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  1. Bari b

    Suuuuuuper fluid recipe

    Can't wait to see it! The top is gorgeous!
  2. Bari b

    First timer at the soap challenge club...yaayy

    It looks wonderful! Have fun!
  3. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    :p Am I not supposed to be able to swirl a 50 percent palm recipe? I am surprised I didn't have problems then, because everything I have been making lately has accelerated! Call it beginner's luck! Thank you!
  4. Bari b

    SMF June 2020 Un-Challenge - Half & Half

    @dibbles Thanks! I used 1/2 teaspoon of the gold and 3/4 teaspoon of the black and each portion was about 0.875 lbs of oils. They are recommended at 1/2 teaspoon PPO. I didn't want a dark black, more of a rich brown, so didn't up the black clay too much from the recommended amount. I did...
  5. Bari b

    SMF June 2020 Un-Challenge - Half & Half

    Here is my Half & Half Un-challenge soap. This isn't my first choice of recipe for this challenge, but my other was getting a bit ambitious and I thought it might accelerate too much for what I wanted to do with it, so I tried another recipe in my lard explorations. This one has 70% Lard...
  6. Bari b

    SMF June 2020 Un-Challenge - Half & Half

    @sarahmarah those imbeds look yummy!!
  7. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I am going to try to get my challenge soap made between kids' baseball games today..... We will see how it goes!
  8. Bari b

    Lard soaps and DOS?

    Thank you all for the responses! Kids and sporting events and life have kept me off the computer since I posted this, but I have read the responses and have been "researching!". I also cut a loaf of soap I made the other day and may have pinpointed part of the problem.....I started to use a...
  9. Bari b

    SMF June 2020 Un-Challenge - Half & Half

    1. dibbles - I have a couple of half&half-baked ideas! 2. szaza - I already have something in mind😉 3. amd - I "half" to do this [sorry!] 4. Jerseygirl- Hmmmmmm....it will come to me... :D 5. AliOop- As a Gemini, I heartily approve of this challenge. :) (I am not actually into horoscopes at all...
  10. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I made a soap today using my masterbatched lye! Holy cow, that sure makes soapin' life easier! Love it! Thank you all for making it so easy to do with all the information on this forum! Here is the soap - tried a 50% palm recipe because I ordered a gallon of palm oil back during the lockdown...
  11. Bari b

    Lard soaps and DOS?

    I am a new CP soaper and was checking out my past soaps today and found one of my latest ones has spots that I think might be DOS. This is my 7th batch of soap and it was made on 5/17, so just now 4 weeks old. This was one of my first two tries at a 50% lard batch. I based it on one of...
  12. Bari b

    Wholesale Supplies Plus

    Thank you all!
  13. Bari b

    Wholesale Supplies Plus

    What shop is that?
  14. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Beautiful! What is the name of your business?
  15. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    Made soap today - showing a friend how to make it. It was a lot of fun. She picked out the color and Lemongrass EO. I sent her home with the soap in the mold....she might be hooked!
  16. Bari b

    tarred and feathered...

    Thank you, Zany! That makes sense on the dandruff and skin issues. Interesting that it sets so fast! 28 seconds... better be ready for that one!
  17. Bari b

    dumb luck???

    They look great, Ford! Love your soaps and your shelves!
  18. Bari b

    tarred and feathered...

    Ok, I have used pine tar on my horses feet when they get sore or thrushy, but what does it do for soap? A foot-specific soap for those more odorous and not so attractive feet?!:nonono::lol: The soaps are beautiful though! Love the dark color!
  19. Bari b

    Couldn't resist the try, Bacon and Oatmeal

    I told my husband about this and he gave me full approval to try this soap! The dog (who was drooling) and kids all agreed! :nodding:
  20. Bari b

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I made soap again. Tried some of my new micas and tweaked my trial basic lard recipe with a different main soft oil. Here it is ready to put to bed. Can't wait to unmold it! I also purposely made extra batter to go in a silicone muffin-type mold shaped like fall leaves and pumpkins. Sure...
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