Hilbilly Soap

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

Nutty

Active Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
39
Reaction score
24
Location
Florida
So the first picture is my first batch I've ever made of soap. 55% Lard, 25% Coconut Oil, 20% Olive Oil. Came out great being unscented with a fantastic lather.

The second picture I just whipped up today with 55% Lard, 5% Castor, 20% Coconut, 20% Olive oils. I also added .5 oz of lavender essential oil to it for a fragrance. As you can see by the silver platter, pink time card, and makeshift mold....I'm hooked.

20160314_224228.jpg


20160314_224244.jpg
 

lenarenee

Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2014
Messages
3,711
Reaction score
3,321
Congratulations! It's a great feeling to look at your creation isn't? That recipe is going to give you a great bar of soap too!
 

Seawolfe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2014
Messages
3,272
Reaction score
2,998
Location
So Cal
Oh you're going to have fun with those! They look really nice too.
 

Susie

Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2013
Messages
9,713
Reaction score
9,214
Location
Texas
Beautiful soaps! You're going to love them!

It would be a good habit to get into to name or number each batch and label them and the recipe with that name. (Save those recipes!) Also, date your batches. When you get many more than two batches all curing at the same time, dates will tell you at a glance if the soap is done curing or not.
 

Bamagirl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2015
Messages
230
Reaction score
204
Location
Alabama
The second picture I just whipped up today with 55% Lard, 5% Castor, 20% Coconut, 20% Olive oils.
I am using this recipe now and it is a really nice bar of soap!

It would be a good habit to get into to name or number each batch and label them and the recipe with that name. (Save those recipes!) Also, date your batches. When you get many more than two batches all curing at the same time, dates will tell you at a glance if the soap is done curing or not.
I did the first part and named my batches, however, I learned the hard way on dating them. I have a dry erase calendar that I use for quick reference to the age of the soaps. I also *thought* I wrote down the dates on the recipe itself, so I didn't think twice when I erased the board. Then when I looked at my recipe to see if the Vanilla Fudge bar was ready, I hadn't wrote down the day I made it. :confused: Luckily I had posted about it here, but now I will try to be SURE I jot the date down on the recipe.
 

Nutty

Active Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2016
Messages
39
Reaction score
24
Location
Florida
Beautiful soaps! You're going to love them!

It would be a good habit to get into to name or number each batch and label them and the recipe with that name. (Save those recipes!) Also, date your batches. When you get many more than two batches all curing at the same time, dates will tell you at a glance if the soap is done curing or not.
Thank you! I will do this :)

I think I may have messed up that second batch....see the soapcalc tells to use .5oz of fragrance per pound of soap. I just pulled and cut my lavender soap today and I thought my eyes were gonna year up because the smell is so strong. If I let it cure, will the smell dissipate a little?
 

Steve85569

Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2015
Messages
1,914
Reaction score
2,113
Location
North East Oregon, USA
I print out a copy of the soapcalc recipe the day I make a batch and keep it with the soap as it cures. I also scratch the date on an end cut or other bar so I can track each batch.
I am so absent minded and disorganized I can't repeat an " I love this" batch without doing that!

The fragrance will dissipate rather quickly. By the time most of my soaps have a full cure on them they are only mildly fragranced until lathered with.
 

Latest posts

Top