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#21 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:39 PM

Characteristics:

White or off-white in color
extremely mild
lathers quite well
takes longer than most to show trailings
slower to setup and dry than most soaps
must be milled and remelted when moist
mills and molds well, but is best suited to larger, more open molds
accepts additives well
always a relatively soft soap, but using olive oil makes it somewhat harder

Ingredients

42 ounces blended vegetable oil or olive oil
30 ounces coconut oil
28 ounces vegetable shortening
6 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces caster oil
14 ounces lye
41 ounces cold water

#22 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:45 PM

insect-repellent hand-milled soap.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon (5ml) citronella oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) lavender oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) lemon oil
2 teaspoons (10ml) cedar leaf oil

Method

Melt together the basic soap and water. Add the oils and stir well to distribute them evenly.
Pour into molds.

#23 Guest_logic_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:30 PM

Citronella really isn't as good as they make it out to be for mosquitos. I've heard of a study where they put DEET and catnip in a tube and the mosquitos went towards the DEET end. Also, mint seems to work well.

#24 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:49 PM

very abrasive hand milled soap

Ingredients

1/4 cup (.24l) lemon juice
1/2 to 3/4 cup (177 to 265g) clean sand
1/4 to 1/2 cup (73 to 145g) finely ground pumice

Method
Melt the basic soap and water together in a saucepan, substituting the lemon juice for 1/4 cup (.24l) of the water. Add the sand and pumice and stir until thick. (the sand will sink unless you stir diligently!) Pour into molds.

#25 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:20 AM

sand ?
ouch
for hands only i take it...

#26 roc

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:56 AM

Nice back scrub and foot scrub too...



#27 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:02 PM

skin so soft, milled soap.

Ingredients

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup aloe gel (fresh or purchased)
1 to 2 ounces vitamin e oil (28.4 to 56.7 g)
Green dye (optinal)

** To prepare fresh aloe gel, pick and wash six to ten whole stems of aloe. cut into small pieces and puree the pieces in a blender, making sure that all large pieces are pureed and that a gel results; do not add water.

Method

Place the basic soap in a saucepan. Weigh the gel and add water to make a total of 9 ounces (255g). Stir this mixture into the soap and heat until melted. Then add the vitamin e oil, and dye if desired, stir well. pour into molds.

#28 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:05 PM

basic soap, good for milling

Characterics

Whtie or off white
mild
long lasting
shows trailings quickly
sets up and dries quick
may be milled and remelted in either moist or dry state
shows detailing well; best soap for fancy molds
accepts additives very well
quite hard when cured

Ingredients

32 ounces blended vegtable oil or olive oil
74 ounces tallow
3 ounces cocoa butter
14 ounces lye
41 ounces cold water

#29 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:36 PM

olive oil eh ?
interesting,
lots of good stuff in olive oil.

#30 Guest_suckerfree_*

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 10:07 PM

it says this about OLIVE OIL

Olive oil comes in several grades, all which are suitable for soap making. This oil makes a very hard brittle soap, which dries quickly and lathers readily and profusuely. Olive oil soaps are mild, long lasting, and of very high quality.

#31 Guest_hippie3_*

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:19 AM

sounds good,
think i'll try it.
thx




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