Discussion in 'Soap and Craft Swap' started by dixiedragon, Oct 18, 2016.
I do like that one, it's a favorite in my rotation.
I didn't know that raw turmeric is a good addition in soap... I will definitely give it a try, I have abundance of it as we own turmeric fields ☺️
I'm going to get very intimate with my soap and a veggie peeler when I get up.
That sounds wrong. I made a second batch of soap. It went as beautifully as I could have hoped especially since it's the largest batch I've ever made. I put it in a cold oven then a half hour later decided to use the "heat and hold" setting (170F) to make sure everything gelled. It seemed like a super brilliant idea. I caught it before it actually turned to alien brains. It has pustules (but not oozing ones). The tops read 180-182 when I took it out. I've got fingers crossed that it won't ooze while my back is turned. I have no idea if I'll have a chance to make a third batch and I tossed the last of my additive (cherry wine, all that sugar for CPOP) and I used the last of my shea and I'm out of bath bombs. Grumblegrumblegrumble
Finishing up my last "2nd item" in the yummy sunshine!
Has the deadline been changed? When will I get messaged the address to send the soaps to? I don't know who was looking for some soaps to sit on a shelf for 4-6 weeks because they've got 18 to try, but I'm expecting laurel berry oil to come in any day now. If you want soap that needs time to cure, I can make LBO and olive oil as my second addition and you can wait a year for it.
The deadline was never a requirement but a request. That way people would have a soap they could use right away! Please make your Laurel Berry soap whenever you have time!
I *might* have a couple of boxes of soap just hanging around here.
Getting fresh soap with a "made on" date is absolutely no problem for me.
We always have soap around here!
Please do forgive my rather rustic soaps and second item when the shipping comes.
It must have been Karma. I wasn't really expecting the LBO until next week. It was waiting for me when I got home. I'll make my soap this weekend. Yay!!! If you don't know what LBO smells like, it is very earthy. It reminds me of wet cigarettes. However, it's not a bad smell; just an earthy smell. I like it. It gets better as it cures.
How cool it that? Do you have a picture of them?
So, when do we get the address?
I have my second item all labelled, but I am still allowing my soap to cure until the day before I mail it.
I just need to get some bags to fit the two items into, or something, and I need to make labels for the soap, and bag them up. But I want to wait until the last minute if possible.
How is everyone packaging their stuff? I thought I might get some of those treat bags from Hobby Lobby.
Y'all are going to have to forgive my rustic soaps, also, as they were made before I got micas.
I'm planning on using treat bags. I rescued my overheated soaps, they look less polished than I want but not too bad. Right now I have plastic treat bags but I might pick up paper ones for air flow.
not right now, will remember to click one when I do go next time. You are referring to the fields I assume? Or raw turmeric?
Wow, I am green with envy! I am ordering some ginger, galangel, and turmeric to plant in the spring. I LOVE them fresh! So different than the dried from the grocery store!
Somebody PMed me to ask some questions, just thought y'all might be wondering the same things!
The due date to arrive is Jan 31. I'm in Alabama, so ship with that in mind. Label your soaps with a "made on" or "ready on" date, if they need more curing time.
Yes, send 18 bars/items. If you are doing boy/girl stuff, label them in a way that makes sense.
Please include your real name AND your SMF handle on payments and in your box! I want to be able to keep everybody straight!
I have now sent everybody a PM with my address and instructions for shipping. If you didn't get it, PM me and I will send it.
Soooo excited! LBO soap! Soon many things to look forward to. I'm sorry I only have one item but soap is really my only hobby. My soaps will be packaged in shrink wrap bands with a sticker label. Hopefully I will be able to get out this weekend with the camera to take a pic of the inspiration for my soap.
Thank you Dixiedragon!
AMD do NOT feel bad about the one item! This is all about fun and trying new things!
Thank you, dixiedragon. This fits into our travel plans so perfectly. We leave in a few days for DC but I'll be back with just enough time to package, label and mail my swaps so they arrive at your doorstep by the 31st.
Although I usually prefer driving most places I visit on the North American Continent, this time we will be flying because for one thing, it's a short trip. And the other thing, of course is DC will be pretty much closed to automobile traffic for the inauguration.
So here's another question for you. Should we include a little blurb along with our swap to explain how it fits into our 'home sweet home' swap, or should we expand on that here in this thread?
Either! I am planning on including an explanation but you don't have to.
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