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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 27, 2011 6:48 PM CST
what do you use in your soaps/
Name: Sherry
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keystone
Aug 29, 2011 8:16 AM CST
I use a variety of oils, but coconut oil and olive oil are my two main ingredients. I also use shea butter alot, and if I'm making a facial soap, I will use jojoba, macadamia, and avocado oils.
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wren
Aug 29, 2011 10:15 AM CST
That sounds good.
Mom and I have problems with soap because of the fragrant they put in them.
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keystone
Aug 29, 2011 11:09 AM CST
I do use synthetic fragrance oils, but I can make soap without it. Essential oils are usually easier on the skin, but the saponification process soemtimes "eats" the scent and it ends up not smelling like anything all. Lemongrass essential oil is one that I have found that stays intact in the soap. Key Lime essential oil is also one that stays fairly well.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 29, 2011 5:57 PM CST
I can use some of the Essential oils but not all. Peppermint is one that I use when I get a headach.
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keystone
Aug 31, 2011 9:07 AM CST
Newver tried peppermint essential oil in soap, although I do have an essential oil called Japanese Peppermint. I know it's kind of boring, but you might be one of those people who does better with soap that has no scent at all.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 31, 2011 12:50 PM CST
That is what I usually get.
I use the peppermint oil straight not in a soap

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