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Cody replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'HOMEGROWN101: How to Make Cold-Process Lye Soap'
"I actually started making soap from rendered fats...they always did end up being very good bars.  Over time my soaps have morphed into more vegan varieties...really settled into a veggie bar now (<1% animal product...beeswax)  There is…"
Nov 12, 2011
Cody replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'HOMEGROWN 101: DIY Laundry Detergent'
"I've just got to say...that EWG article is very misleading if you take it at face value.  As with all chemicals in any household...they should be kept out of the reach of children.  But borax?  Well yes, keep it away from…"
Nov 11, 2011
Cody replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'HOMEGROWN101: How to Make Cold-Process Lye Soap'
"What kind of carrier oils do you prefer...and do you use your homemade bar soaps to make your laundry soap?  For my soaps, I use organic coconut, organic and sustainable palm, organic extra-virgin olive, castor, sweet almond and avocado oils…"
Nov 11, 2011
Cody replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'HOMEGROWN101: How to Make Cold-Process Lye Soap'
"Good to see this discussion started.  I have been making cold process for just over nine years and am always surprised to see how many people find the process slightly intimidating.  Hopefully an open discussion will help others help…"
Nov 11, 2011
Cody replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"Hello, very new to this discussion but I do have some insights...   Why boil the bagel?  There are a few reasons.  First and foremost, boiling the bagel helps in setting the crust which prevents the bagel from rising further while…"
Nov 11, 2011
Cody joined jonmesser's group


Home baking of bread deserves its own group!
Nov 11, 2011
Cody is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jan 27, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Environmentally friendly chemistry guy
A bit about me:
A chemist by trade, fed up with preservatives and all things artificial. I've been making homemade cold-process soap for the past nine years...looking for others with similar interests to discuss some ideas.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
White beans, spinach and garlic-roasted fennel salad with lemon-pesto grilled chicken
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The Coming Plague
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My latest DIY project:
hmm...new soap molds.
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