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    SMF July 2020 Challenge - Welded Soap

    On the bright side, the pink is really pretty.
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    SMF July 2020 Challenge - Welded Soap

    Did they at least stick? I am hoping for a gorilla glue bond
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    Confetti Soap Ideas

    These are a couple I have done. One is chunks from trying to cut straight bars from a slab. The other is crumbled soap curls from planing soap
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    Yellow liquid pooling on top of soap? Not sure if sweat/separation, etc

    Where do you get beer powder? I have been boiling the beer from the basement fridge that was left over from a party last year!
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    Powdered buttermilk

    I use shea, mango and cocoa butters all in solid form. I do 5% on each. My girlfriends love it as a facial bar.
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    Powdered buttermilk

    I use that brand of powdered buttermilk in my triple butter soap. I mix in 1 scoop pp of oils. I add it to the oils and mix it in. Then I wait a couple of minutes and mix it in again. I find that by waiting a minute and mixing a second time it has time to hydrate in the oils. Watch it...
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    SMF July 2020 Challenge - Welded Soap

    I am also thinking that for this challenge I can use a FO that moves a little quicker since I don’t need a lot of time to design while actually making the soap.
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    SMF July 2020 Challenge - Welded Soap

    1. AMD - not sure how I feel about firing up the oven in this heat! 2. szaza - always wanted to try this! 3. MarnieSoapien _ This looks like fun! 4. dibbles - soap welding it is! 5. bookreader451 - 7 months in, can't chicken out now!
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    Not the only one sweating, in the cellar.....

    My basement gets really humid in the summer too. I run a dehumidifier all year to keep my soap in 45% humidity. We just bought a new one a couple of weeks ago because the old one quit on us.
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    Crisco in soap?

    The soy is a small percentage of the oil in the mix and I add ROE to every batch of soap I make, regardless of the oils used, to avoid DOS.
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    Crisco in soap?

    Walmart replaced the palm/tallow with a tallow/lard blend. I have used it and it makes a nice hard bar. I was actually surprised how much I liked it. I just used the GV shortening value on soap calc and had no issues at all.
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    Coronavirus

    It has to do with community and mutual support during a time of crisis. It has to do with a place to go during isolation. A place to laugh about toilet paper, a place to console those who have lost someone. No, it has nothing to do with soap and everything to do with who we are as empathetic...
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    Coronavirus

    I know, if my great-great grandparents were from Canada and I can prove my family was there in the 1700's can I come?
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    Coronavirus

    I said it before and will say it again. I can't believe that wearing a mask to protect yourself, and loved ones, has become a hot button political issue. What a sorry state of affairs during a world wide pandemic. We need to be in this together not arguing about who has credibility and who...
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    Coronavirus

    We have had friends over, outside. Maybe your mom could have a lady's tea outside, just a couple of persons at a time. Chairs spread apart, with individual side tables, is how we have been distant together.
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