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« on: October 03, 2007 12:31:49 AM »

Made my first batch of soap today and turned out as well as I could have hoped for. The book of recipies that I bought all called for the "Avocado and Cucumber" soap base. It worked well and all but for all my soaps, there's a bit of a smell to it which gets a little redundant when making different soap recipes so what I'm wondering is, will the recipe generally work the same if I substitute the A&C for another unscented, perhaps Goat's Milk, soap base?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007 12:55:32 AM »


and eventually you will be able to create your own recipes...

i myself have never used someone elses, i just used them as research points and moved on...

your best bet is a very high quality plain base that you can add anything YOU want too...i buy a clear and a white of my favorite (SFIC) and then i add shea butter (sometimes, i actually prefer it without now) and other things...i actually find this soap is the best on my skin plain, it moisturizes and cleans really well...my hubby likes it with sea salt, my sister likes 2 bars, one with tea or oatmeal and one plain with lavender....her hubby likes it plain......i add cocoa butter to my handsoaps because it is really nice on the skin, but since it is comodogenic, and everyone in my house has acne, we leave it out of body bars...i also like to add lavender buds for color (and regular colorants too obviously)...

there are a couple other butters i am buying in the new year, that i will be adding to my soaps, mango, and coffee and macadamia off the top of my head...i know there were a couple more i just cant remember them now...haha...

but it all starts with the plain white soap base ( obviously clear doesnt take butter additives well!)

you can also get powedered goats milk to add...

if you go to my profile there is a link to lonestar candle supply, they have the best price for SFIC i have found, and the more you buy, the cheaper it is...they dont sell additives though...they do sell lots of scents, and almost all are skin safe and are the best price around too.....

if you have any other questions, feel free to PM me

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