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Hi everyone! I'm new in the world of this thing of soaping. I made my first batch 6 days ago using 70% olive oil, 20% coconut oil and 10% castor oil. Added lavender EO too. Unmolded it after 42 hours and was a bit oily but after 1 day it dried up.
I'm very happy with this forum, I'm learning a lot.

Happy soap-making to all!

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Hello and welcome to the addiction.
 

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Congratulations on your first batch and welcome to the forum.:)
 

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Hi! We are neighbours! :) may I ask, where you buy your soap making supplies? Here is difficult to find anything...
Some oils I can find at the supermarket but mostly from online apothecaries. Pigments and FOs are nearly impossible to get here so I plan on buying them when I visit my parents in Germany. HTH
 

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Some oils I can find at the supermarket but mostly from online apothecaries. Pigments and FOs are nearly impossible to get here so I plan on buying them when I visit my parents in Germany. HTH
You are lucky! In western Europe you can find almost everything for reasonable
prices.
 

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Welcome to the forum and the world of soapmaking. Your first soap looks great and you are going to love it.
My hubby's Grandpa was from Romania. Off topic, but do you make Farina soup?
 

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You are lucky! In western Europe you can find almost everything for reasonable
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Some soapers here order their micas and fragrances from Germany. The shipping is expensive but they order together and split it. If they deliver to Serbia they surely will to Romania, too. [emoji4]

You could try ordering from german online shops or even from eBay. I know some Serbian soapers do.
 
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Manske-shop have international shipping that doesn't break the bank, with a decent selection. Vita Von waldehoe is also a top supplier of mine. I'm not affiliated with them, I just just them for most of my supplies
 

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Manske-shop have international shipping that doesn't break the bank, with a decent selection. Vita Von waldehoe is also a top supplier of mine. I'm not affiliated with them, I just just them for most of my supplies
Thanks for the information. Vita Von Waldehoe don't ship to Romania. Manske-shop would be a good source but for an order up to 9 kg the shipping cost is 29€!!! :shock::shock::shock: and only for Romania! For all other EU countries the shipping is 10 euros.
 

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Manske-shop have international shipping that doesn't break the bank, with a decent selection. Vita Von waldehoe is also a top supplier of mine. I'm not affiliated with them, I just just them for most of my supplies
I saw in the Manske shop something like Naturidentische Ätherische Öle. What kind of essential oil is this? What is the difference between these oils and true essential oils? Sorry for bothering you, I don't know German, I'm using Chrome's translator.
 

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Naturidentisch means they are identical to natural oils but are made in a lab. Made using the recipe of natural oils so to speak, so they are synthetic.
So they aren't natural EO's nor fragrance oils, right?
 
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