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Welcome to newly arriving members. Will you take a moment to drop us a line?

- Where you from?

- Do you make soap right now? If so, what kinds? what do you like?

- If not, are you interested and researching, or just here for the soap pr0n? Which is fine too.

- Any burning questions? (One free newbie q per introduction!)

Date: 2009-05-01 08:49 pm (UTC)
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (john constantine)
From: [personal profile] dingsi
Um. Hi. I'm definitely a newbie. As in, I never thought of making soap before and I have no clue, but the pictures I've seen online (courtesy of the promo/intro posts) were so yummy that I now think about trying it out. And yes, I'm fully aware that soap isn't edible as such, so "yummy" might be the wrong term, but I noticed that's often my first reaction when I see pics of soaps and cremes and lotions et cetera that I find awesome: OMG I want to bite into that! It's weird. But to my defence, some of them do look like chocolate pieces.
Oh, I'm from Germany. So I might either struggle with the translation(s) or try to find some tutorials in my own language. At the moment, most of the sites -- even the ones for beginners -- mainly confuse me. But I'm optimistic!

Date: 2009-05-01 09:34 pm (UTC)
elke_tanzer: I see Elke has another fandom... (another fandom)
From: [personal profile] elke_tanzer
I don't make soap myself, but am addicted to a few local soapsmiths' creations. Yay for soap!pr0n!

Date: 2009-05-01 11:10 pm (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
Hi

1. I'm currently living in Northern California, USA (the where are you from question is more complex than you think)

2. I don't make soap, but I like crafting and I find most kinds of crafting to be interesting.

3. Yes.

4. Not right now.

Date: 2009-05-01 11:33 pm (UTC)
ladyseishou: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladyseishou
Where from: US (midwest)
Make soap: newbie!
Interest: Very interested and trying to get my bearings before I start - [personal profile] lauredhel very helpful!
Burning questions: Is that a pun? No lye! Ummm, sorry about that. I asked earlier and so was granted three questions. Have enough info now to keep me out of hot water for a while ^__~

Date: 2009-05-02 07:41 pm (UTC)
morningapproach: (Name\\Blue Flowers)
From: [personal profile] morningapproach
windsor, Ontario.
No, but I want to start making some at some point, particularly vegan-friendly soap.
researching AND soap pron :)

Soap Intro

Date: 2009-05-12 02:54 am (UTC)
baggyeyes: Bronze Angel (Bronze Angel)
From: [personal profile] baggyeyes
Hi,

I've joined a while ago, But I had forgotten to add my name on the roll call. Sorry!

I do not currently make my own soap, but I want to. I need to lear/read more first. Thanks to my migrains, I amd extremely sensitive to scents, so I have to be careful. Right now, I'm looking at alternatives to shampoo/conditioner and regular soap, not just due to the chemicals that are manufactured in commercially available products, but also because of animal testing.

At the moment, I'm using a Fair Trade Soap. So far, I have had no adverse reactions to the scent. :) But I still want to learn how to make my own.

This sounds like an excellent community, and hopefully, an excellent resource as well. Thanks for creating it.

Date: 2010-09-19 03:23 pm (UTC)
eowyn_unquendor: Anakin by Rohandove (squee)
From: [personal profile] eowyn_unquendor
- Where you from?
I'm from Rotterdam, in Holland.
I became interested in soap when I suffered from so much dandruff that Head & Shoulders didn't work anymore. Right now I'm 'no-poo' as they call it; I've started washing my hair with Marseille soap first and when the lovely shampoo soap I'd bought in Germany was all gone. I also ditched shower gel and face cleaners for soap. Preferably natural soap; my favorite is Aleppo soap. Some time ago I bought a bar with Jasminium.
I'm also a scientist; I have a bachelor degree in physics and chemistry, and I work as a chemist :)

- Do you make soap right now? If so, what kinds? what do you like?
Here's the batch of soap I made last December, to give away and to use it myself;



It's made from 75% olive oil and 25% coconut oil and it's very fat. Right now the soap has become white with a green core, which I hadn't expected. I also didn't expect that it wouldn't be that suitable for washing my hair.

It took forever to trace! Since I hadn't measured the temperatures of the lye and the oils it took forever to get them on the same temperature. I ended up putting the lye and oil mixture au bain marie on the gas, and it costed me a whole afternoon before the reaction started.

- If not, are you interested and researching, or just here for the soap pr0n? Which is fine too.
I'm definitely researching. Since shipping soap is so expensive and I would really, really want suitable shampoo soap I think I need to make it myself. The bar I had consisted of olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil, so I hope I will be able to replicate that.

- Any burning questions? (One free newbie q per introduction!)
My current burning question is where I could buy castor oil, in Holland that is :)

Date: 2010-09-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
eowyn_unquendor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eowyn_unquendor
Argh, I lost the lye calculation!
I didn't use a blender, just a spoon because I didn't have a blender. It worked out fine I though.

Actually, this community inspired me to Google for castor oil, and it seems that the two biggest pharmacy chains here have it. I also read that no more than 1/3 of the total oils should be castor oil, so I guess I can improvise now with your hint; less olive and more coconut oil.

Yes, I do use vinegar rinses. In the beginning I needed a lot of vinegar, but right now I think I need a 10% solution. We have hard water here.

Date: 2010-09-20 02:25 am (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
From: [personal profile] firecat
SF Bay Area. newbie. someone gave me some of their home-made translucent hand soap and i loved it so i'd like to learn how to make it. plus i need unscented soap for various purposes and it's hard to find. also, soap pr0n.

Date: 2010-09-20 03:10 am (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
From: [personal profile] firecat
The hand soap was solid.

Yes, after reading the first part of your tutorial, I think I will definitely start simple. Thanks for the tips!

Date: 2010-09-23 04:47 am (UTC)
tattycat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tattycat
- Where you from?

Northern Virginia, between Manassas and Fairfax

- Do you make soap right now? If so, what kinds? what do you like?

I've been making soap sporadically for about two years. I've mostly done plain Castile soaps, and I'm branching out into scents and colors. I started because I'm allergic to SLS.

- If not, are you interested and researching, or just here for the soap pr0n? Which is fine too.

Both! I'm currently researching Renaissance Spanish soap recipes, and just edging into 18th and 19th century recipes. I'm canted toward the historic, but I also like yummy scented soaps for daily use. I particularly like food and spicy scents.

Date: 2010-09-23 07:51 pm (UTC)
tattycat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tattycat
I will do. So far my one experiment has been a spectacular fail, so I should post the whole frustrating mess and see if anyone else has any insights.

Date: 2010-11-30 10:17 pm (UTC)
jamethiel: An Australian Raven, with spirals. A painting that I owen by <user name="moonvoice"> (Raven)
From: [personal profile] jamethiel
I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd say hi anyway! I've never made soap before, but I'm thinking of getting into it. Largely because I don't want a soap with SLS in it and also, commercial soaps are almost always sweet scented rather than spicy.

Hi!

Oh. I'm from Australia--Melbourne, to be precise
Edited Date: 2010-11-30 10:19 pm (UTC)

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