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Old 10-24-2017, 02:40 AM   #1
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Default Almost perfect first time swirling! HP TD lumps

So disappointed. I made it all the way to the end of my Fluid HP charcoal soap and I had wanted to do a light swirl but I had mixed my TD into coconut milk to add after the cook. I didn't realize it wasn't mixed all the way and had some lumps because titanium dioxide is the same color as coconut milk. When I mixed it into the small amount of soap batter I separated for the white, I could see that there were some lumps but I ran out of time before my black was going to start to set and be unswirlable so I just went ahead and plopped it in. I could tell as soon as it was all in the mold that the lumps were going to be noticeable. I unmolded it and sliced a couple pieces when I got home from work and was heartbroken to see that if it hadn't been for the TD it would have been PERFECT!! The soap qualities are wonderful too. I used lard, crisco (palm), coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil. 5% superfat built into the recipe, kaolin clay dissolved in Vitamin E, activated charcoal, coconut milk, titanium dioxide (obviously), tea tree, lavender/lavandin mix, and sweet orange essential oils. No water discount for the coconut milk.

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Old 10-24-2017, 02:46 AM   #2
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No, the TD spots were 100% intentional. Now the soap is perfect

Gorgeous!


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I'd be very happy with that first swirl. The TD spots are stars - you meant to do that. Great job!
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Aww...thanks. You're both too kind.
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I think it's just lovely
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I think those are beautiful swirls! I'm jealous.


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