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I am going to shamelessly steal the idea of having one thread for my soap pics.
Batch 1
These were Cherry Fruit Punch scented. The smell is yummy and was just some random soap fragrance from Hobby Lobby. I’d do different colors next time and make the topper red like a cherry (duh me!) next time.

Batch 2
Aruba Coconut scented. I love Aruba and the pink flamingos there….

Batch 3
Nothing like jumping right in for a Circling Taiwan Swirl for my 3rd batch, huh? Apple Jack and Orange Peel scent.

Batch 4
These are Tobacco and Bay Leaf scent. Kinda looks tiger stripe and I put those bolt type embeds on top to make it look more masculine. IDK if the look worked but they smell yummy and I got good feedback.

Batch 5
This BB project was super fun! Cranberry Cocktail with the soap leaves piped on. I did 2 molds of this for holiday gifts.

Batch 6
Cranberry Fig scented. I don’t like the bandaid colored ball on top - lesson learned with my mica and white M&P - won’t do that again. Did a hanger swirl here. This was my first batch I priced out for fun and it came out to 3.13 per bar for supplies. Thought I should try to check cost in case I ever do sell in the future.

Batch 7
I made 1 batch and divided it in half to make 2 different soaps. One for my brother and one for hubby.
Brother batch is Patchouli Cedarwood and looks like red camouflage.
Hubby batch is Cool Water in blues and black oxide.

Batch 8
Had to make a holiday soap that wasn’t all Christmas time. Winter Wonderland scent with a drop swirl and some tiny “ice blocks” on top and glitter.

Batch 9
This was the Laminar Flow challenge and I used Smell the Rainbow.

Batch 10
BB Caffe Latte scent with the (not really) magic color changing cappuccino mica and black oxide. Drop swirl. Day 1 and day 2 pics for the color change.

Batch 11
Simple Sally or Fresh Milk - I still don’t know. No colors and just a touch of Oatmeal Milk and Honey scent. I love these bars. And the soap in the mold still reminds me of gelato.

Batch 12 - the dreaded Ylang Ylang and Lavender for my niece. This soap freaked me out with the acceleration. Had all these ideas for a pretty swirl and color and that all went out the window. Mica swirl on top was all I could muster… 🌸

I give up on batch numbers. Now it’s just soap - lol! I just cut these tonight.
This one is Pink Grapefruit scented and I used I Dream in Soap mantra swirl as inspiration. Lisa is so talented and a great teacher! Color is BB Ultramarine Pink pigment, TD, and the middle is both Green Chrome pigment and Caribbean blue mica alternated in the center section. I do think I started wrong and I know I ended the swirl wrong, but at the end I was kinda freaking out in a good way that it was swirling that I forgot what to do.
Fingers crossed @AliOop - no soda ash so far, so the plastic wrap cover is working 🌸
 

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That mantra swirl is so beautiful! They all are, truly. If you are still on the fence I vote Fresh Milk or Plain Jane. Even though it's been used a lot, the meaning of Plain Jane is clearly understood. At least here in the U.S.
 
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Yesterday I took a try at soap cupcakes with soap frosting for the first time. BB clearance sale cupcake molds (they still have some in the clearance, they just need something under them to make them more stable). I used the last of my NS Smell the Rainbow scent. I got a sample pack of soap safe micas from Amazon and used French rose, blue iris and purple heart. For the frosting, I added a bit of TD to each to lighten it up and then piped it on. I used a bit of M&P with red and pink for the “cherries” on top and a sprinkle of eco glitter, which was a learning because it is super fine. 🌸

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These are all amazing! How long did you say you'd been soaping again...? You've tackled some pretty challenging stuff in a short space of time.
Favourites for me are:
Aruba coconut
Cranberry Cocktail ( although I swear I see Yoda on top of one of them??)
Cranberry Fig
Laminar Swirl - love the pastels
Mantra swirl - just gorgeous.
And I want to eat that red thing on top of your cupcakes - I swear it looks like a candy we have here called 'Jaffas'
 
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I thought I might stop counting batch numbers but….. batch 15 LOL 🌸
These are Natures Oil Red Clover Tea scented, which I just love and it behaved really well. I hope once these are ready to use, the scent is still yummy. I learned a lot about how much batter to split off and how much to color - I’d do less of both next time - maybe use some math and not eyeball it as much 😂.
I did a few loops with a hanger swirl tool. The pinky orange is Flamingo Pink mica - I love the Aruba Flamingos 🦩
 

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I am going to shamelessly steal the idea of having one thread for my soap pics.
Batch 1
These were Cherry Fruit Punch scented. The smell is yummy and was just some random soap fragrance from Hobby Lobby. I’d do different colors next time and make the topper red like a cherry (duh me!) next time.

Batch 2
Aruba Coconut scented. I love Aruba and the pink flamingos there….

Batch 3
Nothing like jumping right in for a Circling Taiwan Swirl for my 3rd batch, huh? Apple Jack and Orange Peel scent.

Batch 4
These are Tobacco and Bay Leaf scent. Kinda looks tiger stripe and I put those bolt type embeds on top to make it look more masculine. IDK if the look worked but they smell yummy and I got good feedback.
Wow your soaps are so amazing!
 
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Today I ventured out of soap and did some sugar scrubs. Very much appreciating the help from @Misschief, @TheGecko and @AliOop for the advice 🌸

Tropical Mimosa because I didn’t slow down and double check my prep from yesterday and added the champagne extract to it - UGH 🤦🏻‍♀️ but at least it was still less extract for the batch size than BB recommended. Scent is pinapple papaya FO from BB with pineapple AND champagne extract with gold bursting beads and a bit of gold mica, with avocado oil

Cherry Almond… idk ?Slushie? - zero extract on this one because again, duh me, added the intended champagne extract to the batch above. Cherry almond FO from BB, pink bursting beads, a bit of pink mica that went a long way and way more than I intended, with sweet almond oil.

I did use Vitamin E and Optiphen in both batches. Still have to make the jar labels and tie on the cute scoopy spoons when they arrive. Tried them on my hands and lips and YUM, even hubby tried them and liked them! 🌸
 

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Today I ventured out of soap and did some sugar scrubs. Very much appreciating the help from @Misschief, @TheGecko and @AliOop for the advice 🌸

Tropical Mimosa because I didn’t slow down and double check my prep from yesterday and added the champagne extract to it - UGH 🤦🏻‍♀️ but at least it was still less extract for the batch size than BB recommended. Scent is pinapple papaya FO from BB with pineapple AND champagne extract with gold bursting beads and a bit of gold mica, with avocado oil

Cherry Almond… idk ?Slushie? - zero extract on this one because again, duh me, added the intended champagne extract to the batch above. Cherry almond FO from BB, pink bursting beads, a bit of pink mica that went a long way and way more than I intended, with sweet almond oil.

I did use Vitamin E and Optiphen in both batches. Still have to make the jar labels and tie on the cute scoopy spoons when they arrive. Tried them on my hands and lips and YUM, even hubby tried them and liked them! 🌸
Looks great!
 
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@Zing, it can be used on face or body, depending on how scrubby you make it. You can have a plain sugar scrub with oil, a foaming sugar scrub with soap or syndets, or an emulsified foaming scrub that leaves behind a little skin-loving moisture from a butter or oil. All the ladies love it (and my husband likes it for his feet). Ask Mrs. Zing - I bet she can tell you more. :)
 
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Looks great!
Excuse me, but what is a sugar scrub? How is it used? For handwashing by a hand sink or a tub or a shower?
Yes, what @AliOop said. I brought a small “sample” jar to work today and left it by the sink for my ladies to try and the office was all a-buzz about it. Tons of “ohh, this smells delicious” and “feel how soft my hand are” chatter.
The packaging little jars were also a hit - I called them the smaller cousin to the jars you sit on your porch and sip sweet tea out of 🌸
 

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