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commoncandi1
« on: August 10, 2012 08:21:46 PM »

Embarrassed so I haven't made soap in years and when I did it was the best I just made m&p but nothing added except those fragrance oils at craft stores that fade too quickly but id like to make something more adventurous too much simplicity bores me and I give up which is why I have been knitting for years but I miss soaps and everytime I pick up a bar of handmade soap I always wish I knew how to make such wonderful stuff so I figure why wish if i can learn? I just can not decide where to begin any ideas?
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sporadic
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012 09:09:25 PM »

Have you tried browsing the different Crafting Library projects here: http://library.rusticescentuals.com/

They have tons of soap projects.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 07:23:37 AM »

No I've never heard of that one will definitely check it out thanks made a few m&p bars the other day but it's too simple lol wish I could upload pics from my windows phone
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012 09:45:04 PM »

Be sure to check out all the links we have pinned at the top of the D&Q board and the main news section of Bath and Body.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012 10:40:43 PM »

Oh I did but didn't really anything just links to suppliers
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012 10:27:52 AM »

Here's an entire FAQ thread for ya, plus a few more links at the top

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296483.0
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012 10:29:57 AM »

And this is the info underneath the suppliers

k, and how about some "Getting Started" links? Also links to recipes, techniques, etc. My computer crashed a couple months ago, and I literally lost hundreds of links I had saved up over the last couple years, so here is just a couple off the top of my head, what do you guys like?

Getting Started:

www.millersoap.com
www.teachsoap.com (Thanks Sound of Vision!)
http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/soapmaking.htm (Thanks mullerslanefarm!)

Recipes:

http://www.pvsoap.com/recipes.htm
http://www.soapdelicatessen.com/soapmaking/
www.craftbits.com (Thanks disquieting!)
http://www.makeyourowncosmetics.com/ (Thanks EmmyFNWL!)

Essential Oil information:

http://www.deancoleman.com/commonoils.htm
http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/fragrancesandaromatherapy/ht/htcustblend.htm

Soap Calculators:

http://www.thesage.com/calcs/lyecalc2.php
www.soapcalc.com

Fragrance Finder Possibly my fave website, find which suppliers sell your fave scents...be sure to check out dupes to find a fragrance oil of your fave perfume or the newest bath and body fragrance!

http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/index.php

Properties of Base Oils for Soap:

http://www.soapnuts.com/indexoils.html

INCI List (how to legally label your ingredients)

http://www.oshun.ca/inci.html

Tutorials:

How to~ Line soap molds~ http://www.candletech.com/cgi-local/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=bathandbody;action=display;num=1088130010;start=0

How to~ CP Soap~ http://www.geocities.com/blueaspenoriginals/CP_how_to.html (Thanks Sound of Vision!)

How to~ CP Soap~ http://www.soapcrafters.com/recipes_fromscratch.htm (Thanks Sound of Vision!)
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012 11:18:05 AM »

Thank you bunches  Grin
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