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    I saw Room by Room the other night on HGTV, and now I'm obsessed with trying to make my own decorative soaps. The ones that they made were done simply with melting the soap bars down and then pouring into molds.

    I'd be interested in hearing anything about this from those of you who have tried it.



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    http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,1531,FF.html

    This site had some nice ideas.

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    http://www.geocities.com/collettecfitz/

    This site has some beginner soaps and toiletries.

    Carrie

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    http://www.holidayorganizer.com/gifts/soap/index.html

    This site has some good info too.

    Brandy

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    Chelle, here's another site:

    http://www.victorian-essence.com/Library/Library.htm

    Carrie

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    http://www.farnorthsoap.com/junerecipes.htm

    This link shows some good basic soap recipes too.

    Kellyfish

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    I tried lye soap a long time ago and it came out okay. I am thinking about trying it again sometime.

    Here are a couple of sites for lye soapmaking.

    http://users.silverlink.net/~timer/

    http://ak.essortment.com/homemadebathpr_ojs.htm

    The second like has other bath products as well as soap.

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    I made my first batch of Melt & pour today. It really is addicting. I checked out ebay today also and have just ordered the cutest things, can't wait to get them. They are Goldfish bags like you get at the fairs. I ordered some clear glycerine soap for them.

    Today I made cocunut oil with oatmeal soap.

    Tomorrow I am going to try putting Tea Tree oil in the cocunut oil soap. I buy Tea Tree Oil bars of soap for 3.35 a piece!

    Scooby

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    Originally posted by scooby
    I made my first batch of Melt & pour today. It really is addicting. I checked out ebay today also and have just ordered the cutest things, can't wait to get them. They are Goldfish bags like you get at the fairs. I ordered some clear glycerine soap for them.

    Today I made cocunut oil with oatmeal soap.

    Tomorrow I am going to try putting Tea Tree oil in the cocunut oil soap. I buy Tea Tree Oil bars of soap for 3.35 a piece!

    Scooby
    Are you making something like this?
    It's so adorable. I would love to make soaps. It's on my list of must do's. *sigh* I really need to make more time for things I want to do.

    Please whenever you want to share your tips on soapmaking, I know a lot of us are interested.

    Sara
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    That's it Sara! I think that is the neatest! Living in Florida alot of my friends have their bathrooms decorated in Fish/ocean themes and I thought these would be great gifts.

    I'll let you know how the Tea Tree Soap turns out.

    Scooby

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    Lightbulb Is glycerin soap as easy as it looks to make?

    I would like to make glycerin soap. It looks so easy to make.

    Any tips?

    I know nothing about soapmaking, so bear with me here.

    Sara

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    I found this one too. This is cute for glycerin soaps.
    http://www.crafts4kids.com/projects/dinosoap.htm
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    These are nice molded soaps too.
    http://www.handcraftersvillage.com/h...ture_soap.html
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    This one is made with a rubber stamp. I think that's a pretty idea too.

    http://www.handcraftersvillage.com/h...eart_soap.html
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    wow Sara those are neat, thanks for sharing. Things have beenretty hectic here so I haven't had a chance to do anymore.

    Scooby

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