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  1. msuver

    Using old fragrance oils?

    Does anyone have experience using "old" fragrance oils? I have taken a 1.5 year hiatus from soap making. Obviously my soaping oils are all off and need to be replaced, but I'd hate to lose my extensive collection of fragrance oils! I need to do a full inventory and check their expiration dates...
  2. U

    Are the ingredients still good to use?

    Hello! This is my first post on this forum. I had gotten into soap making a while ago but then I had to stop because of the time constraint and limited space. I kept all the butters/oils and the lye. I know it’s been at least a year since I ordered all the ingredients that I kept. Are the...
  3. J

    Expired Olive Pomace Oil

    Hi everyone So my olive pomace oil wil expire on march, and due to some reasons, I will only probably be able to soap at the end of march or early april. Do you guys think I can still use it or it will have effects already? I cant say if the smell will be rancid already since basically its not...
  4. P

    Calculating expiration on soap

    Hi All, I am a newbie in soap making (been trying some CP and HP) and now wondering on what date should I put on the soap for expire date. Because I sometimes try to make soap with fresh ingredients such as fruits and spices. I read that the rule of thumb is a year for CP, is this...
  5. W

    Use by symbol?

    Who is allowed to use that "use by" symbol? You know, the one with the open container and inside it says something like: 6M (6 months), 12M, 24M, etc. Often you'll see it on cosmetics. Where does one get the little symbol to put on something like their lotion? Are we small business owners...