How Making Soap is Like Making Banana Bread

Woman Baking or Making Soap

Over the long weekend, I made some soap…and made some banana bread. It would seem at first that they don’t have much in common, but I remembered an article that I had written that discussed just that. Part of what excites me about soap and candle making is that “cooking” or “creativity” factor – how we are able to truly make our creations our own. I hope this post helps explain just how to better create your soap recipes (and candle wax blends) – and how small adjustments to your recipes can change things in wonderful ways. (Photo: Paul Gilligan / Getty Images)

How Creating a Soap Recipe is Kind of Like Making Banana Bread

How Making Soap is Like Making Banana Bread originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 09:27:35.

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Open Question: Me and my friends would like to make a film?

Me and my friends started making episodes of a made up TV soap called young Adults, but then most of them said that they didn’t want to do it anymore half way through.

Me and two of my friends who still want to do something like that don’t know what to do now as there is only three of us, but we still want to some videos/films to put on youtube, twitter, flicker etc.

What can we do now with only three of us left? If you answer -and say a film for instance- do you have any ideas what we can do and some starting points for us? Thank you lots, I am not sure what else to do now!

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Open Question: How to make my hamster like me?

I got my baby hamster, Chester, 2 days ago. I really want him to like me. Whenever I put my hand in the cage, it runs away from it. Even if there are treats on it. He doesn’t like the treats, such as cucumber and strawberry. The only treat he likes are sunflower seeds, but I don’t want to give him many of them, because he will be fat. And that won’t be good because he hates the wheel and the hamster ball. Anyway, Chester doesn’t bite. Only once, when I washed my hands with flavored soap. But if I hold him, he runs around in my hands, and if I put him on the table and keep my hands around him so he won’t run away or fall, he just keeps running away from them. What can I do so I can pick him up without him being scared?

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Open Question: How to make my hamster like me?

I got my baby hamster, Chester, 2 days ago. I really want him to like me. Whenever I put my hand in the cage, it runs away from it. Even if there are treats on it. He doesn’t like the treats, such as cucumber and strawberry. The only treat he likes are sunflower seeds, but I don’t want to give him many of them, because he will be fat. And that won’t be good because he hates the wheel and the hamster ball. Anyway, Chester doesn’t bite. Only once, when I washed my hands with flavored soap. But if I hold him, he runs around in my hands, and if I put him on the table and keep my hands around him so he won’t run away or fall, he just keeps running away from them. What can I do so I can pick him up without him being scared?

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Open Question: Test Yourself! What Celebrity are you most like!?

Which celebrity are you most like?

1.What is your favourite colour?
a. Green-Go to question 2
b. Blue- Go to question 3
c. Yellow- Go to question 4
d. Other- Go to question 5

What do you consider the most annoying advert?
a.Go Compare- Go to question 3
b. Vistaprint (make the right impression)- Go to question 4
c. Asda- Go to question 5
d. Other- Go to question 6

3. What is your favourite vegetable?
a. Peas- Go to question 4
b. Carrots- Go to question 5
c. Brussels- Go to question 6
d. Other- Go to question 7

4. You fall over a banana skin infront of your crush, you…?
a. Laugh
b. Cry
c. Go bright red
d. Other

5. What is your favourite brand of shampoo?
a. Dove- Go to question 6
b. Treseme- Go to question 7
c. Head and shoulders – Go to question 8
d. Other- Go to question 9

6. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
a. 1 – Go to question 7
b. 2 – Go to question 8
c. 3 – Go to Question 9
d. Other- Go to question 10

7. What is your favourite TV sitcom?
a. Miranda- Go to question 8
b. The IT Crowd- Go to question 9
c. Outnumbered- Go to question 10
d Other- Go to question 8

8. What is your favourite TV soap?
a. Eastenders- Go to question 9
b. Emerdale- Go to question 10
c. Corronation Street- Go to question 9
d. Other- Go to question 10

9.Which of these names makes you laugh the most?
a. Peter File- Letter A
b. Benedict Cumberpatch- Letter B
c. Willy Dickson- Letter F
d. Other- Letter D

10. Which is your favourite beer?
a. Strongbow- Letter C
b. Carlsburg- Letter H
c. Guinuss- Letter G
d. Other- Letter E

A. Selena Gomez
B. Borris Johnson
C Justin Beiber
D. Cheryl Cole
E. Johnny Depp
F. Keira Knightley
G. Miranda Heart
H. David Beckham

BTW Sorry about me and my bad spelling!

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Open Question: I like watching soaps(soap operas), i would watch this serial called ‘boston legal’ and liked it?

what i liked mostly was the conversation people had.. you see am not that good at English and am told that watching a lot of soaps will help.. so am looking for serials where there is a good deal of INFORMATIVE conversation.. in other words stuff that makes sense.. and the language should be relevant to the today’s culture.. can you please list some shows/soaps/serials that i can probably start downloading off the web and watch…

Help greatly appreciated.

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Open Question: I feel like trapped between two thoughts? NEED HELP?

I am 19. I am gay & i have like war of two thoughts or between negative & positive.
when i realized i was like guys, a thought came in my mind was that is it real ? or it is just phase. But then i remember that from childhood i always attracted to guys from that age (i think from 9) when i even don’t know The word GAY. i never talked to anything about it, at my teens where my each & every friend & my brother (his is the one who really understands me) always talk about how that girl is hot…!!!!!, Ohhh look at her boobs & curves…… but i always think ok, yeah she is beautiful (but not seductive way)

At teen we all watch p**n so do i. First i enjoyed it very well but i got really bored by straight p**n then for new experience i see a gay p**n & that really attracted me & enjoyed even more. then i started to watch gay soaps. (then i accept myself as gay & i feel so happiest person in world & proud too) When i heard word like true love / commitment, the first thought came in my mind is love between 2 guys. In fact both NPH-David Burtka & Bradgelina r my fav.couples but i found NPH & david more committed more in love.(that doesn’t mean Brandgelina r not).

But after some time once i saw a movie in one seen a gay guy was got abused. That makes me so scared but i came out from that but just for that instance a thought came in my mind should i reconsider this whole gay thing? (i know it sound so crazy & illogical) then i my mind gets distracted by other negative factors like cheating BF (but i am still single) / dis-respecting society / sexual abuse / STI’s / murder etc.

I am not a negative person. & i am not saying that these negative possibilities that I’ve mentioned gonna happen to me or i am scared or afraid of it but yeah that r bringing me down. When i accepted myself, i knew that there will very few people will be with me, society will hate me (it is not bothering me), i am in India so i am not sure that i get my true love. But i were very confident, hopeful, positive about being gay. But i think i got little bit depressed by these negative aspect. (i am not losing my hope or faith or trying to change myself).

But one part of me says don’t worry if something is destined to happens with me that will happen (i mean whole love, relation, commitment thing & other bad things too) just believe in urself & do what u want. and all is going to be well, happy & fine. But one part of thought in practical way. that there is guarantee that i will find my soul-mate, so maybe i will have to spend my rest of life like any other indian guy live or something bad could happen to me. so to make myself positive i decided to came out to my best friends & they will surely understand me. But i am not feeling confident about it.

guys i need ur opinion about the whole gay thing & tell me should i share it or came out to my friends. Thanks 4 reading & answering.

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