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mandy318

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This is a soap I'm hoping to gift for Christmas, if I'm happy with it after curing.

This is my 5th time using this base recipe. I started adding sugar and really liked the fluffy bubbles it added, but here I added honey at 1 tbs ppo. I dissolved it in the water before adding lye. At light trace I added about 3 tbs of colloidal oats, then stick blended to try to avoid clumps of oats.

There are tiny orangish flecks throughout and I'm a little worried about those. I think its just the oats.

I also increased my sf from 5% to 7%. I hope that didn't increase my chances of dos too much.

I also invested in a miter box and soap cutter and.I'm sooooo happy with these cuts!!

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They look very nice, and yes, the flecks are oatmeal. You did a great job of cutting them. That cannot really be avoided in oatmeal soap unless you use oat water strained through a very fine strainer or cheesecloth
 

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They look very nice, and yes, the flecks are oatmeal. You did a great job of cutting them. That cannot really be avoided in oatmeal soap unless you use oat water strained through a very fine strainer or cheesecloth
Yeah, I don't mind the flecks aesthetically. I like them! But as a newbie I don't trust myself to identify dos yet.

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Really lovely, the tops are nice. You did a great job cutting. I was terrible with a miter box.
 

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Really lovely, the tops are nice. You did a great job cutting. I was terrible with a miter box.
I was the first time I used it, but as with most of my soapy endeavours, I had to do it wrong to understand how to get it right. :)

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Yeah, I don't mind the flecks aesthetically. I like them! But as a newbie I don't trust myself to identify dos yet.

Thanks!
You'll know it when you see it! Plus, it typically won't show up that quickly. They look so creamy and lovely. Great job!
 

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