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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2009 06:52:14 PM »


Some folks refuse my free soaps, but the majority that take me up on the offer have become repeat customers.

its odd that way,right!! people will scoff at FREE stuff yet will totally buy stuff out right..its like they think 'free' means something weird..

OK,kids..just so you know..I bought my awesomely cool googles today..so I feel good..

and MareMare..I get what you are saying..my family keeps my soaps on their soap dishes..no use..I dont get it but oh well..
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2009 07:30:29 PM »

OK,kids..just so you know..I bought my awesomely cool googles today..so I feel good..

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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009 08:04:34 PM »

Smitten, I am so relieved you now have eye protection.

If I had known before that you were soaping without, I would have read you the riot act like only a mean old mother could do.

The first craft show I did 7 years ago, there was another soaper there.  She had "goat's milk" soap.  Pretty cameo soaps in unscented and lavender only.  Also "goat's milk" lotion in unscented and lavender only. So I went their booth, being a fairly 'noob' milk soapmaker of 3 years and using fresh, raw milk to make my soaps.  They had a beautiful picture of a Nubian goat at their booth.  I introduced myself & commented how pretty the goat was and asked her name.  All I got was cold stares.  Come to find out that their soap was made from vegetable shortening and peanut oil and powdered goat's milk.  Not wanting to make a soaper enemy, I commented how we had 2 different types of soaps ... theirs being a pretty cameo, mine being plain old bar soap (colorful with swirls, multiple fragrances, but different all the same).

The next couple of years at that same craft show, they warmed up to me.  Maybe because I sent customers who were looking for pretty cameo soaps their way.

Haven't done that craft show for a few years, but I still pop in to see who/what is there.  A lady soaper from about 60 miles away started going to the craft show.  I knew her from another soaping board and was so excited to meet her in person.  I had a few soaps in my van and we ended up trading soaps!!!  Went down to talk with the other cameo soap maker and boy=oh=boy what comments I got from them about the 'new' soaper!!!  None were nice ... until I told them that it was an internet friend of mine and I was thrilled that they were there at the show.

As for relations storing soaps ..... my Daddy had some of my first soaps in his display cabinet for years until one year I visited and replaced them with new soaps .... ROFL ... I gave his new girlfriend (my mom and dad are divorced and Daddy and his GF are both widowed) some of my soaps.  Now he keeps her stocked with my lavender soap.  Oh, his 'new' girlfriend is actually his high school and college sweetheart.  They got into a spat about the time my mother was in OK visiting her brother, and they double dated.  Mother ended up pregnant and so they got married.

I just love my Daddy's 'new' girlfriend .... she could've been my mother!!! 
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2009 06:31:04 AM »

Fun stories! Yeah I don't know about people sometimes!
 
It's been pretty cool at the craft fairs I do, typically there are 2-4 soapers, all of whom I know or just make a point to be friendly with. But I mostly do craft fairs at my work, (giant hospital system) so we all have that in common! But 3 or so soapers out of 30-40 booths isn't bad I don't think, I feel bad for the jewelry makers, there are closer to a dozen of those sometimes.

They way I see it is I have my return customers and specific products and labels and they have theirs, there's room for all! There used to be one lady that had a lot of different things, crocheted, jewelry, and a big basket of soaps. I aksed her if they were hp or cp and she glared at me and said "I cook it."

Question~Can you do milk soaps hot process? I'm assuming you can but just wonder about the superheating (and I've never made hp anyways). And if you did that, would there be a way to keep them really white? The aforementioned goat milk lady had really light soaps and one week she was out of the soap I wanted and said she would be making some during the next week and I could get some next saturday. I always wondered if she was making hp or just meant she had some made that would be cured/ready to sell by next sat.
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2009 07:38:17 AM »

Maremare..could it have been M&P..I know that there are some M&P bases that are goat milk and are very white..
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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2009 07:58:33 AM »


Question~Can you do milk soaps hot process? I'm assuming you can but just wonder about the superheating (and I've never made hp anyways). And if you did that, would there be a way to keep them really white? The aforementioned goat milk lady had really light soaps and one week she was out of the soap I wanted and said she would be making some during the next week and I could get some next saturday. I always wondered if she was making hp or just meant she had some made that would be cured/ready to sell by next sat.

I suspect GM M&P soaps too, especially if they were really light in color.

Yes, I have HP'd 100% milk soaps.  Wanna see the process??
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2009 08:10:29 AM »

Hmm I'm pretty sure it wasn't mp but that was a long time ago. Maybe?

Thanks mullerslane!
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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2009 08:22:58 AM »

I just bought a pair of safety goggles  Embarrassed
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