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  1. josianeg

    Lotion bar recipes ~ feedback needed

    Hi! After playing around with recipes with different proportions of beeswax, butter and liquid oils, I’m trying to decide which to use for a custom order (a friend of mine fell in love with my realistic macaron shaped lotion bars and wants to gift them for Christmas). I initially avoided...
  2. josianeg

    Macaron lotion bars (third time’s the charm!)

    For those who thought the first macaron lotion bars looked like real macarons... With colours: And those I’m RIDICULOUSLY proud of 😝: I love the silicon molds I made using real macarons! Can’t wait to try them with soap! In case anyone is curious, these are the real deal from Boutique...
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    Anyone knows what *this* is?

    Hi! Last Wednesday I made this CP soap with M+P embedded balls. The recipe is the same I used without issues for my indigo ombré soap, but this time I added activated charcoal to it in a (failed) attempt to make the soaps black. I‘m not sure the soap went through gel phase, even though I...
  4. josianeg

    Bubblegum Galaxy & Autumn Highlights

    Bubblegum Galaxy Can’t wait to cut it! 🤩 Autumn Highlights
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    Mad Micas soap rainbows 🌈 (colour reference)

    Hi! I’m not sure if it’s the right place to post this, but I thought about it and couldn’t figure it out... moved It’s not a company review, not finished soap... I meant it more like a reference of Mad Micas colours for my fellow soapers. ❤ I know the website has a picture of each of...
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    French macarons lotion bars

    Yesterday I made my first lotion bars! I used the silicon molds I made using real French macarons. ❤ I think this size is perfect for lotion bars or guest soaps. I’m really happy about them. They don’t have too much drag and leave the skin hydrated but not oily or sticky. I only wish...
  7. josianeg

    « The love of colours » (natural colorants)

    I’ve bought indigo powder and madder root powder from THE LOVE OF COLOR on Etsy: Colour by nature by theloveofcolours She’s located in Canada (so it’s a good alternative for us Canadians, the shipping was very fast (even with the COVID19 situation) and the products were excellent quality. I...
  8. josianeg

    Dancing funnel with natural colorants

    Today, thanks to the “I Dream In Soap” video about emulsion, trace, false trace and acceleration, I was able to make a nice dancing funnel! I’m very happy about it, although it would have been better suited for a slab mold. It’s sleeping right now, I hope it’ll go through gel phase so the...
  9. josianeg

    Indigo ombré soap & madder soap

    Considering the batter was a bit too thick for a column pour, I’m pretty happy with my indigo ombré soap. (I used Holly’s technique on her Kepia Mera blog.) Had a bit of a surprise when I cut my madder soap. 🥓 I meant to compare the colour of madder infused in water (left, lighter pink) vs...
  10. josianeg

    Trials and errors

    I made 2 soaps this week. The first is coloured with madder. I don’t have dividers for my mold so I cut up a plastic place mat and used that. Next time I’ll find a way to attach them together so they can’t move. On the left is madder infused in water and on the right is madder infused in oil...
  11. josianeg

    Nature’s garden?

    I read more than one review from Canadians customers who had bought FOs from Nature’s garden. However, when I tried to order from them 2 days ago I got a message that they don’t deliver to my location! When did they change their shipping policy and do anyone know why?
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    Sweetcakes website not mobile compatible?

    Hi, I don’t have access to a computer so I’ve been wondering... Does Sweetcakes’ website have pictures? With my iPhone, when I visit their website, no pictures show up. I’ve tried Safari and Google Chrome. I mean, I don’t absolutely need pictures for FOs, but they sell molds and I couldn’t...
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    My first 2 swirled soaps

    The light one I meant to make a secret hanger swirl but it isn’t as pretty as I hoped because the recipe and soaping conditions I used accelerated trace and I didn’t have much time to work. I also meant it it be pinker, but I didn’t use enough rose clay (the top is a white and pink swirl and...
  14. josianeg

    Please help me understand...

    I stick blended only by short busts and stopped at light trace, but quickly it was obvious that the batter was getting more and more “pudding like” by itself. I had planned a secret hanger swirl and a simple swirl on the top. I did my best, but my best in the circonstances is pretty...
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    Wanted to buy vanilla stabiliser but...

    I wanted to buy the vanilla stabiliser from Bitter creek everybody recommends on this forum but... I’m in Quebec, Canada. Here are the only 2 shipping options to Canada for 2 x 16 oz bottles for vanilla stabiliser: UPS Expedited 93$ US UPS Express 1 day 102$ US I was ready for « expensive »...
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    Can they be used in CP/HP soaps?

    After reading suggestions here I went on RE’s website and found this FO that’s would be a great success here in this house: https://rusticescentuals.com/Lemon-Pound-Cake.html The problem is I see that the FO is compatible with melt and pour soap, but I don’t see information about CP/HP soap...
  17. josianeg

    No freezer paper, can I line cardboard with...

    I don’t have freezer paper, can I line a cardboard box with something else to use it as a mold? I have parchemin paper, Glad cling wrap (Saran wrap)... Thanks!
  18. josianeg

    « Light » olive oil???

    Hi! I’m reading “Pure soapmaking” by Anne-Marie Faiola. I wondering what she means by “light” olive oil in the following sentence? Caution: the exception is “light” [italic in original text] olive oil, which often doesn’t work in soap at all. On her Soap Queen website, she wrote an article...
  19. josianeg

    Saffron infused oil?

    My dad is Iranian so I have lots is high quality saffron at home. I’ll make a powder from the pistils using the back of a spoon to crush the pistils into a powder. You could use a pestle and mortar but unless you wash up the mortar you might lose more saffron powder this way. Not sure if...
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