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Hey everybody, friend was over the other day... And I made soap for her.

Balm of Gilead soap.
With cottonwood bud infused olive oil,
rice bran oil,
palma christi oil,
coconut oil,
Palm oil

Eo copaiba
Eo wintergreen

Rosemary oleo extract.

It was my fist soapy thing since November 13
 

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nope never did that. never swore never even gave anything a particually bad review worse thing i said was delivery was slow but other people had commented on that on the same product. Wait does it count if you say i bought this and other products from the seller then near enough copy and pasted the revuew to the other stuff. given its the same seller didnt see why that would be an issue though. Diesnt really matter anyways only thing i will buy on there now are silicone molds for soaps and candle wax dye and thats only because its half the price it is from the sellers actual website so i refuse to pay more when its coming from the same place amazon dont even stock and send it.

Done my experimenting for the night. generally happy and not surprised with the results. Its easy to see whats accelerated it was only 2 ladels full of thin trace batter so clearly some big time accelerated trace coffee one was by far the worse one
I noticed a lot if that sort of stuff come from China and amazn is just used as kinda "portal" to capture sellers who dont want to risk buying directly from
Say AliExpress.com . I'm gonna get the same wait any way.. I would hope that Amazon would realize that customer review is essential component of how legit a sellers reputation is.... I would have hoped they show more common sense.
 

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I noticed a lot if that sort of stuff come from China and amazn is just used as kinda "portal" to capture sellers who dont want to risk buying directly from
Say AliExpress.com . I'm gonna get the same wait any way.. I would hope that Amazon would realize that customer review is essential component of how legit a sellers reputation is.... I would have hoped they show more common sense.
They are well known for tax dodging in the uk so not much they do surprises me typical ruthless massive corperation. Certainly big companies like that dont make the money they do by using common sense at every stage its probably not even reviewed by a human it will be automated to detect certain things in a review maybe then some idiot clicks the ban button. Yes most do come from china which i admit im not overly keen on because of the travel ect that it takes to get to me but they are cheap and the chances are even if i buy something like that from an english seller its quite likely its probably orginated in somewhere other than the uk so makes little difference really
 

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Hey everybody, friend was over the other day... And I made soap for her.

Balm of Gilead soap.
With cottonwood bud infused olive oil,
rice bran oil,
palma christi oil,
coconut oil,
Palm oil

Eo copaiba
Eo wintergreen

Rosemary oleo extract.

It was my fist soapy thing since November 13
What would cottonwood bud infused oil bring to the mix, ward? I'm fascinated.
 

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What would cottonwood bud infused oil bring to the mix, ward? I'm fascinated.
Well in soap, I can't claim Any of the amazing wonderful, enticing properties off cottonwood bud infused oil. Beside the mild wintergreen & root beer smell.

Balm of Gilead (beeswax & infused cottonwood bud oil) is:

Quoted from https://learningherbs.com/remedies-recipes/balm-of-gilead/

"Well, besides smelling WONDERFUL (you need not add any other scents to your salves or oils when using cottonwood), you would use your oil/salve as an anti-inflammatory (it cools things down), antimicrobial (it kills really little things that can infect you), and it’s analgesic (calms the pain). It’s incredibly healing. It stimulates skin proliferation and more"

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I am back to my home state for Christmas. As we walked the "old" mall today, I discovered a Lush store! What else could I do? I went in to have a look around, but had to leave right away or risk getting a migraine! It was as if they were pumping extra fragrance in through the vents. I was most curious about their scents, but I couldn't smell any one thing over all the others. That's the soapiest thing I've done for the past three weeks!
 

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Well in soap, I can't claim Any of the amazing wonderful, enticing properties off cottonwood bud infused oil. Beside the mild wintergreen & root beer smell.

Balm of Gilead (beeswax & infused cottonwood bud oil) is:

Quoted from https://learningherbs.com/remedies-recipes/balm-of-gilead/

"Well, besides smelling WONDERFUL (you need not add any other scents to your salves or oils when using cottonwood), you would use your oil/salve as an anti-inflammatory (it cools things down), antimicrobial (it kills really little things that can infect you), and it’s analgesic (calms the pain). It’s incredibly healing. It stimulates skin proliferation and more"

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I like the look of the ones in front - how did you get that beautiful colour?
 

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how do you know her pic is a drawing? she could be a 50 stone heffer and i think moose are absolutly stunning animals.

Thst sounds like an awesome trip have you been to niagra falls. ill try dig some these photos out and send them to you @Misschief

iv decoded its goung to be a week of experiments testing a recording all fo and eo into naughty and well behaved categories so i know what im working with in future not sure why its taken this long to do this. just waiting on my lye to cool down
Moose:
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Me:
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Your call!

NB: That was my favourite book when I was a child.
 

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Switched up my soap storing system last night. I ordered baseball card boxes and they came in yesterday, so I moved the soaps from totes into their own nicely labeled boxes on the shelf. I was happy with my math skills because I did manage to get a correctly sized box that will hold 9 bars of soap (a 2lb batch for me) and fit into the plastic totes so when I have to pack for a show it's as easy as dropping the cardboard box into the plastic tote. Eh, we'll see how it actually works out.
 

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Switched up my soap storing system last night. I ordered baseball card boxes and they came in yesterday, so I moved the soaps from totes into their own nicely labeled boxes on the shelf. I was happy with my math skills because I did manage to get a correctly sized box that will hold 9 bars of soap (a 2lb batch for me) and fit into the plastic totes so when I have to pack for a show it's as easy as dropping the cardboard box into the plastic tote. Eh, we'll see how it actually works out.
I love the baseball card boxes. That's what I use after cure if shelves full and to transport to my shows. Easy to label with sticky notes what's in each box.
 
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Tonight the experiments continue mwwwhhhhaahahahahaha i feel like a mad scientist. Got another 5 fo and eo to test in a small batch.

Just waiting to get an answer about if i have to pay the small fortune to make myself well then going in the gym food then experiments commence. I ordered another silicone mold for my smaller soaps last nights tests have made me realise i can use some the naughty fo but will always be a failed batch if i try to use a bigger mold with them so will keep them to one side if i want to use a naughty fo.

This is what I use from ikea....stackable and a good price at 5.99.

https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/10292357/
Thats looks like what @Pepsiandjac saud she used to make a slab mold!
 
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Looks awesome!!! That sounds bout right for the charcoal. Of the soap I’ve given as gifts - charcoal and Ginger/lime have been the favorites.

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Here is the soap I’ve made the past few days! I think I have a problem. Over 90 bars....I don’t have that many friends! I’m over 300 bars at this point!

Don’t judge my messy work area....it’s part of my process (wink)
 
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Thanks @Misschief. I did a lot of research on SMF and YouTube before tackling that one. My FOs were black currant absinthe in the black part, and Anjou pear, cotton candy, and may Chang in the white. It all smells very fruity/sweet.
Can’t wait to see the cut!
 

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