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  1. scrubadubdub

    My first two 'tragedies' both in the same batch!

    Crossing my fingers for you! I actually didnt know that sox wax was used in soap; I thought it was for candles, but I see that soy wax can be used in soaps to soften skin. Interesting!
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    If you met someone who said they made soap…?

    I agree - that would be aggravating - especially at a market or an event. However...when I met the soapmaker I’m planning to have lunch with, I realized that I had never bought a handmade bar of soap from someone else, nor had I ever even tried another soap makers soap before. I genuinely wanted...
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    Trade: Slab Mold for Tall & Skinny Northern Maryland / South Pennsylvania Area

    DISCLAIMER: SMF is not responsible for any sale, trade, co-op, pre-buy, fast buy, garage sale, ad or other transactions between members. All parties enter into transactions at their own will/risk. I have a 9 bar birch wood slab mold with silicone liner and plastic dividers from Brambleberry...
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    If you met someone who said they made soap…?

    Maybe visit a local farmers market and try talking to a soap maker there. I went to a market on a whim and met a really nice soapmaker. We are planning to do lunch and talk soap stuff soon.
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    If you met someone who said they made soap…?

    New and inexperienced, as well as MP-only soapers are mostly clueless about the role that lye plays in soapmaking. Most people hear lye and they immediatly think danger - dont go near it. When I tell my friends and family that I use lye to make soap, they are so surprised. Honestly, I had to...
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    If you met someone who said they made soap…?

    I met a soaper that was only 1 year into the game (I've been making soap for 4 years) and she has a full-fledged business. Even though Ive been making soap a lot longer, I admired her entrepreneurial and go-getter spirit. 4 years in and I am just now building my business. I have learned not to...
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    Wegman's Freezer Paper - 4 for $1.00

    Aww, Im sorry Peachy!!:(
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    Wegman's Freezer Paper - 4 for $1.00

    Wegmans has 75 sq ft freezer paper for 25 cents!! I couldn't believe it. The sale says its good thru 7/3/21. Hopefully, some of you can take advantage of this excellent deal, too!
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    White chunks in Hot Process soap?

    Thank you all for your responses! It must be cooked soap from the edges. There was a film of soap around the edge that I was scraping at - I didn't realize it would look like that in my soap! Lol. How do you all that do HP soap make sure no lye remains and that it is good to use right away? Ive...
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    White chunks in Hot Process soap?

    Hello all! I completed my first batch of Hot Process soap today. The soap seemed to reach all 3 phases. Towards the end, it started to get really thick, I stirred in the yogurt and the FO which actually helped thin it out some. Now that I have cut it, I see large white chunks. What could they...
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    The joy of soap mold lining...NOT!

    Thank you SO much for such a great video!! Now I can say goodby to rounded corners.
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    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Ugh...I made a big mistake putting FO in a plastic (Solo) cup o_O I know better...I really do. I even have a special glass measuring cup for the sole purpose of measuring my FOs...smh. Needless to say, it melted through the bottom and now my house smells nauseatingly like Barber Shoppe FO. It...
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    Custom Order Soap Favors - M&P or CP??

    I totally agree- I wouldn’t put the burden of waiting the cure time on the purchaser because I know how impatient I can be, and I certainly wouldn’t want to deal with liability issues. Soaping is an expensive hobby; I have invested quite a bit and didn’t have intentions on selling my creations...
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    Custom Order Soap Favors - M&P or CP??

    Hello all! I have been soaping for several years and have finally decided to sell my soaps. I am already selling individual bars of CP soaps. I would like to expand my business and start producing wedding/bridal/baby shower/party favor soaps. For those of you selling soap favors, are you all...
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    Giving it a unique name and saying compare to sounds like a good way to help customers find what they like, like you said. I just wonder if it would cause any issues when selling online. I think that Amazon has rules against that. I suppose I could try a few different ways to find out what...
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    Oh nice! I like those ideas. Do you also put the fragrance notes on the package to give people and idea of its scent?
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    I hear you. O think it’s probably best to play it safe too. Do you find that people typically recognize the scents and if they do, do you say that it is similar?
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    Dupe Type Fragrances: Mention the "Compare to..." or No?

    So...I am ready to begin selling my soaps. One of my biggest challenges so far is what to name my soaps. I am a fan of "type" or "compare to" fragrances for my soaps. What I want to know is, how do most of you handle this? Do you put on your label "Compare to < fragrance> from <brand>" and name...
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