Useful Abreviations

Ever wanted to know what ITMHP was? Wondered who DH was? And what is someone doing when they are ROFL-ing? Read on to find out! Most people write in shorthand in emails so it pays to learn some of these:


DH - dear heart, dratted husband, dear husband.
DS/DD/DGD/DGS - dear son/daughter/granddaughter/grandson
SIL - sister in law, son in law
BIL - brother in law
DIL - daughter in law (and so on!)
BF - boyfriend
SO - significant other
BH - better half

ATM - at the moment
BBL - be back later
BFN - bye for now
BRB - be right back
BTW - by the way
FWIW - for what it's worth
GGG - giggle
GRH - grinning, running and hiding
GSHIWMP - giggling so hard I wet my pants
HTH - hope this/that helps
IDK - I don't know
IMHO - in my honest/humble opinion
IOW - in other words
LMK - let me know
LOL - lots of laughs/laugh out loud
NP - no problems
NSR - non-soaping related
OT - off topic
OTOH - on the other hand
PLMK - please let me know
PTM - please tell me
ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMHO - rolling on floor laughing my head off
SGTM - sounds good to me
TTYS - talk to you soon
TIA - thanks in advance
TIC - tongue in cheek
TTFN - tata for now
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get

EO - essential oil
FO - fragrance/fragrant oil
SS - stainless steel
PVC - a type of plastic, usually found as downpipe or tubing that can be used as a mould
PET - a type of plastic that won't melt in contact with EOs
GM - goat milk
DOS - dreaded orange spots
HSD - happy soap dance (expression of joy for a successful batch of soap)
MWM - Milky Way Mold/Mould
OM - oatmeal
OM&H - oatmeal and honey
regs - the laws governing the ingredients, manufacturing and labeling of soap and cosmetic products.

CP - cold process
HP - hot process
ITMHP - in the mould hot process (also referred to as CPOP (cold process hot process))
DHHP - direct heat hot process
DBHP - double boiler hot process
CSDBHP - closed system double boiler hot process
CPHP - crock pot hot process
MWHP - microwave hot processs
M&P - melt and pour
For these methods, see here

;) wink and smile
; coy wink
:) normal smile (number of mouths is proportional to happiness)
:( sad face
:D or VBG very big grin
>:) evil grin
:O) clown face
:P poking tongue out


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