So this has been concerning me. Mostly because I don't want to set a bad example for my granddaughter when we have our soap making lessons in a couple of weeks prior to attending the soap making conference. I figured since I always wear my reading glasses, I'm fine, but still I felt I really should demonstrate the proper methods when teaching. That's why I bought those failure-to-work-with-my eyes & brain, reader safety glasses. Since I can't wear those, I figured I'd bring along the ones that I also can't wear while soaping because they always fog up. Well, that's just stupid. How can I expect anyone to wear those? I can't wear them, how could she manage them over her eyeglasses? Probably wouldn't work well for her either.I bought safety glasses with a sort of a bi-focal type spot at the bottom with a reading glasses strength same as I use for reading. They make me so dizzy wearing them, that I just couldn't manage it. I wish I had remembered how sick to my stomach bi-focals made be before my lasix surgery. I could have saved the money. So I still just wear my reading glasses when I make soap. Every now and then I try them again and it only just makes me dizzy. Dizzy and making soap is not safe.
I hear ya, TAS... coloring soap has come a long way since we first started out... but you could share some pics of your beautiful packaging. And, didn't you do a tutorial on taking pictures? I seem to remember a fairly simple set-up and really good advice. Now I could use it. I'm just getting started on taking pics with my first iPhone... 76 years old and finally getting into the 21st century.No, it's true. I look at the work being done now and it is way beyond anything I can do, could do, or ever attempted. I've accepted my limitations. Brown is a nice color. Tan is fantastic. Anything else is a happy miracle.
Um, I make soap because it's cheaper than therapy! LOLI'm running out of everything because I can't commit to my shopping carts, so the cycle begins again. ... I need a therapist.
I know is not of my business, but please at least were safety glasses, something can happen, is like a car accident, you never think is going to happen to you.I don't wear gloves or goggles
Life is not fair. You can't eat what you smell. We can't smell what you're creating.Confession: I wanted to eat my soap! Not really, but I sure did want what I was smelling in my kitchen to be edible. And this particular soap is unscented! Black Cherries and other edible ingredients in CPOP soap turns out to be a divine olfactory experience!
Zany, I'll see what I can do. Tomorrow I have minor surgery so this week is out. I'm trying to make a month of soap then take pics at the end of the month. Life moves fast so stay tuned.I hear ya, TAS... coloring soap has come a long way since we first started out... but you could share some pics of your beautiful packaging. And, didn't you do a tutorial on taking pictures? I seem to remember a fairly simple set-up and really good advice. Now I could use it. I'm just getting started on taking pics with my first iPhone... 76 years old and finally getting into the 21st century.
It has happened to me, and I have some weird sort of resistance to lye. It just doesn't burn me.lol, this thread is too much fun.
O have a son that lives with me that he has to be out of the house when I soap. Otherwise something always goes wrong when he is here. He asks me Iif I love him, lol.
I know is not of my business, but please at least were safety glasses, something can happen, is like a car accident, you never think is going to happen to you.
My confession: total newbie. I have watched hundreds of hours of soaping videos, i have a notebook filled with recipes, I have all my supplies ready and waiting. I dream up designs. I even tell the people in the videos they made a booboo ... but I’m intimidated!
Yet I make beautiful candles, plant medicine and beads from rose petals but soaping brings me to my knees!
That made me laughConfession of the never ending loop of regret and remorse-
1. I have had $2,000+ of soaping supplies in virtual shopping carts all over the world for about a month, BUT my budget is 1/10 of that.
2. I cannot push a purchase button...ever.
3. So I go back to my design notebook and spreadsheets to create more soap recipes and designs for hours. My boyfriend wonders where I am.
4. Then I add more supplies to the virtual shopping carts only after hours of searching around for the highest quality bang for my buck, "free" shipping, and the answers to all the questions that pop up along the way.
5. The lack-of-soaping "depression" and emptying-my-cart "anxiety" forces me close my laptop screen.
6. I finally just throw a soap together from whatever pantry ingredients I have to make me feel better. It is ugly and boring and the combination of 13 EOs because I'm running out of everything because I can't commit to my shopping carts, so the cycle begins again.
I need a therapist. Also, I hate coconut and palm oil. Also, my beveling looks like a beaver got a hold of my bar. Haha!