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  1. Wendy90292

    The "One Recipe" Theory - Question

    I've made about 25 batches over 2 years. I've collected recipes from various books and websites, some by AnnMarie. There are a few I like well enough, although many of them seem to have one problem or another: they distort the mica colors when added; they dissolve too quickly (less than 2...
  2. C

    Favorite liquid soap vanished overnight

    I've been using a liquid soap for showers/face formulated for extremely sensitive skin. The soapmaker has disappeared. I want to make something that's as much like the original as possible. I'm not going to be selling it. So I have no idea what amounts to use when a quart would last me for a...
  3. E

    Help with solid conditioner bar, please

    Hi all, Brand new to this, so please bear with me :) I want to make a solid conditioner bar using this recipe from https://herpackinglist.com/2014/07/diy-solid-conditioner/ : Basic recipe 30% (15g) cocoa butter (Amazon) 30% (15g) incroquat* (behentrimonium chloride) (Amazon) 20% (10g) cetyl...
  4. W

    In search of “X” factor in men’s scent...

    Hi all, Came here for input. I was inspired by 2 commercial fragrances (I know) - Terre by Hermès and Bois Classic 1920 - and decided to make a new woody, Bois style EO blend. Been playing with wood and citrus EOs, trying and succeeding in getting some beautiful earthy, smoky, musky, even...
  5. Desirae

    Calamine lotion, can it be used in cp

    So really I have 2 questions but didn't want to bog the forum with 1 question after another, 1st one is easy for all you experts, 1.)can I use one of the food hydrater to help cure my soap faster, or put a family in the closet I use to put my soap in, the idea of curing is to basically dry...
  6. F

    Another hobby!

    My son's friends refer to me as The Renaissance Man. Have made wine and brewed beer, built a still and a pico brewery. Built fly fishing rods and tied flies. Built a coffee roaster and blended coffee. Nothing special about any of this, except I like knowing how things have been done before...
  7. S

    Magnesium stearate (lip balm) separation anxiety

    Is anyone out there working with magnesium stearate in lip balms or other products? I ask because my balms are behaving rather strangely. I've been working on a tinted lip balm. My balm base is satisfactory to me, (although it could be a little firmer, possibly). My main concern was color...
  8. NaturallyYou

    Looking for ideas...

    I tried to find a good recipe for my 1lb mold - and have a few ideas but was wondering if anyone is willing to share their percentages? I have coconut oil, castor oil, and almond oil to use... Any suggestions? Should I add in a different type of oil or take out any? This is my first time...
  9. R

    Castile project - pomace or EVO and Castor for SF?

    I'd like to make an authentic castile and would really like it to be "authentic" but I would also like the lather from some castor oil and if I'm SF'ing (or lye discount by 5%), then is the 5% castor actually making it not fully castile soap? here is a print out of the 4 different recipes...
  10. H

    First Time Soap Recipes? (CP)

    I was looking on THIS site and found this recipe: Castor oil 2 ounces Cocoa butter 4 ounces Coconut Oil 4 ounces Olive oil 12 ounces Palm oil 10 ounces lye 4.3 ounces...
  11. C

    Beginners Recipe

    Hi all. I am new to soap making and hope some of you all could be kind and share a recipe or two. I made my first batch with Shea butter, coconut oil and allow oil. It is still soft and malleable (I made it over 4 weeks ago). It was suppose to be Xmas gifts so when I handed it out I just told...
  12. Mommysoaper

    Frustrated, please help!

    I hope I can get some help here. I have been working on LS for what feels like forever. I have a few recipes that I can get nice and clear after dilution. I did have issues with clouding after adding EOs and FOs but after using a little bit of Polysorbate 80 after dilution and after scenting...
  13. D

    Desperately need help with my candles

    I'm trying to start a project with my mother-in-law so we can sell various things such as jewelry, unique painted picture frames and of course wax candles. Here's my problem... We are using 2 different kinds of wax. Paraffin and cream waxes. We are having great success with the cream wax but...
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