03-31-2012, 01:14 PM
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Before the other board went down, I was working on samples of solid, cold process shaving soaps with a strong mint and some vanilla. Now that the soap is cured, would anyone be interested in a sample and let me know what you think?

The soap is free. All I ask for is the postage. If you are interested, please send me a PM.
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Update 4-14-12
Second batch of tallow based, unscented soap samples are ready. Send me a PM if interested.

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 04-04-2012, 11:31 AM
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I still have a few samples for anyone to try if you're interested.

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 04-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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Looks like I will be reformulating. From the feedback so far, the soap has lots of bubbles, but it needs a better cushion. For those of you that enjoy a strong mint with some vanilla, I would be happy to send it as a bath or body soap. it works great in that respect.

I'm thinking of adding extra mango butter in the next batch, more clay for extra slip and some stearic acid for a more stable and cushiony feel.

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 04-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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(04-04-2012, 06:04 PM)soapbuddy Wrote: Looks like I will be reformulating. From the feedback so far, the soap has lots of bubbles, but it needs a better cushion. For those of you that enjoy a strong mint with some vanilla, I would be happy to send it as a bath or body soap. it works great in that respect.

I'm thinking of adding extra mango butter in the next batch, more clay for extra slip and some stearic acid for a more stable and cushiony feel.

i'd be interested, i'm in Canada though, so not sure if you are willing to ship.

always looking to pick up nice body bars and Vanilla Mint sounds wonderful.

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 04-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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(04-04-2012, 06:04 PM)soapbuddy Wrote: Looks like I will be reformulating. From the feedback so far, the soap has lots of bubbles, but it needs a better cushion. For those of you that enjoy a strong mint with some vanilla, I would be happy to send it as a bath or body soap. it works great in that respect.

I'm thinking of adding extra mango butter in the next batch, more clay for extra slip and some stearic acid for a more stable and cushiony feel.

Is this new soap gonna be tallow or veggie based?
Is it difficult to make a soap with Pottasium or Sodium Sterates on it?

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 04-04-2012, 10:44 PM
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I can make the next batch with either tallow or veggie based. Potassium makes liquid soap. This soap is made with sodium hydroxide. The problem with stearic is that in higher %, it will make the soap seize. This next batch I'm going to see if I can saponify the stearic first then add it to the soap as I'm making it.

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 04-05-2012, 02:39 AM
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That's a bummer... thought you mailed me one the day before (thanks) and I was looking forward to it as a shave soap when I received it. Ah, well...

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 04-05-2012, 07:36 AM
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(04-04-2012, 06:04 PM)soapbuddy Wrote: Looks like I will be reformulating. From the feedback so far, the soap has lots of bubbles, but it needs a better cushion. For those of you that enjoy a strong mint with some vanilla, I would be happy to send it as a bath or body soap. it works great in that respect.

Hi Irena

What payment method(s) do you accept for shipping on these samples you are offering here?

Take care, Mike

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 04-05-2012, 08:29 AM
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(04-05-2012, 07:36 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(04-04-2012, 06:04 PM)soapbuddy Wrote: Looks like I will be reformulating. From the feedback so far, the soap has lots of bubbles, but it needs a better cushion. For those of you that enjoy a strong mint with some vanilla, I would be happy to send it as a bath or body soap. it works great in that respect.

Hi Irena

What payment method(s) do you accept for shipping on these samples you are offering here?

Take care, Mike

Hi Mike,
Paypal is the easiest.

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 04-05-2012, 10:20 AM
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(04-05-2012, 08:29 AM)soapbuddy Wrote: Hi Mike,
Paypal is the easiest.

Hi Irena

That was my fear Smile

Looks like I'm going to have to finally breakdown and set-up a PayPal account in the near future...

Take care, Mike

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 04-05-2012, 10:27 AM
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Mike,
If you PM me your email address, I can send you an invoice via Paypal, even though you're not a member yet. Paypal allows payments for non-registered members the first few times before you need to register.

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 04-05-2012, 10:34 AM
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(04-05-2012, 10:27 AM)soapbuddy Wrote: Mike,
If you PM me your email address, I can send you an invoice via Paypal, even though you're not a member yet. Paypal allows payments for non-registered members the first few times before you need to register.

Hi Irena

PM sent, thank you Smile

Take care, Mike

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 04-05-2012, 11:46 AM
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  • tgutc
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What would shipping be to Deckerville, MI? I wouldn't mind trying some and my wife loves bath soap with vanilla.

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 04-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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(04-05-2012, 11:46 AM)tgutc Wrote: What would shipping be to Deckerville, MI? I wouldn't mind trying some and my wife loves bath soap with vanilla.

A PM on its way.

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 04-05-2012, 02:45 PM
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Hi Irena, received my sample today, love the scent.Can not wait to lather it up tomorrow.

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 04-05-2012, 02:52 PM
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(04-05-2012, 02:45 PM)Howler Wrote: Hi Irena, received my sample today, love the scent.Can not wait to lather it up tomorrow.

I'm glad to see that the samples are arriving safely. Thank you for letting me know.

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 04-05-2012, 03:12 PM
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If any are still available I would be interested in testing some out.

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 04-06-2012, 07:47 AM
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if any are still available I would be interested as well.

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 04-06-2012, 08:06 AM
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Everyone so far has been sent a message. Thanks for your interest.

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 04-06-2012, 10:40 AM
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I received my sample today. I'll be trying it this weekend, in an old Yardley bowl. Thanks, Irena.

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