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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. I made the patch soap, and I even added it to my line. Turned out great. I've got no pictures of it, but it's pink-ish and white swirls like 99.9% of ALL of my soap. This is a special edition Christmas loaf I made of HTFHP (which I'm NOT doing anymore, I'm back to straight CP with a HUGE water discount). It's called Noel's Warmth and it's got CS Christmas Hearth in it. I have NO internet at work (still) so I'm not on here as much these days. Slainte, Sponiebr The Executive of BAD Ideas and Sundry Services
  2. I was SO EXCITED when I saw this thread. I was like OH!!! THAT'S MEEEEEEE!!!!! OMG!!! YAS!!! I'M THAT GUY!!!!! I make people incensed ALL THE TIME!!!! NOT what you were talking about, apparently. dammit. Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  3. I get my palm oil and coconut oil from websturant now. The palm oil you kinda have to wait until the winter months though because gosh just ONE pin hole in that plastic bag and it's a special delivery from Hannibal Lecter.
  4. Give them websturant's store price on Luanna 35 pound box of white 76F Coconut oil... I doubt they'll honor that price because, oh, we don't sell it in 35 pound boxes...
  5. Yeah BA get's ya with the shipping EVERY TIME. Even when I get a great deal from them on something, it ends up being fractionally less than just buying it from anywhere else. (anywhere INCLUDING BB.) I got so pissed off with their little bait and switch game about "Prices as LOW AS $X.XX per pound!!!" Yeah, except that price is for a tanker railcar and every other price is just meh. I got 2 gallons of Castor Oil from them a few months back and it ended up being like $2 less than Columbus Foods. (MRRRRGHHHHHHH! I've gots SO much mads... Sooooo much...) Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  6. You mean to tell me that method is NOT a legit method for making a candle? I mean: It burns! It produces scent! It gives LIGHT! It's a CANDLE. SMDH... LOL. Sorry I've been out for a while... I'm hoping I can come back more frequently and, uh... Stir the pots... (both pour and soap pots) Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
  7. Did I ever tell you I adore you TT? No? Well I adore you TT. ❤️ Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas, Sundry Services, and Losing Women...
  8. Well, it's moot now. The principle object for my endeavors has left. I got had... AGAIN.
  9. NO! I won't compromise on those at all! Completely counterproductive. Then add to that the weird little $300 MOLD to make the damned things and, all of the sudden I'm like: "Hey Bae!!! Maybe it's Maybelline!?" I was just thinking with the crap tons of mica's and oxides I have on hand that at least blush should be doable. MAYBE nail polish would be a wiser choice?
  10. That's EXACTLY where I started GMTA. I just have ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT about what these products should or should NOT be like because I have NEVER used them. Chapstick is as close to a lipstick as I've ever used. I feel like the first guy the American Government came to and said... "SO! We're going to the MOON, and YOU'RE the guy that's gonna make it happen!" But I have something old rocket man DIDN'T have... YOUTUBE! I'm SURE I can figure this out... Well, I might be able to get SOMETHING usable out of my endeavors. FIRST things FIRST! What goes into that stuff you girls pat onto yer beautiful lil faces? Mica, Oxides, I would THINK stearic acid... but what ELSE? If I can figure blush out lipsticks should be fairly straight forward... Blissful ignorance feels AN AWFUL LOT like HOPE! Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Whatever I gotta be... I do what it takes, 'n junk...
  11. Along this same line can someone point me in the right direction for Lipstick base, like date night lipstick stuff? I'mma need some direction on how to make eyeshadow and blush pressed into them little metal pans. (OH MY GAWD!!!! WHAT HAS BECOME OF ME!!!!!???) Help me! Help ME!!! Thank you for your support... Sponiebr The Executor of Making Girlfriends HAPPY and some other junk that I can't remember anymore... Bad soap and.... I dunno
  12. Yep the 2 shortenings are indeed beef tallow and palm oil blends. And just to clarify the simple 3 oil soap you mentioned not more than adding 5% castor oil, and then 76F Coconut Oil, High Oleic Sunflower oil, or Olive oil?
  13. Glad I actually was able to help! Volcanoing is a direct result of water content. The fat profile of your soap can cause it to heat up when using it at RT, but in CPOP that's also a water content issue. So, you can go with a lower water content, say 30% and that should help reduce if not completely eliminate the volcanoing for CPOP. (for the record I don't do CPOP very often, but I have done it many times) About the Crisco... (Shudder) Crisco is hydrogenated Soybean Oil which is basically GUARANTEED DOS... I swear canola and soybean oil are the 2 most consistently DOS'n oils I have EVER used. I actually LIKE a little canola oil in my formulation from time to time but I WILL NOT use it anymore because they ALWAYS get DOS. There's nothing wrong with palm oil, to be perfectly honest the coconut oil is FAR MORE likely to volcano on you over the palm. Coconut oil gets HOT very QUICKLY , and, more importantly, it gets HARD very quickly... (split loaves, and EXPLOSIVE volcanoing) I think I've posted my formulation that uses the Walmart Great Value Shortening... That formulation was made so that ANYONE in the US could buy ALL of their fats from Walmart or a Grocery Store. Bake Rite is the brand of shortening that is the same as the GV animal and veg shortening. For the castor oil part, up until 3 weeks ago when Bulk had a sale, I was using Humco Castor oil in the little 6 ounce bottles. Obviously, it's cheaper to buy it by the gallon (e.g.: 7 lbs jug), but the Humco castor oil works PERFECTLY well, and it's not horrifically expensive from Walmart. Another gel inducing method that you can do it wrap it up in an electric blanket. (If it volcanoes though... IJS...) If your oven can go down to 150 I'd go with that temperature if I could. 3 other ingredients can heat soap up by simply being present. 1. Milk or dairy (That's a SURE BET EVERY TIME) 2. Honey (It is also another one that always seems to heat the hell out of soap) 3. TD. YEP titanium dioxide will heat the soap up REALLY REALLY HOT and REALLY REALLY fast. (It's why you get glycerin rivers with TD) If you can eliminate any or all of those you can definitely make a cooler acting soap. High CO content soap WILL HEAT UP. Lard also heats up pretty good as I recall... HTH! Slainte, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services.
  14. SOAP: FO load%: 2.4 Veggie / Animal type fats: Beef Tallow, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil. 7% Super Fat water discount/ lye solution%: 30% water Acceleration: OH YES Discoloration: Light Tan Morphing: None noted. Fading: Not so far. Other Notes: I adore this scent. It has warm pine, with Christmas spices, orange peel, maybe holly berry, and a tiny amount of smokiness to it. The IFRA certificate posted by Candle Science on this scent shows that it IS soap safe at 2.4%. Candle Science lists the FO as NON soap safe on the label. I called them up and asked Candle Science about the discrepancy. They told me that because it was under 3% usage rate in soap the FO was labeled non soap safe. The Candle Science Representative clarified that as long as you didn't exceed the safe usage rate indicated on the IFRA certificate it was fine for soap. I made that batch in COLD PROCESS soap. It really accelerates the trace VERY quickly. You're NOT going to get any good swirling done in this soap. If you were making a single color soap I think CP would be fine with Christmas Hearth but it DOES curdle the soap. It doesn't quite qualify as ricing but it curdles the soap enough so that it makes a cottage cheese like consistency throughout the bar and especially ON TOP. That curdling is NOT acceptable for my soaps. The curdling effect is strictly aesthetic and doesn't affect the usability of the soap at all. The low 2.4% usage rate leaves most of the sweet, warm, honey like top notes of this complex scent out and you get a more Pine/Evergreen & Holly with a hint of smoke smelling soap. Ok so NOW for some classic Sponie BAD IDEAS... I made another batch at 3.16% usage rate, ( I know it's "not safe"), and at THAT rate ALL of the sweet warm honey like top notes shine through. That rate didn't bother ME personally, but officially "It AIN'T safe". I will be trying this FO in HTFHP because I don't have to use as much FO with HP soap as I do with CP and I think that the 2.4% will still bring out the the sweet warm notes of the fragrance. That is all. Please resume your normally scheduled activities. Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
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