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Methods

CSDBHP=Closed System Double Boiler Hot Process (one pot inside another, lids on both pots) See below under DBHP.
CSHP= Closed System Hot Process (pressure cooker) A closed system HP method where a pressure cooker is used at the closed system.
CP = Cold Process -Oils, water and lye are added together and no heat is applied in the process. The saponification process produces heat.
CPHP = Crock Pot Hot Process -The fats and lye water are brought to trace, then cooked in a crockpot until the lye is neutralized (finished saponifying the fats). Scent and additives may be added at the end of the cook, then the thick batter is plopped into molds.
CPOP = Cold Process/Oven Process - The soap is made as in CP and then usually placed in a mold and heated in the oven at very low temperatures to achieve a gel.
DBHP = double boiler hot process - A hot process method using a double boiler. Fats and oils are melted in a double boiler, remove and the lye is added as in CP. At trace the soap pot is placed back onto the lower pot full of water with a lid and is cooked on very low simmer for 1 to 2 hours. The soap paste is then placed in molds, cooled and then can be used right away.
DHHP = direct heat hot process - A HP method where the soap mixture is heated by placing the soap pot directly on the stove.
DWCP = Discount Water Cold Process - The water that is added to the lye is slightly discounted to decrease the cure time and then it is soaped CP. (Not for the inexperienced).
HP = Hot Process - All ingredients are added to a pot that is placed over or in a heat source. The heat source can be anything: stove (this is the direct heat reference), microwave, oven, crock pot. The ingredients are often stirred frequently through the various stages of the saponification process. The stirring and heating continue until the excess water is evaporated off. This method allows for the soap to be used once it is cooled.
ITMHP = in the mold hot process - A HP method where the traced soap mixture is placed in a mold and then heated to achieve gel.
M&P/MP = Melt & Pour - Refers to a soap base that is purchased and can be melted and then poured into molds.
MWHP = microwave hot process - A HP method where the soap pot is heated in the microwave.
OHP = Oven Hot Process - An HP method where the oven is used as the heat source.
RDBHP=Regular Double Boiler Hot Process - See above under DBHP.
RT = Room Temperature - Refers to the temperature of oils, fats, and lye
RTCP = Room Temperature Cold Process - As in cold process, the oils water and lye are added together when they are at room temperature.
RTDWCP = Room Temperature discount water cold process - A CP method where the fats, oils and lye are combined at room temperature. The water added to the lye is discounted to decrease cure time.

Ingredients/Equipment

ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar
AKO=Apricot Kernal Oil
AO= Animal Oils
AVG = Aloe Vera Gel
BMP= buttermilk powder
BTMS = Behentrimonium Methosulfate
CB = cocoa butter
CM = Coconut Milk
CMP coconut milk powder
CO = Coconut Oil
DPG = Dipropylene Glycol
DSM = Dead Sea Mud
DSS = Dead Sea Salt
EDTA = ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
EO = essential oil
EPO = evening primrose oil
EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil
EW = E Wax
FCO = fractionated coconut oil – stays liquid at low temperatures
FLO = Flavoring Oil
FO = fragrance oil
GM = goats milk
GMP= goat milk powder
GSE = grapefruit seed extract
HO = Hazelnut Oil
IPM = isopropyl myristate
KOH=Potassium Hydroxide (used for liquid soap)
OO = Olive Oil
OM= Oatmeal
OM&H/OMH=Oatmeal & Honey
NaOH=Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda or Lye)
PKO = palm kernel oil
POO - Pomace Olive Oil
RBO = Rice Bran Oil
ROE = Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
ROO = Refined Olive Oil
SAO = Sweet Almond Oil
SB = Shea Butter or Stick Blender
SL = Sodium Lactate
SLSa = Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate
SS= Stainless Steel
TD = Titanium Dioxide
TRO = Turkey Red Oil
VCO=Virgin Coconut Oil
Syndet = a gussied up name for melt & pour.
Tocopherol = vitamin E

People

BF = boyfriend
BIL = brother-in-law
DH = dear husband
DD = dear daughter
DF = dear fiance
DIL = daughter-in-law
DS = dear son
DW = dear wife
ExDH= Ex damn husband
FIL = father-in-law
GD = granddaughter
GF = girl friend
GM = grandmother
GP = grandpa/grandfather
GS = grandson
MIL = mother-in-law
OH = other half
SIL = sister-in-law/son-in-law
SO = Significant other
STBX = soon to be ex

Expressions

AFIK = As far as I know
B&B = Bath and Body
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By the way
DOS = Dreaded orange spots in soap
ETA = Edited to Add
FO HO=one who is hopelessly fragrance obsessed
FSOT=For Sale Or Trade
FWIW=For What It's Worth
FYI = for your information
GRAS = Generally regarded as safe
GTFO= get the **** out (conveys great disbelief)
HSD=Happy Soap Dance (expression of "joy" for a successful soap batch)
HTH = Hope that helps
IDSO = In desperate search of
IFNO = In frantic need of
IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IMNSHO= in my not so humble opinion
ISO = In search of
JMHO = Just my humble opinion
KWIM = Know what I mean
LOL = Laughing out loud
LMAO = Laughing my ass off
NP = no problem
OIC = oh I see
OMG=Oh My Goodness or God
OOB = Out of Bottle Review (scents)
OPS = Other Peoples Stuff or Soap
OT= off topic
OTOH = On the other hand
PITA = pain in the ass
PM = private message
pml peeing myself laughing
PMP = peeing my pants
PPL = people
ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLOL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud
TBQH = to be quite honest
TTFN = Ta Ta for now
TIA = Thanks in advance
WTF-What the !@@###
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Other

ABS= African Black Soap
FBB = foaming bath butter
FM = Flea Market or Farmers Market
gtt = drop
INCI = The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients
LS = Liquid Soap
MSDS=Material Safety Data Sheet (refers to the safety issues of an ingredient)
NF = National Formulary
OTC = Over the Counter
PPO = per pound of oil

TIA = Thanks in advance
WTF-What the !@@###
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Other

ABS= African Black Soap
FBB = foaming bath butter
FM = Flea Market or Farmers Market
gtt = drop
INCI = The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients
LS = Liquid Soap
MSDS=Material Safety Data Sheet (refers to the safety issues of an ingredient)
NF = National Formulary
OTC = Over the Counter
PPO = per pound of oil

 
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