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I'm pleased with this so far! I used a cocoa butter and supposedly the scent survives saponification. Also scented with benzoin resinoid and orange 10X. First time I used sugar, hoping for bubbles since I used 30% cocoa butter. The line is baking cocoa. You see I'm still on an alternating wall pour kick -- really simple but elegant results. The color is from 5% red palm oil. No colorants meant minimal dishes, so yay!
My SIL bought a bunch of lotion bars to give as gifts. One of her recipients liked my 'cocorange' lotion bar and asked for a soap that smelled the same. @HowieRoll gets the credit for the cocoa butter and benzoin.
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Looks amazing!

If you ever have a moment to pause halfway through and take a picture, I'd love to see how much powder to use to get those well-defined lines :)
 

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Looks amazing!

If you ever have a moment to pause halfway through and take a picture, I'd love to see how much powder to use to get those well-defined lines :)
LOL! I will try to remember to take a photo mid-session. Every time I soap, I can't help but think of the YouTubers with their neat counters and perfect everything -- my counter is full of spilled micas and batter splotches! I sprinkle just enough so that I can't see the soap. I used to be paranoid that that would be too thick of a line and cause the layers not to bond -- but it actually is just the right amount.
 

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Very nice soap! I would like to try benzoin. If you’re happy with yours, and you don’t mind telling, where did you buy it?
 

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I absolutely love these soaps!! And I am a big fan of benzoin LOL. I used to have a bottle of it...very sticky. And we used to use it at the hospital for its disinfecting and stickiness. I haven't seen it at the hospital in a while. I dunno why...but every time we needed it I would take a big whiff out of the bottle as I was handing it to the doctor LOL

I didn't know that it could be used in soap...

Well done, again I love these soaps. Very purdy....
 

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Awesome soaps! I got some benzoin and have been meaning to use it in soap and lip balm. I'm inspired!

We SOOO need e-smell! It would be so great to be able to smell that soap!

Every time I soap, I can't help but think of the YouTubers with their neat counters and perfect everything -- my counter is full of spilled micas and batter splotches!
Zing, I think the same thing! All those tidy YouTube counters...and then there is mine... :rolleyes::)
 

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I'm pleased with this so far! I used a cocoa butter and supposedly the scent survives saponification. Also scented with benzoin resinoid and orange 10X. First time I used sugar, hoping for bubbles since I used 30% cocoa butter. The line is baking cocoa. You see I'm still on an alternating wall pour kick -- really simple but elegant results. The color is from 5% red palm oil. No colorants meant minimal dishes, so yay!
My SIL bought a bunch of lotion bars to give as gifts. One of her recipients liked my 'cocorange' lotion bar and asked for a soap that smelled the same. @HowieRoll gets the credit for the cocoa butter and benzoin.
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Thank you Zing! I love your soap! I was given a bottle of benzoin resinoid from a friend along with some other EOs - I think Mt Sage ? Mt Rose? And I wasn’t sure how to use it. I looked it up and thought I read it wasn’t safe? But I’ve looked more since your post and appreciate you sharing. I’m going to try !!
 

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Your soaps are beautiful, Zing! And my fingers are crossed the cocoa scent lasts satisfactorily for you. I recently realized it has been a couple of years since I'd last purchased cocoa butter (from NDA) so hope it's still as potent as it used to be. Please keep us posted!
 
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