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2nd attempt!

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  1. Sep 23, 2018 #1

    Deborah Long

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    This was 2nd attempt at CP and I have to say that I think it turned out pretty okay! It's not perfect. It didn't go perfectly well, but all in all, I'm rather pleased...
    My color wasn't what I expected (tomato powder) once I added it, so then I scrambled around looking for red soap coloring and adding and stirring and...and...
    By the time I actually poured it into the mold things were quite stiff! LOL
    Still liquid enough that I could do my layers which I was trying for the first time - so between learning how to color CP and doing layers it may have been too optimistic for just my second time.
    I promoted gel phase with a 'heat in the microwave' shoulder thingy and I think everything looks okay at this point!
    The only question I have is: if you look closely at the top there is one spot that is shiny. What's up with that? lol
    Thanks for looking!
     

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    What is “heat in the microwave thingy” for promoting gel?
     
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    A microwaveable heat pack :thumbs::)

    new to this soap making myself so I don't know what the shiney bit is but it looks great especially for only your second attempt :)
     
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    @jcandleattic - exactly right! I don't own a heating pad, so I used what I had! It worked great! The loaf fully gelled!
    @Chris_S - Thanks! I hope it doesn't get DOS or get weird! lol Let you know in 4-6 weeeks! lol
     
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    Good luck. So far iv made 4 batches and none of them have gone badly as such just 2nd batch didn't go fully to plan :)
     
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    Those look really good for a second attempt, my second was still no color and just a bit of oats for exfoliation power. Keep it up!
     
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    I love those colours - they look fantastic.
     
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    I know some soapmakers use steam to shine the tops of their bars. Could your microwave heat pack thing have produced steam? Kind of a long shot lol
     
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    Very Pretty!
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2018 #11

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    @steffamarie - it very likely could have. It is a moist heat, but not sure it would have been enough to change the top. (although since it's just in once spot - maybe!)
    Thanks to everyone for your oh-so-kind comments. I'm kinda sorry that I have to work during the day, because we know I'd have more than 2 batches done, eh? lol
     
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