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Old 09-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Leah52
You could try melt and pour soap bases from somewhere like Bramble Berry. You can get a 7 pound sample set for $20, pour it into a Rubbermaid container instead of a "real" mold and it wouldn't cost too much. Essential oils would add some cost but you could always just go with unscented. Another idea is to get the ends and pieces assortments from other soap makers, you can usually get a mixed bag for a decent price.
Hint: really want to stretch your soap?? Melt your odds and ends in water as suggested above to make liquid soap!

And yes, the supplies to get started CAN be expensive, but they don't have to be. The most important part is the oils should be good quality. You can get a metal spoon, a glass bowl, and a plastic shoe box for a mold at the dollar store. Just don't use any of your good kitchen stuff for soap making. It shouldn't be reused after you use it to make soap.
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