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  1. Kateri

    It's nearly Halloween

    This is mine, it fits in the compact spaces.
  2. Kateri

    What made you pick your avatar/ username?!

    Username and avatar are St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks. She’s a saint I like.
  3. Kateri

    Trick or Treat

    I think I’ll be camping out in my front lawn with some glow sticks. The kids loved them last year.
  4. Kateri

    Chocolate brine bars

    The Texas ones gelled and the round ones didn’t. Looks like dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Very curious to see how a brine bar feels! They’re scented with death by chocolate FO, and colored with cocoa powder.
  5. Kateri

    White salt bars, not the prettiest

    I bought them at H‑E‑B. They also have tiny ones with the conchas and empanadas that would be cool for embeds.
  6. Kateri

    Lady parts😬

    I’ve used it with no problems, but for that area I go for unscented, feminine wash recipes.
  7. Kateri

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I made some brine soap today. Looked like chocolate cake batter going in the molds. I’m curious to see how the scent mellows out. It’s Death by Chocolate, but it smelled like chocolate liqueur in the soap batter. I won’t be mad if it stays like that. Probably going to be my last batch of soap...
  8. Kateri

    White salt bars, not the prettiest

    The mold is supposed to look like conchas, my favorite Mexican sweet bread. The bread is made with a seashell pattern.
  9. Kateri

    White salt bars, not the prettiest

    100% coconut oil, 20% superfat, 50% salt. Lightly scented with coconut fragrance oil. I should have gone a bit heavier on the fragrance, and poured a bit faster. The white color is nice, though. I think I like the ‘rustic’ effect better on the round ones than on the plain bars.
  10. Kateri

    Tallow as body butter?

    I’ve seen people online lately using whipped tallow as moisturizer, or including it in lotion bar recipes. Now I’m fine using animal fat in soap, since it’s not really a glob of animal fat anymore once it’s saponified. But have any of y’all tried it in a balm or butter type application? The...
  11. Kateri

    Cake flavor oil for lotion bars?

    If you use a good amount of the non-deodorized cocoa butter, it should smell like chocolate automatically. Or like a Mounds bar if you pair it with virgin coconut oil. I don’t think I’d use a sweetened flavoring for lotion bars; I want the bugs to keep away!
  12. Kateri

    Vegetable oil for practice?

    Maybe canola oil? I was surprised to check the ingredients for the soaps one of my favorite bath stores sells, to find they’re made with canola and coconut oil.
  13. Kateri

    Oatmeal, milk, and honey

    I just tried to eyeball it. I poured the plain batter in the mold, then added the color to what was left. Gonna have to head to the dollar store and get some more soaping containers, lol.
  14. Kateri

    Oatmeal, milk, and honey

    Olive, coconut, and castor, with goat’s milk powder, honey, and aloe juice. The dark part is colored with cocoa powder and has coffee grounds mixed in. Scented with oatmeal, milk, and honey FO. I was going for equal parts with the colors, but it seems I was a bit off.
  15. Kateri

    One of my favorite soaps

    Looks exactly like the coconut candy at Hobby Lobby, yum!
  16. Kateri

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I got a bag in the mail full of Indigo Fragrance oils. They all smell pretty good in the bottles.
  17. Kateri

    Rules for giving soap away

    Really sounds like your soap sniffing coworker was trying to get some attention or time off work. I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you; it’s not like you went waving it under her nose.
  18. Kateri

    Discoloring FO

    I’m not going to be any help with your color problems, but you could really embrace the monkey farts and make the soap look like a monkey. Brown would be great for that!
  19. Kateri

    Using sea glass in soap

    I’m not sure what the point is, when you could certainly make sea glass embeds out of soap that you wouldn’t have to remove. I did just order a soap that has a real tumbled rock on top that you’re advised to remove before using. I don’t think the piece of real sea glass is going to be much more...
  20. Kateri

    Hey, y’all!

    Thanks! So far it’s all been cold process.