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Hi everyone, Rachel here from California. I am new to soapmaking. I have been stalking this forum for months, so I mine as well introduce myself and say hi.
Made my first batch of Castile soap a few months ago. Since I had olive oil at home. I will be making my first purchase of oils this weekend! Eek, I'm so excited.!! Love learning from this forum and excited to share my journey!
Rachel
 

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Hi Rachel, I'm in Cali too. Welcome to the soap making world!
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Hey and welcome! You do know that 100% Olive Oil(Castille) soap takes 6-12 months to cure for testing, right? I would think about making a Bastille soap that has more than OO in it, so you can test it after a 4-6 week cure if I were you.
 

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Welcome! Yeah see if you can get some coconut oil, castor oil and lard at your local markets - those with olive oil are all you really need :)

Are you in So Cal? There are some fun soap making meetups in Long Beach - Clicky. I have to miss the latest liquid one - signed up too late :( But he did add a beginners section on color and scent!! The FO's he is using from that class are from Not_Ally and JBlarney :D
 

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Welcome Rachel! Fellow Cali here too. I find a lot of local resources here, and our fellow Cali soapers rock on this board, you are in good company.
 

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Hi Rachel another Ca soaper here too! I think there are quite a few of us! If you are near a Smart & Final they have great prices on Lard, Tallow & Palm, but you may not use any of those. They come in 50lb. blocks, which sounds like a Hugh amount, but believe me you will find a way to use that amount if it is part of your recipe.
 

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Hi Rachel!

Welcome, I am also a Cali soaper. In the L.A. area. I lurked for a bit myself but I'm really glad I registered. This is an amazing soaper community!:grin:

I just joined the Meetup that happens in Long Beach and am looking forward to learning as much as I can.
 

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Hey and welcome! You do know that 100% Olive Oil(Castille) soap takes 6-12 months to cure for testing, right? I would think about making a Bastille soap that has more than OO in it, so you can test it after a 4-6 week cure if I were you.

Yes, thank you Susie. I know I need to wait till January to see if they are ready. But finally got other oils on hand now.
 

ohwell_3Ts

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Thank you everyone for the warm hellos. I live in nor cal, otherwise I would love to go to meet-ups.
I have a local lady who I ended up buying my oils from and went with new direction for my EO's. I am sticking with all natural soap.
And a side note, I am using the soap making forum app in my phone, so still learning how to work everything.
 
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