confetti questions

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    Marilyn Norgart

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    I made confetti soap 2 ways yesterday. one gelled and the other not. the non-gelled pops more. my question is: is gelling hard on the confetti? or is it just muted cuz its gelled and it wouldn't be that way if I had used TD or white mica? 20190218_065417.jpg
     
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    This is exactly how I do my confetti soaps. I use TD for the base. Was your base uncoloured? It appears to me like any partially gelled soap, darker in the middle and lighter around the edges.
     
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    the 2 outside soaps aren't gelled, the middle one seems to be gelled totally ( I used a heating pad to make sure it got gelled totally) but no I didn't color the base. good to know how you do it--I have some TD on the way. I have a whole bunch of left over confetti :) this is such a fun soap!!
     
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    I would assume the gel doesn't pop as much because the shreds got a bit melty and blended into the surrounding soap a bit more.
     
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    The middle one looks cooked rather than gelled.
    My gelled confetti soap looks like the outer ones rather than the middle one.
    The confetti doesn’t usually melt when you gel it.
     
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    I was gonna say the middle one looks like the confetti melted and got blended in..

    But both look nice, just with different effects :)
     
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    well being gone for 5 hours helped the soap hahaha. I was thinking that the confetti looked melty also but it doesn't look as bad now--it isn't as muted looking. I do need to use some TD or color the base with white mica cuz I think that is what makes the confetti pop more than anything
     
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    Beautiful confetti soaps! Both :D
     
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    This looks amazing! How is the confetti made? Is that soap that is just cut into small pieces and then put in? I totally want to try this!
     
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    Confetti soap is made by shredding previously made soap and putting it in a freshly made batch. It can use up any old soap that has lost it's scent or if you have any left over from a batch.
     
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    what Relle said--great way to use up the end cuts and any booboos. it is a fun soap--cant wait for it to cure for the kids and a few of my (ahem) adult friends :) I did make a chunk soap with a batch of soap that I didn't like the color with the scent--just cut into the size hunks you want and add to a new batch. I had an anise batch that turned out deep purple so I made an orange batch and colored it light orange--I love the color and scent combo
     
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