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    Soap and candle making, painting, drawing, beading.


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  1. I get most of mine at Southwest because I can pick them up myself, or Wholesale supply plus. I love nurture, but they mostly only have colors and MP. I stopped buying at BB because their prices are pretty high in comparison IMO when you add the shipping. I love natures candles, but the shipping puts me off too. I am not an amazon fan either.... Southwest could use a LOT of better customer service. They are updating the website, and would not let me pick up tomorrow. So, what other stores are there that you would recommend? where do you get your stuff? Most oils I just buy at the grocery store, but I need lye, glycerin, cocoa butter, and a preservative.
  2. My personal opinion coconut oil is a must in every recipe, just watch the quantities, and if you do not use it, your soap will not be as bubbly. The reason people are against palm oil, is because the way is sometimes harvested, but is amazing in soap, and I have never met a soap with lard I did not like. So if you are not against animal products, lard is the best alternative to palm oil. Personally, I think your recipe is too high in conditioning, and too little in cleansing, I would balance those numbers more. Like TallTay said rice bran and olive are very similar. I would use one or the other. If you want to use those oils, or tell me which oils you would like to use,I can help you create a recipe. I watch every penny, and I mostly make my soap with the walmart shortening that has animal fats. I basically make all my soaps from that and coconut oil, and then balance it with a high oleic like shea, cocoa butter, avocado, or sunflower. And a little bit of castor to pump up the bubbles. I have even make soap just with crisco, and it made a lovely soap.
  3. Yes! If I understand what you are asking, lol. I make my lotion from scratch, what I am looking for is one that would be a little thicker for the face, A cream, more than a lotion. But not body butter.
  4. A recipe, not a base. I will check on that one! Thank you!
  5. I know this is a very old thread, but I really wanted to see this recipe, and the link no longer works. Anyone has it?
  6. Thank you, I am not a fan of them either. Any recommendations of a vanilla fragrance that does not go brown?
  7. Did a quick search but did not find the answer. I try to not use stabilizer, but I love the sweet scents, which many contain browns. I specially would love adding vanilla scents to my lotions, but I am afraid they will turn brown? I do not make lotion as often, usually is for personal use, however, I am considering making gifts for fall. And lots of the fall scents turn 😒 Anyone has experience of this? If used, do I put it at the end or at the water or oil phase? Thanks.
  8. Because I live within driving distance, lately I get a lot of my supplies at Southwest Candle Supply 3149 I-30, Suite H Mesquite, TX It would be great if you can add them, since they do not allow reviews on their site.
  9. I agree it depends on the FO. Mine still smells from Christmas!
  10. ha ha. I must be so old school, because I have a sizzix that you just crank manually..... and a gaziliion die cuts.🤪
  11. Maybe is the type of fragrance you are using? I bought a case of mason jars for my beads so I can have different colors, and after a year some of the scents are still strong. I even have some I already made in a drawer from Christmas, and I can still smell them. But I only buy scents from southwest candle supply, WSP, natures garden, and candle science. I love BB, but I find them sometimes too expensive with the shipping and all. Other places, I have never been happy with them. Personally I think glass jars will give them a longer life, but I could be wrong. If I use plastic bags, is because I will use them all within a week or so.
  12. There are so many things you can do with them! I bought me a bottle cutting thing to make them vessels for candles. Maybe you can find some inspiration here: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=cut+botles+crafts&iax=images&ia=images
  13. Thank you so much! That might be it! I do tend to over cook them.
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