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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: sugar scrub. Sweeet! on: July 03, 2012 01:48:39 PM
Love the fragrance combos!  Smiley

2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you go from Shampoo to using soap? on: June 13, 2012 09:07:29 AM
Hello Kythcat,

Glad to read that you made the shampoo bars.
Thank you Lisa- planning on diving into that one here shortly.  I did make the bars, and liked the way it turned out, but had a problem with getting it on my hair.  I've been having some medical problems that make it hard for me to use a bar on my head ( and I refuse to ask for help from anyone yet).  I did some playing with a shampoo bar recipe, and was able to turn it into a decent liquid shampoo soap.  I use KOH instead of lye, and recalculated the recipe for that fact.  Even the kids like it. The one thing we all have to remember is we have to use conditioner or ACV after using it, or the hair will have issues.  I don't want to go into the issues.

If anyone is interested, I can post my recipe and a pic.  I guess the whole thing has been an adventure for us.

Yes, the issues with not using conditioner and/or ACV vary greatly! What I've learned from using shampoo bars is that those in the same family using the same shampoo can have different results. Personally, I've used them in hard water and soft water and have seen a difference in how they work. Shampoo bars and the results personify those initials YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary.

Sure, post your picture and recipe!

Meanwhile, Happy Soaping!  Smiley

All the best,
Lisa
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you go from Shampoo to using soap? on: June 11, 2012 11:20:58 AM
Shampoo bars can work for most hair types. But there are a variety of shampoo bars available. Also, it depends on whether you have hard water or soft water. There are so many variables. An apple cider vinegar rinse may help, so can a rinse made with white vinegar, rice vinegar or even wine vinegar.

If you want more info on shampoo bars, here's a link to a 500-page discussion on the topic! http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=74

Hope this helps!
All the best,
Lisa
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fresh Food in Soap Help. (please) on: June 11, 2012 11:12:21 AM
Here's an article that gives some information on the topic: http://www.everythingsheacreates.com/2011/08/melt-pour-soap-basics.html
As I work mainly with melt and pour soap, the answer is that fresh milk, fruits, vegetables, etc., should NOT be added.
Hope this helps!
All the best,
Lisa
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Equipment (electronic) Suggestions from Soapers...Pretty Please!! on: April 28, 2012 11:53:21 AM
If you make soap using the double boiler method, invest in a good sturdy STAINLESS STEEL double boiler!

Also, keep looking in those thrift stores, yard sales/garage sales...you never know what you'll find or when you'll find it!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Homemade Soap--HELP! on: March 13, 2012 09:46:25 AM
You might consider getting a good melt and pour soap base that contains shea butter.
Also, here's a little video I put together for a nice Seaweed Soap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5omlcL7d25w
Happy Soaping!

Lisa
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: tea soaps on: November 25, 2011 12:14:12 PM
Those tea soaps look so appealing and natural!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Soap soap soap, where to start?! on: November 23, 2011 01:35:17 PM
Hi Chelsea,
MP is lots of fun! I can recommend that you take notes whenever you make a batch of soap. Make sure you date it and keep it as a record. Then you can refer back to it over time and see your progress!

Happy Soaping!


Lisa
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Oil??? ((Lip balm)) on: November 23, 2011 11:01:51 AM
If you're looking for natural flavors for your lip balm, I highly recommend this company: http://www.naturesflavors.com
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: I made soaaaaap :D on: November 22, 2011 06:58:58 PM
They're very pretty!
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