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***To put a shortcut to the Library on your desktop***

This will only work if you are using Windows 95.
When on Library Page -
Step 1 - with mouse - place cursor arrow on clear space on page (no graphics) and right click (i.e. click with *right* mouse button)
Step 2 - From menu that comes up - click on Create shortcut
Step 3 - Click on O.K. and it's done.
When you get back to the desktop - VOILA - shortcut to Toiletries Library
Julia Newton
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***Suppliers List***

For information on being added to the Toiletries Library Suppliers list please view the Suppliers Page.
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***10 Commandments of Email***

1. Thou shalt not Flame - ever. It is the evil in humankind to do so.
2. Thou shalt respect opinion as it is presented, not interpreted.
3. Thou shalt learn in a loving light.
4. Thou shalt be temperate and seek the good in people.
5. Thou shalt not type when in anger, nor post the angered typing (anywhere).
6. Thou shalt not gossip in Email (private or public).
7. Thou shalt treat others as you would like to be treated.
8. Thou shalt keep self from Emailing if it cannot be done in a positive way.
9. Thou shalt help, and if you cannot, then do no harm.
10. Thou shalt offer guidance, not ridicule.
Terry Shay
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***Co-op Ettiquete***

Co-ops are a GREAT way to get bulk prices on high priced items, but I thought I would put in my 2 cents worth on how they run.

1. PRICE: The price listed isn't the price you will end up paying. Whoever is organizing a co-op has to have the stuff shipped to them and then repackage it to send it to the participants. So you have to pay for the shipping to them and then to you and something for the re-packaging as well. The savings are because the dedicated soul who is organizing the co-op isn't charging for all their time.

2. TIME: You will not get co-op goods as quickly as you would if you were ordering them on your own. The organizer is wise to collect payment before they place an order. Then, as mentioned above, the goods have to be shipped and broken up. My guess is that 2 months is not unreasonable to wait for a co-op order.

3. COURTESY: When you agree to join a co-op it is vital that you do what you can to keep things moving. That means responding to the organizer if they have questions, making payment on time, and sending a pre-addressed label in with your payment. Think of what you can do to make it easier for the volunteer.

4. COMMITMENT: Once you have committed to the co-op try very hard not to back out. The organizer has gotten the best price based on purchasing a certain quanity. They should not get "stuck" with people who don't follow through with their commitments. If you find you have to back out notify the organizer as soon as possible. They may have time to revise the order or know of people who wanted to get in on the co-op before it was closed.
Barbara Cooke
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***INCI Names***

INCI names for various types of soap:
Oil/Fat/Butter INCI Name
Butter Sodium Butterate
Castor Oil Sodium Castorate
Cocoa Butter Sodium Cocoa Butterate
Coconut Oil Sodium Cocoate
Lard (Beef Tallow) Sodium Tallowate
Mango Butter Sodium Mango Butterate
Olive Oil Sodium Olivate
Palm Kernel Oil Sodium Palm Kernelate
Palm Oil Sodium Palmate
Peanut Oil Sodium Peanutate
Shea Butter Sodium Shea Butterate
These INCI names assume that you are using Sodium Hydroxide to saponify the fatty acids. If your soap uses Potassium Hydroxide, you would replace Sodium with Potassium. So the INCI name would be Potassium Butterate, Potassium Castorate, etc...
Maurice 3/11/99
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Mere listings of ingredients as in recipes, formulas, compounds or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection. However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a combination of recipes as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection.

Protection under the copyright law (Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 102) extends only to "original works of authorship" that are fixed in a tangible form (a copy). "Original" means merely that the author produced the work by his own intellectual effort, as distinguished from copying a preexisting work. Copyright protection may extend to a description, explanation, or illustration, assuming that the requirements of the copyright law are met.
I contacted the U.S. Copyright Office for a clarification on the copyright of recipes. This is a portion of the information I received.

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