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  1. Juggsy

    Where to Find Ingredients (Australia)

    It's hard finding where to buy supplies especially if starting out, and because most forums and groups are based in the USA, it's truly hard to find out where to buy things. I've been building my own list - I thought I would share it. If it's the wrong section please tell me. I've tried to be...
  2. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Lauric acid in lye soap

    Would be happy to hear your opinions and experiences re adding pure lauric acid powder to baseoils in your soaping. My non-expert Google research suggests it can boost bubbles, cleansing and hardness properties of a bar. When I looked at its profile in soapcalc (by entering it as 100% of base...
  3. Skylantern

    FO Winners & Losers

    I'm testing FOs from a batch of tarts I made over the holiday and have come across some absolute gems. Our extended families prefer wax melts to wicked candles so these are what have come out as good performers for me, but as always YMMV. I'll update as I continue to test. I hope this helps...
  4. N

    Hello from Virginia - And a question about the hobby and plastic

    Hi there! I've been interested in soap making for a few years now but never really had the time or space to really go all in. Now that I've finished grad school and am in a much more financially stable place, I'd really like to give the hobby a try (and not just soap but some cosmetics/skincare...
  5. S

    Oil suppliers

    Hi! So I found a couple websites where the oils I need are sold, but I’m not really sure I can buy them to use them to formulate my product. I feel I’m kind of cheating mixing them to create something of my own. I also contacted the suppliers, but, in the meantime I need your opinions. What do...
  6. cmzaha

    Olive Oil Tariff

    This is an email I received from Cibaria (my oil supplier) this morning. There is a link to the letter below that you can read. It looks like one just needs to give Cibaria your Business Name From: Cibaria Int'l, Customer Service <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019...
  7. C

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Soapers

    Hello, I'm new here on the forum and to soaping. I was hoping that I could pick some local soapers brains about suppliers, markets, etc. I've been making soaps now for about 5-6 weeks and I've been researching suppliers within Australia. I've had quite a few problems which I hope are one offs...
  8. MatthewDM

    Raw goats milk

    Anyone know a good place to purchase raw goats milk in southern ca or online?
  9. Stacy

    Opinions on Canadian Suppliers

    Thanks to anyone who reads, whether you're able to offer an opinion or not. It may be a little long as I have background and a couple of questions. If you’re not interested in the specifics, please scroll down to the TL;DR section! First off, I have already read a few posts regarding Saffire...
  10. T

    Bulk oil supplier in the UK???

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post :p I've been soaping for 2 years and keep buying 1kg tub of coconut and palm oils form a supplier. Recently I realized the price was actually very expensive :? (both around £8 for 1kg tub). Now I'm considering to buy in bulk but couldn't...
  11. Kesten

    Sourcing equipment

    I am one of those folks that started thinking about making soap 30 seconds ago - well perhaps more like 30 days ago. I live in Regina and I am having trouble finding "storefront" locations where I can buy the basic soap making equipment - does anyone have any suggestions in Saskatchewan or...
  12. M

    Looking for good affordable colors.

    Was wondering if any of you know of any good sites where I can find affordable colors for soaps. Or any sellers on etsy you recommend?
  13. P

    Looking for a supplier

    I am looking for a supplier for organic oat oil, preferably in the USA. Anyone with information, please let me know! Thanks in advance.
  14. Mommysoaper

    Bottle help please

    Not sure if this is the best spot for this, but was wondering if anyone had suggestions for bottle suppliers? I would like to package body wash and hand lotion with hopefully coordinating bottles. I like the idea of Malibu bottles for lotion and a regular round/oval bottle with pump maybe for...