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    CP high superfat Soaps including pine tar soap, Deodorant, Beard Oil, Beard Wax,Trad-Ir Instruments.

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  1. NEW PEOPLE!!! Welcome! Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  2. Explanation needed

    Yep. I can't tell you how many times I have asked how someone likes a soap and they tell me something to the effect of 'Oh it's still in the car.' I'm thinking about adding a storage statement to my label. Maybe something like: WARNING! To reduce chance of schism formations in long established relationships store in a cool, dry, dimly lit, secret location that only YOU know about...
  3. Unrefined Shea Butter

    Yikes! (whew...) $2.60 a pound? That's gonna be hard to find. As little as I use shea and other hard butters I generally find that I can find a decent deal on Amazon because of the shipping rates. I've been getting mine from here: https://www.amazon.com/Unrefined-Ivory-Butter-GRADE-Ghana/dp/B008LEQENE/ref=lp_6367195011_1_4_a_it?srs=6367195011&ie=UTF8&qid=1519302441&sr=8-4 Smellgood as a seller has been good to me (thus far, but I RARELY order butters). My shea was NOT white, it was very yellow, and it needed to be tempered but, I kind of expected all of that. I saw this seller on Amazon just now as well... with Free Shipping on Prime: https://www.amazon.com/afrimports-African-Butter-Natural-White/dp/B06X935FTD/ref=pd_sim_194_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06X935FTD&pd_rd_r=G39JFEZ2MSQ7HAGBXNS0&pd_rd_w=laapY&pd_rd_wg=INCge&psc=1&refRID=G39JFEZ2MSQ7HAGBXNS0 That's the best price I've seen anywhere so far... You could also go with Soaper's Choice, and they are a very reputable company: https://www.soaperschoice.com/shea-butter-refinedshea-butter-refined-2 HTH... Sponiebr The Executor of Bad (terrible really) Ideas and Sundry Services
  4. With or without the Leprechaun?

    Yeah, TYPICALLY, us Irish types don't like Leprechauns... Not_good_critters... BUT this is 'MERICA dammit! And 'Merican's LIKE Leprechauns! Dammit! @Trappeur So I'll take that last one down there... (Free beers with any purchase right? ) My favorite holiday too! (but WHY did we have to have to make the BEST holiday of the year in the MIDDLE OF LENT!?) Sponiebr Yeah, YOU know what I'm in charge of...
  5. Hello from Fl.!

    Oh wow... Howdy neighbor! I'm in Flagler.
  6. Explanation needed

    I don't make candles but, uh, yanno, WHERE she left them "uncovered" for a month might be an important bit of info... Like, when one of my customers was telling me that my soap was really weakly scented, covered in orange dots (I had a FLIP'N HEART ATTACK at that one), and they didn't want to use it to try it out... Me: "(Wait... whut?)" "You didn't try it?" Customer: "No, it smells a little gamy, like used cooking oil or someth'n..." Me: "I'll get you fresh bar, but can you bring me the soap so I can take a look at it?" Customer: "Yeah sure... One sec... (Goes over to van and pulls bar off of dash board) Here, see what I mean?" Me: "Duuuuuuuuuuuuude.... no.... You can't..." 3 months on a black dash board in FLORIDA... Yeah, that'll make just about ANYTHING smell a little gamy... SO, did they leave the candles uncovered for a month on their dashboard in full sunlight? And scientists were AMAZED! Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  7. Creamy Sugar Scrub Recipe

    I used avocado oil and FCO with NF ewax in my mix and it turned out very nice and not too oily. Just about everything is too oily for me. I'm a dude... I can't STAND feeling like I have "product" on me after I have washed it off. The FCO tends to leave a more "silky" "afterglow".... (hummm.... "silky afterglow"... I'm gonna have to work that into my conversational vocabulary somehow) IIRC I tempered the shea, ewax, and the rest of the oils together and after they were set up I proceeded with the FO, sugar, and mica colorant. I used turbinado sugar (which was a little too coarse) but the effect was generally really nice. Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  8. I’m becoming addicted to vinyl

    OH!!!! OH!!!!! I NEED a TEE SHIRT! I have come up with my new motto:#genXafI've GOTTA get the Tee shirt!!!!
  9. Hello from Fl.!

    CANDY! DON'T EAT THE CANDLES! NO! [wanders off muttering] Oh...My-LANTA... I fall off radar for a couple of weeks and Candy's talk'n 'bout how good candles taste after they've sat around... LORD Only KNOWS what Trapp's been up to... Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  10. Is this really that ugly?

    *Whispers* Use Zippo Lighter fluid... Use Zippo LIiiiiiGHTER fluid Trapp.... Just squirt a little on the label edge and let it soak for a few seconds and then peel off. Wipe the residue off with a little lighter fluid on a paper towel.. The lighter fluid evaporates and leaves no residue... (yes, I'm STILL whispering)
  11. Is this really that ugly?

    Trapp, your labe;'s fine, your poor friend, though... Sheesh... Hey I KNOW! Bring her some Midol and offer it to her with the comment : "Hey, hon... I brought you something I think might make you less 3itchy..."* All the labels are awesome Trapp! Slainte, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services. *Not my joke. Blame Ron White.
  12. Making pictures smaller in size in jpeg

    @Trappeur Chronic's right, you can use MS Paint to resize images as well. I'm pretty sure WIN7HP has paint.
  13. Making pictures smaller in size in jpeg

    Hey Trapp, Several things can make this easier for you, well, sorta. First you should get GIMP 2.8.22. GIMP is a free, open source code (meaning they don't hide and lock the computer programming code so anyone can modify it to suit their own needs) graphics design software suite. (Did I mention it's FREE?) You can download GIMP for Windows here: https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows/gimp-2.8.22-setup.exe GIMP is a POWERFUL image manipulation package, BUT it (there's no NICE way of saying it) it's A MASSIVE PAIN IN THE BUTT to use. But, it's open source so there are photoshop, um, "themes?" that you can add to it so that it behaves like photoshop. It's a tad tedious, but I can step you through the process once you actually get GIMP. I'm a Linux guy, but I use GIMP with the Photoshop overlay exclusively for all of my image work. So, GET IT. Next there are some smaller more lightweight utility applications that can help you resize photos a little more easily, more like windows photo editor. I like gThumb but I don't really know if you can use it in windows. Here's the link for the tarball. Again it's free and you might try it and see if windows can figure out tarball compression. if not let me know and I'll fuggure out some sort of workaround. https://sourceforge.net/projects/gthumb/files/latest/download Cheers, Sponiebr Malum incarnatus Ideas
  14. What scale do you use?

    American Weigh Scales AWS-600 for micro stuff https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AWS-600-BLK-Nutrition/dp/B000O37TDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515193418&sr=8-1&keywords=american+scale+600 And a My Weigh KD-8000 with flip down protector and power supply for my bigger stuff: https://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-KD-8000-Kitchen-Digital/dp/B01C6CN1VY/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1515193475&sr=1-2&keywords=KD8000 I also use a little crappy el cheapo scale I don't remember the make for my knock-around-throw-it-in-my-pack-and-go scale. Sponiebr Malas Ideas Incarnata