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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007 07:30:03 PM »

I thought it would be neat to use lemon rind spirals or something like that, but I am not so sure now. Thanks for the reply  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007 01:25:18 PM »

Hmm that would be really pretty! Maybe just try a small batch and see? If you were using slightly dry lemon rind that might be better (at least if you're worried about the mold thing) but it wouldn't be a soft spiral like fresh...
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2007 05:56:30 PM »

i think that's what i'm going to do, thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012 10:10:31 PM »

I'm wondering if I could use avocados, carrots, etc in bath and body products.  I mostly do hp soap..any advice?
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012 09:48:48 PM »

For HP, add the mushed avocados, juiced carrots (or cook & mush) in with your oils so they go through the saponification.  If you add them at the end of the cook you will risk them going bad.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012 03:19:56 PM »

Just merging similar threads.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012 06:56:22 PM »

I tried carrots and didn't watch it well...it bubbled over and I lost the batch Sad...I've seen someone who added the carrots to the oils before adding the lye..also she did cp soap so I may try it that way.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012 10:42:18 PM »

I find this thread very interesting. I have never made any kind of bath product, but am wanting to make some simple bath bombs and bath salts for mother's day. I'm also confused on the whole fresh food thing. I've seen many recipes calling for fresh foods like avocado. I'm wondering, can fruit pastes/candy be used? I have boxes filled with coconut-pinnaple candy and tropical fruit pastes such as orange, mango, guava and pineapple, all just sitting in my pantry. My mother loves tropical scents and was wondering wether the pastes could be used in bath products or the candy. How long would they last? Would they cause infections due to the sugar content? Help! xD
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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2012 06:07:42 PM »

I've used fresh carrot juice in CP soap successfully. I replaced the water with the juice. The lye makes it smell horrible at first, but 24 hours later it smells divine! And it's held up perfectly.
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« Reply #19 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!
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