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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. Yeah, KaOH WOULD give you a much softer soap... (It's SHAMPOO!) That thing about the Sodium lactate Nightlight mentioned.... Add in the SL after the cook and after the mix has cooled down to about 150F and then mix in the SL... Oh it can get FLUID. How fluid you ask!? I'm glad you asked! It gets THAT fluid. (Yeah so there is SOME wizardry involved in THAT but it's mostly because of Sodium Lactate.) Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services. Thank you for remembering that I was someone that knew something about anything at one time, now, long ago...❤️
  2. I used a foaming feminine wash from dollar tree. The bottle was 103g I used 15g of the soap base 3 grams of 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate solution and 85g of distilled water. In a pinch you could use the same amount in something like lysol concentrate as the biocide or even clear iodine in a pinch. (well, I wouldn't have a problem with the lysol) The CHG is a residual biocide so it stays on your skin kill'n junk after it dries. It's a common surgical scrub. @TallTayl star san is 50% phosphoric acid so the concentrate can do some harm. (pour some on some junk concrete and you'll see what I mean) It's TOTALLY safe diluted though. Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Service.
  3. Soaper's Choice Websturantstore Would be my first 2 picks for fats and such THEN I'd keep my eyes peeled for some specials from: Bulk Apothocary (I buy my lye in bulk when they have some sort of SUPER special on it and sometimes castor and sodium lactate...) Brambleberry All sorts of stuff. (They've gotten much more competitively priced on a lot of things.) For colorants and some additives I use Mica's & More and sometimes TKB Trading (mostly bulk oxides). For FO's I use Mica's and More, Candlescience, and Just Scents. Them's my go-to's! Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  4. Am I in? I am INsane if that's what you're ask'n after. (but THAT ain't news to NOBODY) I'm out of business right now, I haven't been able to make any soap since Sept. I am working on trying to get a workspace set up though so I can start making soap again. I don't disagree that we should have that collection of information again... It was a HUGE and IMPORTANT piece of research. I'm still fuzzy on how this swap'n thing works... Is it kinda like a key party? (Just for the record, I'm not really clear on how THOSE work either...) A whole buncha people make single oil soaps and then send their little cakes'o'suds to some poor unsuspecting soul with a chain letter-esq note informing them of the horrors and disaster that awaits them should they desecrate the sacred foamy swap by breaking the swap code of the latherati? Can you demand anything in return? I don't usually want much... You'd be surprised at just how sketchy I'll go for a Klondike Bar... I think THIS might blow the doors off my hidden potential here... BUT!!! We'll NEED a cover story for when the feds come asking questions! Who's gonna do THAT!? So much to do... So few slaves, erm... I mean conscripts, to get it done... Sponiebr The Prelate of cluttered dark spaces in abandoned shops 'n stuff...
  5. Yeah the single oil thread was really an awesome resource... The one made from stearic acid was a particularly amusing tale of caution. 😂 Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  6. Good evening all! NOT A CHANDLER pundit Sponiebr on the scene at a rather CONFUSING event... SO, it would seem the HIGHLY controversial Company EcoSoya that singlehandedly began the greatest decline in mental health of North American chandlers has gone out of business. The public response is CRYPTIC at best. It seems difficult to tell if it's vitriolic sarcasm or genuine mourning being expressed at the passing of this rather keynote company in the home candle making industry. Is this a blessing or a curse? No one is sure... One thing is for certain, although this ONE problem seems to have suffered apoptosis, chandlers will soon enough find NEW and inventive ways of reducing their available stock of sanity. Back to you Trisha... Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Reporting Services. P.S.: Seriously, is this a good thing or a bad thing? I honestly can't tell.
  7. @Vicy What scents are you shooting for? Take a look at candlescience's soap safe FO's. They have the percentages list as to what the maximum usage rate is AND the IFRA certs to go along with them so you can see the correlations. You REALLY MUST get the IFRA thing down if you want to make scented bath & body products but your learning curve could be helped a LOT by looking at the direct correlation between their usage rates and the actual IFRA document. EUGENOL? We don't need no STINK'N EUGENOL! (psst: Eugenol is REALLY EVIL stuff in soap... Does BAD things to both the maker and the user. Stay away from eugenol...) (I'm only being a LITTLE over the top ) Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  8. Oh! Ok... I thought you had an app for some reason. I can just access it from my web browser on my phone. 10-Q!
  9. So I'm all over the place... Literally, figuratively, just let your imagination RUN with it you probably won't get too far off base. MOST of the forums I'm "helping" in I have a policy where I REALLY NEED to be disconnected from them so that they don't suck up EVERY SECOND of my time. Craft server is NOT one of those forums though... I really MISS "helping" out in CS... SO, I wuz WANDER'N... IS there a Craft Server App? o.O O.O _ . _ O.O o.O Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Happy Helperton "Services"
  10. Yeah, there are THOSE mushrooms out in the wild too... Interesting factoid (which is a fact I pulled out of my o.O ) there are NO deadly poisonous boletes in Florida. Yup! NONE. There are 2 or 3 that will make you so sick you'll WISH you had died, but none that will kill you outright. So down here we "seek the sponge". We also have native oyster mushrooms (3 kinds actually one of which is specific to Florida), native chanterelles, and shiitake & lion's mane have established themselves down here too. Lotsa good eat'n down here in the swam-(POP).
  11. I am not a scientist by trade. I DO study things IN DEPTH to get a proper handle on how to best use them and bend them to my purposes. CONTROL BABY!!! I was studying to become a Dr. at one time and a lot of the skills I learned have been VERY useful to me over the years. e.g: I hunt wild edible mushrooms in Florida (yeah... there's a BUNCH of them), but I get asked to ID mushrooms that other people find too. I have a NICE binocular microscope with an oil immersion lens for helping me to identify mushrooms that I collect.(Still, I rarely have to break out the scope) I think it just boils down to : I'm weird. idunno... (shrugs)
  12. Speaking of silk undies... Did you know that dirty unwashed undies bought online are actually MORE expensive than BRAND NEW ONES!? I mean A LOT MORE expensive! Unbelievable! Sponiebr, The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  13. I were confused. You're talking about LARGE floating candles, uh, right? Yanno... I'm not a chandler... I'm gonna get back to chopping up dirty silk undies for some soap.
  14. I mean they've had those floating tea lights for decades and I've never found them to be overly dangerous in a large heavy ceramic or glass bowl. The diameter of the candle keeps the flames off the sides of the bowl if they drift to the side (which they ALWAYS do unless you put a drop of Dawn in the water). I think a house would be a nice decorative container to put my candles in...
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