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  1. SpaceCorgi94

    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    Ahahah, too right, thank you. I hadn't even realised the location of the users section on every reply on this forum 😂
  2. SpaceCorgi94

    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    That's something I'd been considering. I'd also thought about either exclusively using the fragrance oils in the brown/black parts of the soap, OR, somehow making a dark boarder for the fragrance to go in, leaving the rest of the soap inside unscented. Kinda like a cross section of a pot...
  3. SpaceCorgi94

    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    While I'm not quite fond of vanilla itself, and haven't really had much of a problem with it up til now, it's a bit disheartening to truly have it sink in that I'll never be able to make the blue/white/pink Marshmallow scented soap I spent ages designing :( Up til now if I used colour it was...
  4. SpaceCorgi94

    If I want vibrant colourful colours in my soap, am I basically destined to only use vanilla-free fragrances?

    I'm happy adding a heap of TD to my batter when I want to get them stark white, however with colours that's just not gonna be possible. Should I just look at vanilla-free FOs in the future when I'm planning on doing bright vibrant colours that don't develop a yucky tint of brown?
  5. SpaceCorgi94

    Marble #3 - Making a note here, huge success. (Still much more to be improved upon however)

    What a past 24 hours. I made my first ever mica-line soap as well as my first multi-layered soap with different textures! (Photo results of the cut at the end) here's the design I started out with. I really wanted a marble texture but I'd take whatever I could get at this point. Here's the...
  6. SpaceCorgi94

    Chocolate fudge Sundae soap (With soft serve piping!)

    UPDATE: Just cut the soap this morning. I did a water discount for this batch and i think it may have set a little too hard, it'd been less than 24h and it was VERY SOLID. Really happy with how it came out of the silicone mould, but, I do kinda get the feeling that I might need to strike a...
  7. SpaceCorgi94

    Chocolate fudge Sundae soap (With soft serve piping!)

    I have, yes! But one time I was decorating a cake I thought "Hm, there must be a more expensive and less instantly gratifying way of doing this" so started making soap 😉 Really though, thank you you're very kind! I'm so happy that so many of my friends/family are impressed with something *I* made 😱
  8. SpaceCorgi94

    Chocolate fudge Sundae soap (With soft serve piping!)

    So I made this soap today. It's my first ever piped soap. I'm ecstatic with how everything came out. The piping, while lacking in skill, had a beautiful texture, the Chocolate Melange fragrance oil smelled amazing (albeit, it did speed up my tracing, which caused a design hiccup), and I'm so...
  9. SpaceCorgi94

    How to figure how much oil for mold.

    I'm not sure if I somehow missed it (sorry if I did) but is anyone aware of a way of doing this entirely in Metric? (using ml for the mould volume and grams of oil?) Because all my units here in Metric here in Australia, I've found that trying to constantly go back and forth between converting...
  10. SpaceCorgi94

    I found a new TD no booger technique

    Do you have a photo of what you're describing here? My TD's never clumped up like this, I mix a teaspoon of TD with maybe a tablespoon of water and it quickly combines in a cup, looks kinda like a pure white mercury when I swish it around ahah
  11. SpaceCorgi94

    Does combining lye solution + oils at a higher temperature make for a harder bar of soap?

    I remember the recipe for my very first bar of soap made instructing me to wait until the lye and oils were between 30-40C (86-104F) This bar of soap ended up setting so hard, so quickly, that within just 36 hours it was flaking/crumbling around the edges as I cut it. Since then I've used...
  12. SpaceCorgi94

    Coconut layered/themed hexagonal soap (w/ dynamic top)

    That's an excellent idea! I actually had some Embers scented FO arrive in the mail yesterday, that'd be a wonderful and creative concept for a soap!
  13. SpaceCorgi94

    Coconut layered/themed hexagonal soap (w/ dynamic top)

    So more of the hexagonals today! And an extremely small batch at that too (3 soaps in total) I think I really like this batch recipe. It sets quite hard quite quickly. Not as hard as the first time I used it, although there was quite a bit more water added to it this time that may have altered...
  14. SpaceCorgi94

    Next Attempt At Marble Soap

    @AliOop lol that's fine!! No stress at all. Tbh Marbling is a technique I'd love to learn more about and try again in the future, but I feel like I've done as much as I'm willing to try right now seeing as I have many other techniques I'd love to try! So I'll definitely be coming back to these...
  15. SpaceCorgi94

    Next Attempt At Marble Soap

    I portioned out 2 seperate cups of the batch into smaller cups for colouring before dropping into the pot and pouring into the mold, pouring more in whenever the pigmented soap ran out. Maybe I need to just gently pour on top of the coloured soap back into the jug? I think next time I'll...
  16. SpaceCorgi94

    Next Attempt At Marble Soap

    I made the marble soap again, same colours, same recipe, however this time I used a much larger mould and used the flat bottom surface to make the "Face" of the marble texture. Things went a bit better this time! Still not entirely happy. The shapes look more like the album cover to Radiohead's...
  17. SpaceCorgi94

    Failed attempt at marble texture :\

    Sooo.... hey y'all.... been doin some research again... realised exactly where I went wrong 😐 Turns out all the videos/methods I'd been watching were using a slab mould method and that the marbly texture they'd achieved was through the surface that first hits the very base of the mould. With a...
  18. SpaceCorgi94

    Failed attempt at marble texture :\

    Thank you all very much for being so supportive in a time when I've been so disappointed in myself. It's been a day since I cut it, and, I really am starting to realise how nice it looks. While it's far from what I'd hoped to achieve, it's still a pattern I'm glad I got to practice a bit on...
  19. SpaceCorgi94

    Failed attempt at marble texture :\

    I was going for a nice marble texture as seen on a few videos on YouTube but evidently, nay. I'm not sure if my pigmenting was too dark, or if the coloured portions were too large in % of the total batch, or if I'd reached too thick of a trace, or if my application of the swirl into the mould...
  20. SpaceCorgi94

    How to prevent soap frosting from breaking away from the soap it's piped on top of?

    Ahh this is wonderful news, thank you all who've responded, sorry I've been a bit distracted otherwise I'd have been a bit more active in replying >< Tbh the top layer on my last bar of soap was applied maybe an hour or so after I did the initial pour into the mold, as I'd needed to wait for...
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