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  1. Yowzer! No thanks. Guess I won't be buying from the either.
  2. Which? White, pink, or ruby grapefruit? Also, what colors are you using and what wax? Colors can vary with the same dye depending on the wax. Personally I would go for a pink for grapefruit.
  3. I have a discoloring (in CP soap) fragrance oil that I would like to put in my lotion but am worried it will discolor the lotion. Asking if I can use vanilla stabilizer to keep it white or should I forget about doing that. It doesn't seem like a good idea but thought I would at least ask.
  4. I was just reading on their website how that oil rices badly in CP. They even say that themselves and many reviews confirm this. Not something I want in a CP soap. How are you handling the ricing?
  5. I have been using their Patchouli Honey, Juniper Aloe, Tuscan Lace, Honey L'Occitane, Rocky Mtn Pine (Flickers), Sea Island Grapefruit, to name a few, for years. Many of them are my best sellers! Remember Olive Blossom that they dropped? That was one of my best sellers many years ago until it was discontinued. I hate when new owners drop some of the FOs from the company they just bought out. Makes it a terrible pain in the patootie for us customers who use them in our best selling products!!! Grrrrrr!!
  6. EBB is one of my best FO suppliers. They have good FO prices too. I do use WSP a lot but generally not many of their FOs due to their high prices. I just hope we don't see them dropping some of their FOs during the transition. I have some best sellers from EBB. 😒
  7. How does it sell for you? Also, does it discolor? I have a sea themed soap & B&B biz so looking for beachy and ocean types... hopefully ones that are good sellers.
  8. I just soaped beach bum from NG and love the fragrance. Its the bobbi brown beach type dupe. I think I can probably do a bit better. This one did accelerate and rice big time on me so looking for another that does well in CP and hopefully is a better version. So if you know one you like please share. Or any nice suntan oil beach type. Preferably with experience soaping but I may try it anyway. Thanks.
  9. I seem to be having more problems lately with FOs that accelerate in CP. I swear its happening more especially with known FOs that have been reformulated. I will be soaping with a fragrance I have been using for years and the new bottle I order will produce soap on a stick. Not only that, but many just don't smell the same and or fade quickly. It is so frustrating! It also means I am more often than not having to try new fragrances that work or try to find replacements for best sellers or switch them out with old fragrances I still have in stock in my back room.
  10. Found it! For some reason I put it in a soap mold and just happened to move that mold yesterday and found it sitting inside. So now I have 3 openers.
  11. Never mind. Just found some on Amazon for lots cheaper than SC. So I bought 2 so I have a backup. Now what I would like to know is how the heck does a bright orange tool that size just disappear?!!! .....unless...... the cat?!
  12. I just checked and Soaper's Choice is out. Anywhere else I can get one? I really should have a spare for this type of emergency.
  13. Thinking of using it. Been using usps and even regional rates are up to $8.30 for a small local package. Seems to me I can do much better elsewhere.
  14. for your shipping? Its supposed to save you quite a bit on shipping costs.
  15. The oil batch is 56oz or 3.5 lbs. My soap batches end up being about 5 lbs altogether with liquid, lye, fats, fragrance, et al. I used the powder as directed on the label. One scoop (.5oz) of powder per batch. I use 16oz of liquid per batch but split that and made 8oz of coconut milk using one scoop of powder per batch as directed. So I actually used half the powder amount for the full liquid as I only made half of it coconut milk. So technically I should have used two scoops for the full 16oz. So next time I am going to halve the powder and blend into liquid coconut milk and try t
  16. I think I'm going to try half the powder amount and mix it into regular Silk coconut milk. Just want to see the results, figure the costs, and level of work/preparation. I am already hooked on the feel of that finished soap bar so thinking ahead...
  17. Last month I made a few batches of CP soap using coconut milk powder I ordered instead of the regular Silk liquid coconut milk. I made the coconut milk per instructions and used it in each batch. According to instructions you use 1 scoop to 8-12 oz water. One scoop equals approximately .5 oz of powder. So for each batch I used one scoop as my liquid requirement was 16oz and I split the liquid; half coconut milk, half other liquid for the lye solution. The coconut milk ended up making each batch accelerate although I was able to manage multi color swirls. So today I pulled one of th
  18. I've always used a flat griddle pan like TT. It works great but occasionally I may get an uneven bottom and have to continue melting on griddle until its even. I find a leveler on top of the candle helps.
  19. Maybe if I could find a toasted coconut that would work. The bakery and fruity coconut blends seem to work on some level.
  20. Oh... wanted to add I once found a fragrance that was a bakery scent that had a nice coconuty note in it. For the life of me I can't remember which it was or if it even exists anymore. I do remember it made my batter rice and seperate badly along with some exceleration. It was a demon to soap with but had that lovely toasted coconut note that was awesome in soap.
  21. I remember Tradewinds Hawaiian Sandalwood. It was incredible in soap. I have not been able to find its equal or even find one other than at AH. AH' one is weak, smells blah, and doesn't stick anyways. Do you know one that works in CP? You mentioned some do so wondering which one(s) worked for you.
  22. has anyone ever found a coconut FO that sticks in CP... or even a coconut blend? coconut lime works even thou the coconut is very light. Just wondering if anyone has found any that actually sticks in CP?
  23. What are the fragrances for? candles, soap, B&B? Are you reselling or using for your own products? The answers to these can make a huge difference in the FOs you purchase.
  24. I make 56oz oil recipe batches or 3.5 lbs oil. How much of the coconut powder would you use for that size batch? That's the oil amount and not the full batter amount. The soap batch ends up being about 5 lbs altogether with the lye and liquid.
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