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Old 09-03-2014, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions. Sewnoma, I wish I lived near you and could learn by watching an expert!
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:57 AM
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Oh goodness, I'm so rusty I'll probably destroy at least one batch trying to get back into the swing of things!!

It is a lot of fun though, and for me it was really addicting. Just as addicting as quilting is turning out to be!
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:01 AM
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Interesting! I had considered trying to make some home-made soaps. It is a little more complicated than I thought. Maybe I will try some melt and pour and some without lye and leave it to those of you who are a little more into it.
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Again, so much knowledge here. Thanks for all the info. Truly at this time, this is over my head to start into it. I've made over 60 washcloth and dishcloths for gifting. I was planning on giving soaps with them, NOW I'm not making them. was planning on it, but so much is involved, I'll try to find a shop that sells homemade soaps as gifts. I don't know if the giftees will appreciate the homemade soaps for the price I'll pay. Maybe for by dh's boss, I always make her a gift, and she seems to like them.

I love this thread and will continue to follow it. Very interesting information.

Thank you to all that have contributed to it.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:13 AM
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Lynnie, if you want to buy a relatively large amount of soap (like over a dozen bars), I'd recommend going someplace like etsy and contacting some of the soap sellers and see if they'll give you a bulk discount. My individual soaps sold for a lot more than if someone was willing to buy a whole batch, especially if they didn't want me to package them (I had fancy boxes, I trimmed each bar, etc.). That saved me time and materials and I'd give steep discounts (nearly half off) if they'd buy an entire batch at a time and all they wanted was for me to slice it into bars for them. My batches were 16 or 32 bars each, depending on which mold I was using. Plus it's so much less hassle to box up a dozen or so bars for one person, rather than a dozen individual sales. I loved my (few) bulk-buy customers!

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Thanks for the advice. i'll ck tomorrow morning
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Where was the Restaurant supply store? I live near Sacramento.
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