December 2019 Un-Challenge - New to You

Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by dibbles, Dec 1, 2019.

Help Support Soapmaking Forum by donating:

  1. Dec 1, 2019 #1

    dibbles

    dibbles

    dibbles

    Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,395
    Likes Received:
    5,014
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Welcome to the December 2019 Un-Challenge – NEW TO YOU

    Since December is a busy month for many of us, we will be doing an Un-Challenge this month instead of the regular SMF monthly challenge. The theme is to make something you have never tried before. It can be a new technique, a new additive, a new ingredient, adding a pureed food, experimenting with natural colorants – or micas, a new liquid as a water replacement or trying hot process, cold process or piping. Maybe there was a previous SMF challenge you wanted to try, but haven’t yet – lots of inspiration and ideas can be found there. As long as it is something you haven’t done before – go for it.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Since this is not an official challenge, there are only two rules.

    1. You must try something completely new to you.

    2. Whatever you choose to make must be made after December 1, 2019.

    Anyone can participate, regardless of length of membership or number of posts. You can post pictures of as many creations as you would like. If you only have time for one – show us. If you have time to do 20 – show us! Pictures can be posted on this thread. Photos of failures are just as welcome as photos of successes. If you learned something, please share.

    There will not be a separate entry thread, and there will not be a vote.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Have fun and knock something off your Try This Sometime List!
     
  2. Dec 1, 2019 #2

    Misschief

    Misschief

    Misschief

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Messages:
    3,184
    Likes Received:
    3,808
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canada
    I know just what I want to try! And, this month, I should have time as my market season is over until February.
     
    DarSmith, Mobjack Bay and dibbles like this.
  3. Dec 1, 2019 #3

    szaza

    szaza

    szaza

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    883
    Location:
    Belgium
    I have a color I never worked with that I want to try, so this seems like the perfect moment!
    I'd also like to try soaping with oils that would otherwise be thrown away , which I've never done before..(sunflower oil from canned grilled vegetables). Let's hope I'll have the time for at least one of those two;)
     
    DarSmith, Mobjack Bay and dibbles like this.
  4. Dec 1, 2019 #4

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,794
    Likes Received:
    3,916
    Location:
    Philippines
    Oooh I really wanted to try the mini drop swirl challenge from October...
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 #5

    TheGecko

    TheGecko

    TheGecko

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2019
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Oregon
    Second part is easy...it's December 1st. LOL

    I have a 'hanger swirl' tool that I have not tried before and some Activated Charcoal that I haven't used before so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone.

    Only question I have...how do we post pictures?
     
    Mobjack Bay and dibbles like this.
  6. Dec 1, 2019 #6

    bookreader451

    bookreader451

    bookreader451

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2019
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Troy NY
    I bought the pvc pipes and I want to try the slab with the pipes. I want to try to create one of my lilies. For some reason I think of lilies when I see it.
     
    Microchick, Mobjack Bay and dibbles like this.
  7. Dec 1, 2019 #7

    MarnieSoapien

    MarnieSoapien

    MarnieSoapien

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    473
    Location:
    Denmark
    I've been wanting to make a Marseilles soap! And a Castile soap! Or maybe a pickle strainer...
     
  8. Dec 1, 2019 #8

    SoapySuds

    SoapySuds

    SoapySuds

    The Suds Master Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ooooo!

    I ordered some icing tips, there’s a design I want to try.....and I have never piped soap before... so soap piping for me!

    1. Soapysuds
     
  9. Dec 1, 2019 #9

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,850
    Likes Received:
    2,735
    Location:
    Virginia
    I have option paralysis!
     
  10. Dec 1, 2019 #10

    dibbles

    dibbles

    dibbles

    Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,395
    Likes Received:
    5,014
    Location:
    Minnesota
    When you are creating a post, you will see three buttons below the window you are writing in. One is 'upload a file'. Click on that and you will have the option to upload a photo from your computer or phone.

    LOL I guess it is December 1st which makes that rule redundant. I just wanted it to be clear that the soap should be made for this challenge specifically and not a picture of a 'first' made earlier. Also, I wrote that in the middle of November so it made sense at the time.

    @Mobjack Bay and @MarnieSoapien I know - so many options. Do all the things!! :D
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 23, 2019
  11. Dec 1, 2019 #11

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,850
    Likes Received:
    2,735
    Location:
    Virginia
    I’m still trying to get people to take 100 bars of soap out of my house so I will have room for more :p
     
  12. Dec 1, 2019 #12

    SoapySuds

    SoapySuds

    SoapySuds

    The Suds Master Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ha! I’m a dork! I got so excited I missed the part about no sign up list!
     
  13. Dec 2, 2019 #13

    TheGecko

    TheGecko

    TheGecko

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2019
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Oregon
    So...what would happen if one decided to add a smidgeon more Activated Charcoal because they might have accidentally added the Kaolin Clay to the wrong cup and it's kind of gray and if their hand slipped while they were tapping that smidgeon in and instead dumped in half a brand new jar, but did get out as much as they could? Asking for a friend.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2019 #14

    dibbles

    dibbles

    dibbles

    Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,395
    Likes Received:
    5,014
    Location:
    Minnesota
    :rolling:
    I guess maybe the first learning to share. Ask your friend how it turned out and let us know. Depending on how much actually went in the soap, it might be fine.
     
    Jennifer Horne likes this.
  15. Dec 2, 2019 #15

    mommycarlson

    mommycarlson

    mommycarlson

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    859
    Location:
    East Central Iowa
    Ok, I'm sitting here laughing as I read the posts, just like Soapy I missed the "no sign up list" and Gecko, well, I have a "friend" who has done something similar and I have pictures . I want to try using my fondant extruder with soap dough for embeds. My extruder hasn't arrived yet so I have time to read about making soap dough.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2019 #16

    bookreader451

    bookreader451

    bookreader451

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2019
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Troy NY
    :lol:
     
    SoapySuds likes this.
  17. Dec 2, 2019 #17

    earlene

    earlene

    earlene

    Grandmother & Soaper Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2016
    Messages:
    6,641
    Likes Received:
    6,002
    Location:
    Western Illinois, USA
    Thank you, dibbles! Now I have to figure out what on my list of soap to make in the future, I have the equipment needed her in my temporary tiny house.

    I do have a new tool that I won at SoapCon and have not yet used. So at least I can make soap using the new-to-me tool, although I have actually made soap with a home-made tool exactly the same kind of thing. So that wouldn't really be new.

    Well, I've never made soap with tallow (being a vegetarian, I have yet to be motivated in that direction), but I'd have to buy a small enough amount that I could use it all at once since I would not want to keep it around here (not a lot of storage space in a tiny house - this is an adventure, living in a tiny house.)

    Okay, I should just see if I have that list somewhere close (online, I think, so close enough.) Okay, did that and the list is much shorter than I thought. I shall have to explore for ideas and come back to this.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2019 #18

    EllieMae

    EllieMae

    EllieMae

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2019
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Since I'm brand new to soaping EVERYTHING is new to me, so I'm in! Looking forward to seeing all the creations this thread brings...and all the more advances techniques I will surely envy from all of you!
     
  19. Dec 2, 2019 #19

    Arimara

    Arimara

    Arimara

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2015
    Messages:
    2,458
    Likes Received:
    1,542
    I will see. I need a basic recipe where I don't have to get avocado butter.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2019 #20

    Quilter99755

    Quilter99755

    Quilter99755

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2019
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    136
    Location:
    Idaho
    Oh, goody. I can bring up my soaping Bucket List. Ever since I started lurking around SMF my list is growing by leaps and bounds....it's so long now that I can't remember what is on it from week to week. This one leaves it almost wide open for me....although I've been soaping for a decade, I stuck to HP and old standby recipes. My artistic daughter has been after me to try the spin swirl, so maybe this is the time to show her I have a little bit of artist in me too!
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page