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May. 3rd, 2009 12:55 pm
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I'm Carys, from Oregon in the US. I've been making soap for about 13 years. I started with melt and pour, moved on to cold process, discovered hot process, and never looked back (cleaning up *soap* instead of lye and fat!! \o/ )

I make a big batch every so often. It's mostly for my own use, but every so often I make enough to sell the extras.

I use the same olive/almond/coconut blend of food-grade organic oils for each kind, and then add "flavorings" once the soap's cooled. Some of my flavors:
  • Chocolate mint
  • Coffee and cream garden soap
  • Mocha
  • Mexican chocolate
  • Calendula and chamomile
  • Sandalwood spice
  • Lavendar mint

    ~C
  • Date: 2009-05-04 01:44 am (UTC)
    lauredhel: two cats sleeping nose to tail, making a perfect circle. (Default)
    From: [personal profile] lauredhel
    Hi Carys, nice to hear from you. Do you have any photos of your soap?

    The cleaning-up-soap thing is what I like about DWCP :) It's all soap by the end of the day, or often before. I don't have the energy to clean up straight away anyhow (I have pretty severe CFS), so I just put the utensils in an inaccessible corner of the bench until cleanup time.

    Date: 2009-05-04 05:43 am (UTC)
    lauredhel: two cats sleeping nose to tail, making a perfect circle. (Default)
    From: [personal profile] lauredhel
    Small world isn't it? Wonder why so many of us end up soaping - colud be because of the chemical sensitivity weirdness, maybe? Yes, DWCP is discounted water cold process, handy for a high-olive soaper like me.

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    Date: 2009-05-05 02:03 am (UTC)
    lauredhel: two cats sleeping nose to tail, making a perfect circle. (Default)
    From: [personal profile] lauredhel
    Oh, I love your marbling! What a great effect. (It's not too big for her, btw - it's meant to partially be a photos comm, too.)

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