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  • Posted in thread: Made my 1st soap!!! on 01-19-2017 at 06:34 AM
    Also do a zap test before unmolding. If there's no zap it can come out (assuming it's hard
    enough and won't dent or nick easily). With a seize you can get very quick saponification
    compared to batches...

  • Posted in thread: Poor (Wo)Man's Coffee Scent: A Goofy Experiment on 01-19-2017 at 06:20 AM
    If that works you could sure save a lot of money trying to find the perfect FO :-P

  • Posted in thread: Good patchouli fragrance oil on 01-19-2017 at 03:06 AM
    Another patch lover here. Use the real stuff; it is unlikely you will find a good artificial
    comparison. Try an orange-patch blend at 2:1 with a combined total of 5-7%. It's divine!Would
    you post the ...

  • Posted in thread: Should I make a 500ml mold on 01-19-2017 at 02:39 AM
    Good idea to make a small mold like that, assuming you want to soap a lot, try a lot of new
    things, or don't get very dirty :). It is way more economical for ingredients. I almost
    exclusively use my 1...

  • Posted in thread: A couple of first timers on 01-18-2017 at 04:41 AM
    Well then maybe they won't be so hard to use. Cuz if it hadn't fallen apart, I'd have left them
    on the counter to look at for a very long time!

  • Posted in thread: Home Sweet Home swap - US on 01-18-2017 at 04:25 AM
    I unmolded and weighed the soaps today. The heart is only 1.85 oz. I'm sure cured it will go
    down to 1.6 oz. The rose is 2.7 oz and will probably drop down to 2.45 oz. Your choice, just
    let me know wh...

  • Posted in thread: SMF January 2017 Challenge: Gradient Layer on 01-18-2017 at 02:34 AM
    Wow. I just looked at the entry photos.This is going to be a difficult challenge to choose a
    winner on!Very nice entries.No kidding! Fabulous, everyone! Love seeing these beautiful soaps.
    But Howie, y...

  • Posted in thread: Home Sweet Home swap - US on 01-17-2017 at 06:15 AM
    ^^Is that for the swap? If so I want a heart shape!

  • Posted in thread: SMF January 2017 Challenge: Gradient Layer on 01-17-2017 at 06:09 AM
    Wow, it's spectacular newbie - love how you captured the glow and shimmer. I need to take soap
    design and photography lessons from you!

  • Posted in thread: SMF January 2017 Challenge Entry Thread- Gradient Layer on 01-17-2017 at 05:58 AM
    I aimed for a soft green spa soap with a calm, dark reflection escalating to brightness. The
    horizon is marked with a thin line of a/c soap. I laid seven gradations above the line and
    three below, but...


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