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  1. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Non-distillation aromatic oil extraction from fresh ylang ylang flowers with alcohol?

    Hi there, From what I gather, distillation is the most common extraction method for fresh ylang ylang flowers. Unfortunately, I do not have a distillation plant and would rather produce an oil-based product (for an emulsified facial oil cleanser or body oil). If possible, how can I use 96%...
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    My soap smells like rubbing alcohol!

    Hi everyone! So, I'm brand new, and have been making melt and pour for about 2 weeks now. I've made a TON of soap, but I keep running into a problem with my soaps colored with mica or activated charcoal. I'm suspending the mica or charcoal in a small amount of rubbing alcohol so it won't clump...
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    Perfume containing alcohol

    I'm an absolute beginner. I've made my first batch with peppermint oil and as far as I can see everything is OK. I have large quantities of eau de toilette and I'd like to scent coming batches with some of the fragrances. I read a couple of threads on the forum and can see alcohol must be...
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    Melt and Pour Vodka Soap Recipe

    Hello, I'm just getting in to making melt and pour soap. I've made a couple easy batches just adding some essential oils. I would like to start adding some liquor to a couple batches to do some more novelty type soaps. Was wanting to see if anyone had an idea of what kind of ratio to use and...
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    Tequila and Alcohol Soaps

    Hey guys and gals! We've been extremely interested in making a soap with alcohol in it. Here's the thing, I've been doing a lot of research and haven't come up with much luck. I know people make beer soaps. How would I go about making a tequila soap? I was thinking half water half tequila...
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    Soda Ash even after spraying with alcohol

    For month I made my goat milk soap with never a problem with ash. I was covering the top of the mold with saran wrap and letting it gel. No ash but dark soap so I stopped gelling and now I am getting soda ash even when I cover with saran. I switched to generously spritzing with 91% alcohol and...
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