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  • Hello from Texas!

    Er, this is my third try at posting...I have never been on a forum before so obviously there's something I don't understand about posting. Probably won't post because it's too long - my strongest talent is talking...

    Greetings from central Texas, where the stars at night are big and bright, and we had a winter storm last night - 29 degrees here at 10:00 in the morning, and sunny - makes the icicles sparkle!

    I homeschooled our three children and will be in charge of homeschooling the grands - third one is on the way!

    I am a goat milk soap maker - cold process, trying to keep it as natural as I can, so I am going to discontinue fragrance oils and stick to essential oils. I hand rise my Nubian and Alpine dairy goats, hand milk them, and hand make the soap!

    I spin and weave at a beginner level, knit at an intermediate level, garden naturally, and am embarking on new crafts - paper making, soy candle making, and potpourri making.

    I found this site while googling for information on embellishing my soaps with botanicals...came up with a post from someone asking about it so I registered because it looked like a neat forum!

    I have read about sticking the petals, etc., onto the soap after pouring it into the loaf molds, but tried it and found it did not look great, they came off easily, and the rose buds got a little ragged looking during unmolding.
    I also read somewhere about "sticking" the botanicals on the next day, with a drizzle of clear melt and pour - texture the surface of the soap log and unmold it the next day, "glue" on the botanicals...we shall see what happens. Has anyone here tried it? Experimenting is expensive!
    Last edited by removed10; 28-01-2009, 05:48 PM. Reason: it's unclear

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    Hello and welcome to the forum
    Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars


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      to the forum
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      • #4
        From a fellow soaper
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          Welcome to the forum
          Take care




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          • #6
            Hi and a very warm to the forum. Great to have you with us. x
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              to the forum

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                Hello and welcome. 3rd time lucky, glad you're here.
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                  Hiya and a welcome from me.
                  Baby bibs with a difference...
                  We now do t-shirts up to 4 years!


                  • #10
                    trying it out

                    Okay, to post a new message - I hit "reply" or "new thread?" And I wonder if my signature will show up on it's own...let's find out....


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                      Hi Susan welcome to the forum. sorry cant help I'm into jewellery not soap. tho by the looks of it you will soon master it being a Jack of all trades like you seem to be.
                      Handmade jewellery, to buy gifts or just to treat yourself visit my website, commissions welcome or join me on facebook for a chat


                      • #12

                        You will soon get the hang of it. You started this thread when you introduced yourself and we are all posting replies to you so if you want to answer any of us on this thread, just as you have now worked out, Post Reply.
                        We have quite a few very experienced soap makers here so someone will answer you today or tomorrow.
                        God helps them that help themselves.


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                          Hello and welcome to the forum ! Nice intro with nice article.Nice to meet you .Let's have enjoy post here !
                          Mod edited signature - we don't need any stuff from Jaipur thank you.


                          • #14
                            New thread and dont worry your getting to grips with it much quicker than I did!

                            Glad you found us by the way!


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                              to the forum
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