to this recipe?

    Thanks all! Really good info here. I wouldn't be adverse to trying lard myself, but hearing the people I sell it to say "I'm glad you don't use animal products!" really makes me hesitant that using it would put people off! Soy wax is an interesting idea. Is that the same as is used for candles...
  3. SudsyFox

    Palm oil alternatives to this recipe?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about making my favourite recipe palm-free. I got this recipe from Voyageur's website (link here) way back when I first started making soap and it's served me well! It's a nice hard bar with lovely soft lather and feels pretty moisturizing overall. I'm wondering what I...
  4. SudsyFox

    Useage rates for EOs vs FOs

    Thank you, that is very helpful! I didn't know about that site :)
  5. SudsyFox

    Useage rates for EOs vs FOs

    Hi guys, I hope this is in the right place... I'm not a complete newbie but I feel like this is kind of a beginner question (one that I've just avoided figuring out completely perhaps)! I'm trying to figure out usage rates for a bunch of different essential oils and fragrance oils (all from...
  6. SudsyFox

    How to convert liquid oil mililitres (measure) to grams (weight)?

    Mind=blown. I can't believe I never knew this. It explains so much! Thank you!
  7. SudsyFox

    How to convert liquid oil mililitres (measure) to grams (weight)?

    I see. So water's density is the value that everything else is based off, or 1.0?
  8. SudsyFox

    How to convert liquid oil mililitres (measure) to grams (weight)?

    Excellent, thanks very much :) This is very helpful!
  9. SudsyFox

    How to convert liquid oil mililitres (measure) to grams (weight)?

    Thank you so much! Is this the same for all oils? Where did you find this information?
  10. SudsyFox

    How to convert liquid oil mililitres (measure) to grams (weight)?

    Hi all, please bear with me as I ask some really silly questions that probably have very obvious answers... I'm trying to figure out how much of each oil I need to buy for my holiday soaps and I've run into conversion problems. All my recipes list the oils in weight -- in grams -- and this is...
  11. SudsyFox

    CP Soap Recipe w/ Shea Butter -- What do you think?

    Thanks for the tip.I never tried using lard... I'm worried that the people around here wouldn't like that it's not vegan (there are a lot of hippies and vegan types where I live)!
  12. SudsyFox

    CP Soap Recipe w/ Shea Butter -- What do you think?

    Thank you so much! This is definitely the hardest part for me (the math and calculations and stuff) so this is very helpful. Oh yes, and I am indeed using high oleic sunflower oil. :)
  13. SudsyFox

    CP Soap Recipe w/ Shea Butter -- What do you think?

    Hi all, So I've been using this recipe pretty consistently ever since I started soaping. I got it off the website of my main supplier (Voyageur Soap & Candle). Just wondering what your opinions are on it? I've always had good results with it, and it seems to produce a nice, hard bar with lots...
  14. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Thanks so much! Soapmaking is what I do when I'm procrastinating on my artwork
  15. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Thank you! It's actually one of my own artworks :)
  16. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Ah, yes, it's not too frequent! I moved here from the mainland about two years ago and it seems even less common here than in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Though last winter and the one before we did get quite a bit. We're totally unprepared for it here so it really snarls up traffic. ;) I...
  17. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Thanks for the welcome! Yes, it's a unique place we have here, for sure. Glad you were able to visit! We don't get a whole lot of snow actually (though it seems to be on the up and up in recent winters) so that's unusual.
  18. SudsyFox

    Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!

    Hi all, just discovered this forum and am happy to see that it's active! I'm a medical lab assistant and artist on the side living on beautiful Vancouver Island, and have also been making soap casually for a couple years. I'd still consider myself a beginner as I haven't experimented very much...
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