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Okay, I'm going to be putting in an order to the natural soap and skincare ingredients place at http://www.handmadesoap.ca/.  Some items would be more economical to buy in bulk and split.  Does anybody else want to add something to my order, and when you pay me back we'll split the shipping charge?  The store is in Ontario and the maximum shipping is $12 for up to 40lb of stuff. My order was already at $10 for shipping, and there's at least 10lb worth of space left.

I'm getting
  • 1lb Natramulse (emulsifying wax) (could be split)
  • 1-2lb pure pressed golden cocoa butter ($10/lb in 1lb lumps, but $9/lb in the 5lb size)
  • 1-2lb Ghana ivory unrefined shea butter ($11/lb in 1lb lumps, but $10/lb in the 5lb size)
  • 1oz Optiphen (preservative)
  • 4oz sodium lactate (humectant)
  • 50ml  each of these essential oils: 10x folded orange, european lavender, patchouli, and maybe balsam peru (could be split)
Please let me know within a week if you are interested.  I'm looking at you, Allison.  The cocoa and shea butters are great for your skin as they are or mixed into other things; the emulsifying wax is for making lotions and creams that mix oil and water.
Would love to snag 1lb each of cocoa butter and shea butter.

And one oz. of that Wild Heart essential oil blend.


Also: I want your health-food-store source for cocoanut oil. :-D (Plots nut-free massage butter for use at a massage-party to be held some time in the future. Until then, I stick with the canola oil. ;-)
Natural Food Pantry on York has at least half a dozen brands, several in 1 or 2 pound jars. If the liquid-only stuff is preferred, the NASA Indian store at Booth/Somerset has I think 250ml jars for around $3, and around the same for almond oil. (They also have henna, rosewater, and orangewater.)

Natural Food Pantry also had decently priced buckwheat honey (humectant with minerals and stuff), and at least 6 other specialty cooking oils like avocado, grapeseed, and walnut.

The stuff that's hard to find is exactly what I'm special-ordering: the cosmetic-specific butters, oils, and purpose-specific ingredients like emulsifiers.

Date: 2008-10-20 12:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ilanikhan.livejournal.com
Are they able to ship lye?

Date: 2008-10-20 04:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] arndis.livejournal.com
I don't know. I didn't see it in the store, and I just went looking for it specifically. I suggest asking the store owner, and also asking amazon_syren above, since I think she had some idea where to get it locally.

Date: 2008-10-20 10:09 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ilanikhan.livejournal.com
I just read the site (like I should have before asking...) it doesn't look like it. I'll have to ask Amazon_syren as you suggested.

Thanks

Date: 2008-10-20 02:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] selinara.livejournal.com
I would love to get in on this too, if possible.

I was eyeing the cocoa and shea butters (1lb ea.) 1oz. of the Wild Heart blend, and 8oz. of the Avocado oil.

And I came up with this list before I saw the replies. :) Great minds and all...

Date: 2008-10-20 04:31 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] arndis.livejournal.com
I would love to get the total butters up to the 5lb mark on one kind, at least, to reduce the prices for all of us. :)

I think we have ample free poundage in the box, so...

Date: 2008-12-29 10:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] arndis.livejournal.com
I sent you your stuff via Andrew. :) The total for it is $50.29 after tax and shipping, so when you have the chance to send it along, please do. Thanks!

Date: 2008-12-30 03:56 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] selinara.livejournal.com
Andrew and I have made plans to make the transfer on Wednesday.
Thanks so much!!!!

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