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The_Emerald_Chicken

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Made both of these batches a week ago, but didn't get around to uploading the pics till today. FOs are Lilac (purple batch) and English Rose (pink). I used tussah silk in both batches---my first time using it.

Question for those who've used silk: do you find that it quickens trace at all? Both of these batches got thicker faster than I expected. I know that florals tend to accelerate, and I did over-stick-blend the liilac batch....but curious if anyone else has experienced mild acceleration when adding silk?

(And yes, I realize that there are some sad glycerin rivers going on, especially in the bottom layers. I have this nagging fear of partial gels, so I too often overheat.)
 

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Thanks for everyone's replies. Sounds like the issue was probably just the florals combined with a little too much stickblending. I wasn't sure, since silk was new for me. I appreciate the input!
 

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Made both of these batches a week ago, but didn't get around to uploading the pics till today. FOs are Lilac (purple batch) and English Rose (pink). I used tussah silk in both batches---my first time using it.

Question for those who've used silk: do you find that it quickens trace at all? Both of these batches got thicker faster than I expected. I know that florals tend to accelerate, and I did over-stick-blend the liilac batch....but curious if anyone else has experienced mild acceleration when adding silk?

(And yes, I realize that there are some sad glycerin rivers going on, especially in the bottom layers. I have this nagging fear of partial gels, so I too often overheat.)
I love the glycerin rivers. I thought you did that on purpose!

Your soaps are very pretty!
 

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Made both of these batches a week ago, but didn't get around to uploading the pics till today. FOs are Lilac (purple batch) and English Rose (pink). I used tussah silk in both batches---my first time using it.

Question for those who've used silk: do you find that it quickens trace at all? Both of these batches got thicker faster than I expected. I know that florals tend to accelerate, and I did over-stick-blend the liilac batch....but curious if anyone else has experienced mild acceleration when adding silk?

(And yes, I realize that there are some sad glycerin rivers going on, especially in the bottom layers. I have this nagging fear of partial gels, so I too often overheat.)

Beautiful soap, no sad at all!
 

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I use silk with every single soap I make, I even master batch my lye solution with silk. I have never seen it accelerate. Your colors are lovely.
 
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