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  1. Primrose

    Not soap

    Yep, i have had two sets of triplets so far and 8 more does to kid ...
  2. Primrose

    Not soap

    Hello all, just thought I'd check in. Life has been, well life. Getting in the way of soaping and all things soap related sadly. Hope to get back to it soon. I had so many ideas for the welded challenge and didn't get to make any, but the entries were awesome! Well done to everyone Here are...
  3. Primrose

    Confetti Soap Ideas

    I don't do confetti soaps often, but this is one I make regularly. The scent discolours dark brown, so I intentionally make a small thin slab of unscented white/pink/purple to cut into slivers and drop in
  4. Primrose

    Australian soap making regulations

    You must put your physical address where the soap is manufactured on the label, so that papers can be served in person if required
  5. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Thank you to everyone :D congratulations to Dibbles, Jersey Girl and mobjack but also everyone who participated and attempted this soap. An intimidating design for sure. Thank you to amd for hosting, as it's not something I think I ever would have tried without it being a smf challenge
  6. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Hiya, I just waited until it was set up enough and poured. I never cover, insulate or oven my soap I just let it do whatever it wants, gel or no gel, ash, it's all fine. These didn't gel
  7. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Thanks heaps - yep I can see it there. I really like it, especially in the darkest soap (the one that was your entry) :D
  8. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    @Kafayat Adebowale oyeniyi no I'm sorry I dont ... I havent ventured into doing videos yet but I'd like to at some point! @dibbles I am so intrigued by that line that you got in yours, where the two sides meet. I am going to have to have another go at this to try to emulate it, because I love...
  9. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    If you mean the straight line section ... At a guess maybe half an hour? I poured each one at emulsion, which in my experience has been the key to getting nice straight lines. I then washed my bowls, waited for the lye to melt my frozen milk, and by the time I was ready to pour again the first...
  10. Primrose

    Recipe's how many is to many

    To be honest 95% of my customers dont actually give a rats about the ingredients in the soap. All they care about is that it smells pretty, it lathers well, and it doesnt disappear too quickly. Although the one caveat to that is they do want to know that its all palm free
  11. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Here are my non entries. I did the layers with five separate batches (but poured two full loafs, which of course turns into 4 full loafs so it actually wasn't too bad when you take that into consideration. I had this grand idea of making like a his n hers matching set but ultimately when I put...
  12. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Entry Thread - Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Here is my entry for this month's challenge, and I will put my non-entries up on the other thread. This is a tallow/lard goat milk soap, coloured with activated charcoal, titanium dioxide and micas. Scented with BB Fresh Snow. I found choosing an FO to be a conundrum for this design. I would...
  13. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    I have some ready to cut tonight, before I decide which I will enter. This has been a fun challenge and everyone's soaps have turned out beautiful!
  14. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    I agree, although I notice Kafayet you need one more post to participate (minimum of 50 posts) ... I'm not sure if your entry one counts as the last one or you need to do one more LOL
  15. Primrose

    Recipe failure?

    Not all soap recipes are created equal, and patience is a virtue with soap making. This isn't a recipe failure but a failure to give the soap the time it needs to harden and unmould cleanly. Soap has its own timeline, which will differ between recipes and sometimes between batches of the same...
  16. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Unmoulded my attempts from the other night and sliced the end off just to see, it does look like a rather forgiving technique and I'm pleasantly surprised with the results :D I have two more to do, since I got excited and poured two full loafs of layers at the same time so will have four loafs...
  17. Primrose

    Lard vs. Tallow

    I am another tallow plus lard lover. I find lard is gentler, makes a softer bar with more creamy than bubbly lather. It traces very slowly. Beef tallow gives a more bubbly and harder bar, slightly more stripping on the skin, and moves a little.more quickly to trace. Goat tallow all of these...
  18. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Well, i did the first of mine today. All I can say is, I hope it's a forgiving technique because my swirl batch using my old faithful recipe and well behaved FO accelerated :oops: because soap gremlins. Will have another go tomorrow.
  19. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    Thanks Earlene! Mostly I wondered if it did indeed need to be 'fresh' soap in order to adhere well to the second batch, or whether it could be a bit dried out, like when I put embeds into soaps. But I think you possibly answered my question anyway - so I have sliced it and wrapped it and will...
  20. Primrose

    SMF May 2020 Challenge Signup – Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl

    I have a question... How long is too long between the two batches? I made my layered batch last night and unmoulded today. Haven't cut it yet. Off to work tomorrow for a 14hr day so my next decent chance to finish it is in a couple days time. Should I wrap the layered batch or will it be fine?
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