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I just had my Foaming Apple arrive all the way from the USA last week - and it only took two weeks to get here! Shampoo bars on the agenda for this arvo...
Formulator sample shop? Love that site. Mine have been doing well. I havent tried the foaming apple though. playing around with the conditioner bars though, this trial is with hemp oil.
 

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It’s hard to top this glamour! 😆
I love how you have everything within reach and all so neat and tidy. I’d love to see other’s organizing solutions and soap setups, if people wanted to share. I use husband #1’s wood shop, not quite where I want to be for organization, and no running water, but I totally lose all track of time over there. I just love the whole creative process, even when I get unexpected results. Preaching to the choir I know. ☺

Yeah coz @Basil is not a bloke.
You know, I didn’t get this at all, because I saw @Basil as the herb name, but in NZ it is probably a more common men’s name - is that right? Or maybe just GB. Don’t want to sound like a dumb American!
 

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5 months ago feels like so long! These salt soaps are so super pretty! I’m kind of heart broken about the red lather and not sure what to do. Some folks don’t mind it, and some actually like it. Maybe if I’m just really clear about it so it’s not a surprise. I’ve learned a lot since I made these!
I don’t get colored lather anymore.
 

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Hey can i used expeller pressed coconut oil to make soap?

5 months ago feels like so long! These salt soaps are so super pretty! I’m kind of heart broken about the red lather and not sure what to do. Some folks don’t mind it, and some actually like it. Maybe if I’m just really clear about it so it’s not a surprise. I’ve learned a lot since I made these!
I don’t get colored lather anymore.
What did you do to not get it anymore? did you reduce the amount of colour?
 

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5 months ago feels like so long! These salt soaps are so super pretty! I’m kind of heart broken about the red lather and not sure what to do. Some folks don’t mind it, and some actually like it. Maybe if I’m just really clear about it so it’s not a surprise. I’ve learned a lot since I made these!
I don’t get colored lather anymore.
Bleeding heart soap. :D

Here's my syndet shampoo bars unmolded:
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And @Vicki C - Basil is a male's name, but it is rarely used these days. It's very 'old England'. However, it may make a comeback, like to many older names.
 
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Bleeding heart soap. :D

Here's my syndet shampoo bars unmolded:
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And @Vicki C - Basil is a male's name, but it is rarely used these days. It's very 'old England'. However, it may make a comeback, like to many older names.
You. Are. A. Genius!!! Thank you. That’s brilliant!!!

Changing my pull through recipe was an interesting experiment. I should have only changed one thing and not two. It was too thick and moved too fast. Going to try again, comparing my tried and true recipe to a higher tallow%, but not as high as I tried yesterday! Here’s the two 50% batches. The were ready to cut, but the others are still soft so they’re in the freezer.
 

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It’s hard to top this glamour! 😆
I wish I could be that glamorous! Yesterday my neighbor and his sister came over to get some Hot chocolate bombs and a couple bars of soap. I'd just poured a loaf of soap when my rude dog started barking at them. Scared the crap out of me. When I came back in I looked down and well per usual I was still in my pj's covered in Activated charcoal and mica... I hadn't even put a bra on, I was kinda embarrassed, Then my dog almost tripped me and stole my shoe and I got over it and cleaned my kitchen!
But at least my messy hair was all clean, shiny and smell good! The shampoo and conditioner bars are awesome. I cant brag enough! We all love them in my house. They are pretty fun to make now too! I'm not so intimidated 3rd time around.:rolleyes::D
 

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Here's my syndet shampoo bars unmolded:
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They are just silicone 'muffin' moulds. @JasmineTea I pour mine, not press them.
I'm really intrigued by your syndet shampoo bars that you can pour.
The only recipe I've tried ended up being quite dry and the only way I could get the batter in the mold was to use a LOT of pressure, so much that I'm considering if I like the shampoo bar enough to do all that effort again (and possibly buy a press).
Do you mind if I ask if you got the recipe somewhere?
 

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