11th Batch. 25:43 (Lush Type)

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niclycha

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This FO smells really good
Did it in some greens and brown. discolors
18 bar slab mold, column pour with 2 columns, sectioned off the greens and alternated brown /green. But of course it thickened, we'll see. ...
This is it so far ...

Next batch, NO GREENS LOL

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I loved that perfume, but Lush discontinued it. Do you mind sharing which vendor carries the fragrance oil that you used?
 

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@ maker Nurture soap supply

This is the first time I made 100 Oz of oils lol and OMG the first time I used this mold with the dividers. I thought it was going to discolor to dk brown, but it might change.
I swear in my head I always have it planned out way different than what I it turns out lol. I'm learning THAT'S SOAPMAKING

OMG they are HUGE. Lol. 8 Oz bars. This scent smells DE-LISH!
Look how big they are compared to my 1 inch cut bars.
That was 100 Oz of oils, I think I'm going to do a few 50 Oz or massive less to make some embeds.

I might cut some of these in half. I haven't measured them yet, just weighed the 8 oz
When I figured the L×W×H×.39
it came out to 149 so I figured I'd do 100 to be on the safe side. I didn't take into account the bottom insert, all 4 side inserts plus the dividers, took up 50 Oz of space

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If that is a metal rack those soaps are resting on, I would move them ASAP lest you get DOS.
 

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Very fun looking! They are some mighty sized bars. :)

Susie, I thought as long as the metal was covered it was ok to put soap on to cue? I am using cooling racks right now too and not sure I have an alternatives I can get in the near future.
 

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That's some beautiful soap, niclycha! I just went to Nurture to look up the FO and it sounds delicious. It says the vanillin content is 5.41% and their testing found it to discolor dark brown. I'd love to see these in another week or 2 to see how the green holds up. I always love scents that have vanillin but I get tired of turning out brown soap, lol. I hope your greens stay as beautiful as they are now!
 

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Susie, I thought as long as the metal was covered it was ok to put soap on to cue? I am using cooling racks right now too and not sure I have an alternatives I can get in the near future.
As long as they are coated, your soaps will be fine. I've been using the stackable cookie-cooling racks from Pampered Chef throughout all the 10+ years I've been soaping, and all my soaps have been DOS-free..... well, all except for that one highly superfatted canola batch I made my first year of soaping, but we all can guess why that happened. :lol:

Anyway, the racks are coated with either silicone or rubber, and they've proved to be perfect for a hobbyist like me who just makes for family and friends. In my busiest times, I have 6 of them in use. I can cure three 2.8lb batches of soap per rack:
https://www.pamperedchef.com/shop/B...ng+Rack/1587?gclid=CNL9yev2mM0CFYaTfgod9FoNgA

Two of my family members used to sell Papered Chef, so I have plenty enough of the racks for soaping and for baking. lol


IrishLass :)
 

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Kristay I portioned out the greens and added a little vanilla stabilizer to the FO because I heard it doesn't work, I added a little brown mica in case it discolors it will evenly discolor

The rack is coated, it's from a wine refrigerator, I'll have to see about getting more racks but I haven't had problems. ..yet knock on wood

Those cooling racks look nice

Yay look what came in today
Can you tell I like green.

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Yea. That's what I'm planning on doing, that was my 1st time using it lol experimenting lol. But I couldn't have pick a better scent to have SO MUCH of. They smell delicious, that aren't too pretty but yummmmm smell

I loved that perfume, but Lush discontinued it. Do you mind sharing which vendor carries the fragrance oil that you used?
You can also make your own roll on perfume, 2 to 3 ml of FO then the rest of the 10 ml bottle with fractionated coconut oil I learned that a few days ago watching Louise @ 805 soaps on YouTube, I think she is in this forum group but I don't know her username. She's great abs has lots of awesome videos to help the newbies like myself.
Thanks Louise if you happen to be here. :)

Might cut these up into guest soaps. At a 1/2" cut, they make a cute size little soap
What do yall think?
2" wide
2" tall
1/2" thick

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I think that'll be a nice size to hold on to. Not so big you can't hold it and not so small it slips out. What will they weigh now? About 4 oz or less? I can see a bit of brown discolor starting but they still look great!
 

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2 Oz each

Yea it was the lt brown when I poured it. I also added a bit of brown mica, I shouldn't have so I could see the real color it would turn, because it's not dark at all, I guess we'll have to wait and see, but the smell is so yummy, even if they were ugly, they smell so good!

At work, got to take a pic of the end piece, I actually hope it discolors to a darker brown

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As it continues to brown I'll bet it will really make the green pop. They will really be spectacular then
 

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I hope so. Thanks Cindy

They are not turning darker. For once I wanted then to lol

My brown is getting darker in my green and brown soap

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I just ordered more of it to make roll on perfumes last week, but they only had 2 Oz, I was looking at micas last night and saw that the 8 oz was in so I HAD TO GET ONE. Because OMG "what if they run out and I can't get it anymore "..... lol that's how I justified it. ..to myself lol.
 

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I got 2oz of that waiting to soap, I've been putting it off since I wasn't sure it would be a good scent. Now I'm eager to soap with it! Good to know about the discoloring, thanks.

Gorgeous bars! I like the 2oz size. They look great!
 

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I did also a a little brown mica for it to come out even
Here are some updated pics

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It looks like it gets pretty dark, which doesn't bother me if it smells good!
 
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