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I will send you one when it hardens up a bit, if you don't mind letting it cure lol. It is a bit perfumey, not a guy smell at all. It is hard to describe. Its nice, but I don't know how much I really like it. I keep going back to a batch I made last week to keep smelling it and I just can't figure it out. I expected something more tropical, which everybody in the reviews says it is, I don't get tropical from it.

And it reversed the trace. I had my whole thing to thin trace first, then separated into my containers. Added FO into the colored batters first and it became very liquid, meanwhile the batter with the td was setting up. I fixed that with adding the fo to that batter. Everything was fine. I just never worked with a fragrance that did that, so it was unexpected. Much nicer than all the ricing I have been experiencing lately LOL.
That would be awesome! I’ve had a couple FOs slow trace. Can’t think of which ones off the top of my head but it can be nice! I try and add the TD last if I can because it does set up faster than the others once added.
 

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So I finally made my shampoo bars.. I kinda procrastinated yesterday by cleaning off my sewing table and finishing up some masks I had sitting around. Then because I had some new material made some new masks for work...Now I have about 50 masks laying about that I need to figure out what to do with.

I’m glad I bought the recipe from DIY Bath & Body shop! Great directions! Not as hard as I was anticipating. Can’t wait to use them!!!! Made one big one and the rest small 50 grams to share for feedback. Lol! I don’t know if my friends and family hate me or love me for using them as test subjects!?!?
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I’m glad I bought the recipe from DIY Bath & Body shop! Great directions! Not as hard as I was anticipating. Can’t wait to use them!!!! Made one big one and the rest small 50 grams to share for feedback. Lol! I don’t know if my friends and family hate me or love me for using them as test subjects!?!?
I'm curious. Did you make a lye-based shampoo bar or a syhdet?
Is this the method you used?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6yDltk5Ro&feature=emb_logo
They look very appealing, especially the small 50g ones. They are cute and I bet they fit the hand perfectly!
I'm sure your friends and family love testing your products. Mine did. I called them my "guinea persons". 😁
 

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So I finally made my shampoo bars.. I kinda procrastinated yesterday by cleaning off my sewing table and finishing up some masks I had sitting around. Then because I had some new material made some new masks for work...Now I have about 50 masks laying about that I need to figure out what to do with.

I’m glad I bought the recipe from DIY Bath & Body shop! Great directions! Not as hard as I was anticipating. Can’t wait to use them!!!! Made one big one and the rest small 50 grams to share for feedback. Lol! I don’t know if my friends and family hate me or love me for using them as test subjects!?!?
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I've been thinking about purchasing this recipe, but I'm not sure where to get all the ingredients. Where did you order from?
 

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I'm curious. Did you make a lye-based shampoo bar or a syhdet?
Is this the method you used?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J6yDltk5Ro&feature=emb_logo
They look very appealing, especially the small 50g ones. They are cute and I bet they fit the hand perfectly!
I'm sure your friends and family love testing your products. Mine did. I called them my "guinea persons". 😁
It's a syndet recipe. I've been using it (the DIY Bath & Body recipe) for over two years now and my hair and scalp have never felt better. And to answer your question about the video, yes, that's the method. That was posted by one of the members of the DIY Bath & Body group on Facebook.

It's an easy recipe to tweak as desired, too. For instance, I just made a small batch geared to my husband. He has dry, itchy scalp and the recipe as is just doesn't work well for him overtime. In his case, I added some extracts and eos that help with itchy scalp.

My avatar is a pic I took to show the ladies in the FB group how healthy my hair is; that was last summer; when I asked my hairdresser about my hair and scalp, she told me my hair is fine but I have a lot of it and it's very healthy and my scalp lookss clear and healthy as well. I won't use anything else on my hair now.

I've been thinking about purchasing this recipe, but I'm not sure where to get all the ingredients. Where did you order from?
She does include a list of suppliers in the recipe. The ingredients aren't difficult to find. Ingredients required are: SCI noodles or powder, SLSa, BTMS 25 or 50, Cetyl Alcohol, Coca Betaine, Hydrolized protein (silk, wheat, or oat), Panthenol or Glycerine, fragrance, and preservative.

I'm in Canada and I can get everything I need for these through Candora, Windy Point, and Voyageur.
 

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Where did you order from?
Lol... I bought the shampoo & conditioner bar recipe... and because there is a discount on 3 recipes I bought the deodorant. So while searching... she does link websites... and after creating a spreadsheet... I ended up ordering from:

WSP Wholesale Soap Making Supplies and Handmade Cosmetic Supplies - WholesaleSuppliesPlus
Nature’s Garden Natures Garden Wholesale Candle & Soap Making Supplies-Fragrance Oils
And Lotion Crafter Lotioncrafter

You’ll not find everything you need on one site and my spreadsheet helped me find the least expensive and the amount I needed. And FYI... I placed all my orders on the 1st.. NG and Lotion Crafter both arrived on the 7th. WSP didn’t arrive until the 13th. Good luck!

Did you make a lye-based shampoo bar or a syhdet?
It’s a syndet bar! Which is why I procrastinated.... something new and scary! Lol!
 
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It's been an adventurous soaping day for me! I'm about ready to say goodbye to cylindar molds. I started out with a pringles can but not enough forsite on my part (I didn't secure the bottom) and it fell out leaving me with quite a mess. So then I got a pvc pipe which is certainly better but it was black and very hard to see what you're doing (if doing the pinwheel, etc) - I don't like lining them and unlined, I don't have room in my freezer and securing the bottom was a pain as well.
So I bit the bullet and got a silicone cylindar - again, no forsight on my part (did I say I'm not very good at looking ahead? Well things were going swimmingly until I was 3/4 full and the seem came apart at the bottom! Uuuggghhhh! I taped the mold, put elastics around it and findally used those big binder clips at the top and bottom.
Maybe I expect too much, but you'd think they'd make these secure enough or at least provide a warning to add further security!
What do you guys do? Did you just automaticallty add more security or do you not have that issue?
Thanks for listening! 🥵😭🤬😨
 

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I started out with a pringles can but not enough forsite on my part (I didn't secure the bottom) and it fell out leaving me with quite a mess.
I've always used a Pringle can for my round soaps. I cut the bottom off & I do line them with freezer paper and cut a little square of freezer paper to put on the bottom (actually the top of the can) and put the plastic lid that came with it over that, the paper overlap makes it more secure. I've never had one leak too badly and definitely never fall out!
 

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I have a mini-cylinder silicone mold. I use several binder clips on the bottom and sides and have not had any leakage.
 

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I've been thinking about purchasing this recipe, but I'm not sure where to get all the ingredients. Where did you order from?
I purchased the same recipe and got most of my ingredients from either SaveOnCitric (aka ChemistryConnection) or Making Cosmetics. I also had some on hand from a previous order from Voyageur.

It takes a lot to compare ingredient cost and shipping prices, since shipping on one item alone can be ridiculous, but then much more reasonable if more items are added. So although the list price of one item might be higher on one site than another, the true cost with shipping included might be lower, depending on what else is in the order.

I'm happy with all three of those vendors and find their processing times to be more reasonable than WSP or BB.

Maybe I expect too much, but you'd think they'd make these secure enough or at least provide a warning to add further security!
What do you guys do? Did you just automatically add more security or do you not have that issue?
Thanks for listening! 🥵😭🤬😨
I'm still using PVC molds; I use the tester end caps from the plumbing section. They were more expensive than the PVC pipe itself, but they are very tight and don't leak at all. I did have my husband cut the pipes down from the original 18" (what was I thinking??). Now two of them are 12", and two of them are 6". Makes it easier to fit into the freezer so no lining is needed. But if you don't want to freeze them, you can also use Teflon oven liner sheets or dollar store plastic cutting mats to line them if you want. Cut once to size, and you have a permanent, washable liner! Tasha Bird gave the excellent suggestion to use a headlamp to be able to see inside while pouring, too.
 

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I purchased the same recipe and got most of my ingredients from either SaveOnCitric (aka ChemistryConnection) or Making Cosmetics. I also had some on hand from a previous order from Voyageur.

It takes a lot to compare ingredient cost and shipping prices, since shipping on one item alone can be ridiculous, but then much more reasonable if more items are added. So although the list price of one item might be higher on one site than another, the true cost with shipping included might be lower, depending on what else is in the order.

I'm happy with all three of those vendors and find their processing times to be more reasonable than WSP or BB.


I'm still using PVC molds; I use the tester end caps from the plumbing section. They were more expensive than the PVC pipe itself, but they are very tight and don't leak at all. I did have my husband cut the pipes down from the original 18" (what was I thinking??). Now two of them are 12", and two of them are 6". Makes it easier to fit into the freezer so no lining is needed. But if you don't want to freeze them, you can also use Teflon oven liner sheets or dollar store plastic cutting mats to line them if you want. Cut once to size, and you have a permanent, washable liner! Tasha Bird gave the excellent suggestion to use a headlamp to be able to see inside while pouring, too.
I had caps for the pvc pipe but the bottom bowed out as the cap wasn't flush so it was just another task to get ready. Anyway, love the idea of the tefdlon oven liners - and I actually have a spare one here. Thanks!

I have a mini-cylinder silicone mold. I use several binder clips on the bottom and sides and have not had any leakage.
I'm going to buy some bigger binder clips... I have some that will go on it but if they slip (and one did), it's like a projectile! Some good suggestions. Guess I will try it one more time! sigh

I've always used a Pringle can for my round soaps. I cut the bottom off & I do line them with freezer paper and cut a little square of freezer paper to put on the bottom (actually the top of the can) and put the plastic lid that came with it over that, the paper overlap makes it more secure. I've never had one leak too badly and definitely never fall out!
I'm the type of person that 'if it can go wrong, it will'! Lesson learned though - bigtime! 😂
 

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So I finally made my shampoo bars.. I kinda procrastinated yesterday by cleaning off my sewing table and finishing up some masks I had sitting around. Then because I had some new material made some new masks for work...Now I have about 50 masks laying about that I need to figure out what to do with.

I’m glad I bought the recipe from DIY Bath & Body shop! Great directions! Not as hard as I was anticipating. Can’t wait to use them!!!! Made one big one and the rest small 50 grams to share for feedback. Lol! I don’t know if my friends and family hate me or love me for using them as test subjects!?!?
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I love that you procrastinate by being productive in another area, I do the same thing 🤣
 
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