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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Soaping disaster of epic proportions on: September 15, 2010 02:45:29 PM
I use a big enamel canner pot..........................

Are there any cracks in the enamel of your pot?  You should be using stainless steel stock pots because once the enamel starts to break down you can end up with the lye reacting and turning into a volcano which is what it sounds like you are describing.  So I'm thinking it's a combination of way too much lye in not enough water and possibly a problem with your pot.  Stock pots are really inexpensive and so well worth it....
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Safe for babies/kids? on: September 15, 2010 02:36:30 PM
You can order rebatch (Cold Process) bases that you melt down like the MP that won't have all that stuff in it.  I would recommend that - mind you even MP is generally better for you than a lot of commercial soaps...
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: overwhelmed with choices! on: September 06, 2010 08:11:22 PM
Hey Cyndi - just joined your group!  Tallow totally rocks----

Okay back your regularly scheduled thread.......
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Other liquids to mix lye with? on: September 04, 2010 09:21:03 AM
Yup I freeze my milks for soaping - works very, very well especially if you have ice cold water (or better yet ice) around your lye pot as you mix the lye in .
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Other liquids to mix lye with? on: September 02, 2010 09:04:48 PM
Monnie I haven't used either but I have used a lot of different liquids.  Make sure there is no carbonation.  If there is then you need to make sure it is totally flat - I usually boil it first.  Make sure that you mix it in the sink in case of a "boil over".

Good luck..... experimenting is fun.....
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mashed potatoes...? on: September 02, 2010 09:36:40 AM
I love his stuff!!!! 
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Labels on: September 01, 2010 10:12:09 PM
Try using a full page label and then in word create a table with the cells the size you want for your label.  Within the cell create your label and then use the copy/paste function to insert it into as many as your need and then print it out.  You can then just cut them using a paper cutter to make it quick and easy.....
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mashed potatoes...? on: September 01, 2010 10:08:03 PM
Cyndi have you made whipped soap yet?  I know that a electric mixer is used for that and it is supposed to be wonderful stuff.....  I need to try that one out once the store is open so I can have the time.....
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lye Alternative on: September 01, 2010 10:04:49 PM
Well spoken Cyndi....
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple lotion Recipe on: September 01, 2010 10:03:31 PM
Whenever you have a product with water in it you are creating an environment for bacteria, mold and fungus which is why you must use a preservative. 
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