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#1 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:32 AM

a neat message board on the subject here-
http://www.soapdishforum.com/phpBB2/

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#2 Guest_the_*

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 03:25 PM

Great link - thanks hip!

It may come as little surprise to find that I also
enjoy mixing beef fat and hydrated lye together
in my kitchen sink...

My favorite so far is olive oil soap with cinnamon milled in,
just a hint of patchouli for kicks.
I used to get beef fat scraps for free from the store,
not they want to charge me $0.20 / lb for it, and I
know damn well they're just throwing it away...
damn corporate butchers!

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:12 PM

i'm trying to make some shea butter soap to moisturize my skin.
much like that cop in that cheech and chong movie,
as i age i seem to be turning into a lizard
with dry scaly skin.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:22 AM

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i'm trying to make some shea butter soap to moisturize my skin.
much like that cop in that cheech and chong movie,
as i age i seem to be turning into a lizard
with dry scaly skin.
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Get used to it, it's natural but preventable. I rub baby oil on my head after shaving it since most is gone on top and would like to know of something natural I can cultivate. Keep posting if you get results.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:40 AM

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I used to get beef fat scraps for free from the store,
not they want to charge me $0.20 / lb for it, and I
know damn well they're just throwing it away...
damn corporate butchers!<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

That shit is whack - find a local butcher and promise him your business to help him fight off the Evil Empires; I'm sure he'll give you his scraps.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:57 AM

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I used to get beef fat scraps for free from the store,
not they want to charge me $0.20 / lb for it, and I
know damn well they're just throwing it away...
damn corporate butchers!
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I personally dispose of "POUNDS and POUNDS" of animal fat daily....
(solids we throw away)
liquids I sell to company's and make $$$.

#7 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:58 AM

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olive oil soap with cinnamon milled in,
just a hint of patchouli for kicks
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got a formula to share ?

#8 Guest_the_*

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:47 PM

I wish I did - all my recipies are on my old laptop-
the screen is shot and I need an adaptor to hook it up to
my desktop... it's on the list of things to do, etc.

Got the initial olive oil recipe from a book at the pubic library,
great book, can't remember the author either (boy, I'm lots of help no?)

If you find a solid olive-oil recipe, make the block,
wait a few days until it's firmed a bit but NOT hard,
then you chop it up and cook it on the stove top,
adding bit by bit, like melting wax, then you add
however much cinnamon you want (I like a lot - if you use a good
bit it acts as an exfoliant) and then top it off with a few
drops of pure patchouli - puur into molds, dry and age, etc... great stuff,
but you have to find a load of olive oil for cheap
for it to be cost effective.

I found a bunch at a place called "Big Lots," they sell
truckloads of forgotten shit, stuff lost and found, etc.
It was mid-grade olive oil for like $0.99 / bottle,
so I got a case.

In retrospect I shoulda cleaned 'em out, but that was years ago.
Beef fat soap lathers better, IMO, and I like the fact that
no olive trees were harmed in the making of my soap Posted Image

I have a poem about it somewhere - I'll make an effort to dig it
up - it's really quite funny,
titled "Butcher Soap."

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 01:31 PM

We have been thinking of doing soaps. I really think it would be cool to make some some of those loofta sponge soap bars, where you put the sponge in a can then fill it with the soap and slice it in bars so that the sponge is inside the soap. Man there seems to be alot of cool stuff to make when it comes to bath products!
Az

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:38 PM

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Man there seems to be alot of cool stuff to make when it comes to bath products! <!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

sounds like a contest in the making....

#11 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 09:57 AM

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a place called "Big Lots," they sell
truckloads of forgotten shit, stuff lost and found, etc.
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been there,
that's where i found those big ass cans of hominy so cheap.

so what's good for dry scaly skin ?
ever tried shea butter ?

#12 Guest_the_*

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 01:01 PM

Pure coca butter is the deal for any skin problem IME.
I've made soap with it too, but it's just too damn
expensive.
Don't mess with the coca butter lotions - get the pure stuff,
it's stiff like really hard cold butter, expensive but
worth it if you use it straight.

If that doesn't work, try hallucinating it away,
and if that doesn't work, find something else to
ease your mental anguish . . .

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 11:06 PM

shea butter's different than coca butter,
this comes from an african tree
and it worked wonders on my legs.
after my bike wreck and surguries
i had open sores on my legs for many years,
still do if i don't regularly use the shea butter.
i tried everything, bag balm, creams and ointments and nothing helped until one day i was in this little hippy shop and i spotted this shea butter cream and asked the lady about it, etc
anyway i tried it and in just a couple weeks the sores were gone, healed up.
but i ran out, so i bought some pure shea butter off the net but pure it melts at too low of a temp, it just runs off the skin quickly so i need to mix it into soap and maybe cold cream to make a salve for my legs.


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Posted 18 July 2004 - 04:03 PM

I like the gritty soaps that give a good exfoliation. Something without a ton of perfume. Love the cucumber and melon smells. :-) Never made soap tho. Buy some occasionally...LOL

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 08:29 PM

I bought some Red Devil Lye.
First I'm going to unclog my drain.
Then I'm going to make soap.

http://www.meltandpo...how_to_make.htm

Does that sound right?

#16 dustofangels

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 08:30 PM

Oh yeah,
How do you make Lye from scratch?
Doesn't it come from ash?

#17 Guest_the_*

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 02:21 AM

It comes from dripping water through a barrel of wood ashes,
then you have to distill it.
Much easier to pick up a can of red devil...

That link seems to be pretty accurate,
but I'd never use plastic with lye or lye solution,
only tempered glass.

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:07 AM

bought a book today, called THE COMPLETE SOAPMAKER by Norma Coney....

Has some tips, teks, and recipes in it....
seemed like a good place to start learning.

#19 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:10 PM

could you perhaps post a few recipes, tips ?
plz ?


#20 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:34 PM

it talks about rendering tallow, basic soaps, milled soaps, and specialty soaps.. sure i'll post a few.
i'll asume you know how to make soap, and i'll just post the basic stuff needed.

what kind of soaps are you most intrested in? basic? milled? specialty? liquid? soap on a rope?

did any of those recipies help?

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