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Old 09-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #61
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I have a chocolate mint soap I made for my first batch like that. I'm afraid i'll be sticky from the cocoa. haha

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:12 AM   #62
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That grey/black soap is BITCHEN. Like something Saddam Hussein would stock in a gilded marble soapdish in one of his his sci-fi/fantasy art-filled orgy palaces.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:14 AM   #63
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(in a good way)

(as in, I want to make a batch of it right now)

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:20 AM   #64
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #65
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"We were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them"

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That's an awesome quote!

Not sure what color lather the grey soap will give. I'll try out a piece in a week or two and report back.

Does anyone know the location of a sci-fi/fantasy art-filled orgy palace? If so, I'll donate a charcoal bar to it... as long as I get a free or reduced rate membership in return.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #66
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Would there be a big difference if you used lard vs. olive oil?

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #67
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Would there be a big difference if you used lard vs. olive oil?
I just saw this question, so sorry I didn't answer. The answer is "yes. And no". What I mean is, the saponification amounts are different and the lard is harder in soap at least initially. But lard makes a lovely soap, so as long as you adjust the amount of lye (use a soaping calculator!), it should be great.



I made a batch of bastille soap today (bastardized castille). I have a friend in Texas with extremely sensitive skin, so I made up some "baby soap" without color or fragrance, and I will give it to him in February when I see him. I also have a friend with scleroderma, and I'm not sure what she can tolerate so I'll see if this works for her as well.

I'm making soap with different recipes, and finding what I like best. I really like the tallow soaps, it turns out. I only have 6 ounces of rendered tallow left, so I hope I either get a deer soon with my bow, or I get some extra fat when I pick up my side of grass-fed beef in a week or so.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #68
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I've made soap a few times and are wondering if there is a good soap for/against psoriasis?

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #69
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Yooper, I bet you could put the word out to some local hunters, or maybe some deer processors. They might be willing to get you some deer fat for cheap around this time of year.

I think a lot of people don't use much of it in general. Most of the people I know throw out the fat and mix their venison burger up with pork fat for flavor.

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Yooper, I bet you could put the word out to some local hunters, or maybe some deer processors. They might be willing to get you some deer fat for cheap around this time of year.

I think a lot of people don't use much of it in general. Most of the people I know throw out the fat and mix their venison burger up with pork fat for flavor.
What has this world come to.

But a deer-fat soap would be awesome.
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