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niclycha

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I posted this in the newbie section and was asked to post in the photo gallery, sry I didn't realize I should have posted here
In from Louisiana so I was going for LSU purple and yellow, my purple turned out pink in the beginning but I think it's going to actually be purple yay, I used a beginner recipe I found on Nature's Garden website
I used Bonfire Bliss from Rustic Escentuals. Smells amazing, but it set REALLY fast. I need much more practice.
I watched tons of videos on swirling techniques so I made some dividers and tried the Taiwan Swirl with my THICK batter lol
Here are a few pics of my FIRST CP PROJECT lol

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Thanks SuzieOz. I sure will. I can't wait. Lol I keep peeking, to see if it's changing colors.
 

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LSU! Geaux Tigers! Yep, I'm from Louisiana, also. That soap should be lovely. Please post cut pics! It feeds our addiction!
 

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Great job. That is REALLY ambitious for your 1st try.

Also - do some research on the correct way to cut a Taiwan swirl. You do not cut the loaf like bread. You have to cut horizontally to see the pattern.
 

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I did kchay but I'm glad you reminded me I had totally forgot

Turning more purple. ..lol. I was actually liking the pink
Can't wait to get off of work tonight to cut it :)

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Thanks for all your kind words. Hoping it comes out pretty after I cut it
Does anyone know of a good beginner SLOW moving recipe lol. I want to be able to color and POUR my batter
 

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This one moves slow for me and if you soap around 80-85 degrees, you should have a lot of time to play.

lard 50%
Olive oil 25%
coconut oil 20%
castor 5%
 

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Thanks obsidian. I am still new and don't know percentages yet would I just plug these into soap calc? And get the ounces / grams?
 

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OK thanks. I'll have to read up on it, that was my first time making cp so I used the recipe that gave me the Oz and grams lol. To make a 3 lb batch. I'm still learning so I don't know % of oils and that stuff yet. But thanks anyway. I'll try to figure it out.

I unmolded last night and it was really soft so I put it back in. I'll wait until tonight, do you think that's OK to leave for 2 days in the mold?

This is what the bottom looks like. I think I should be able to cut tonight

OK I just cut them, I couldn't cut it the Taiwan Swirl cut, it was still really soft. Soooo they not too pretty but they are soap lol and they smell amazing.

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Lovely colours, well done! :)

I have read that it helps to leave a Taiwan swirl for 1-2 weeks before cutting. I have done this and had great results.

So ... what's next ... ;)
 

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Oh suzieoz thanks. I did a melt and pour quickly last night and sold all but 5 bars at work today. The only reason I didn't sell then was because I didn't bring then with me lol I'll probably do a couple more mp while I'm thinking of what to do next, I've watched so many videos and after EVERY ONE I say THAT'S THE ONE in going to try next, lol you should see my SOAP TO TRY TO MAKE Playlist lol. Actually you should see my PLAYLISTS. SOOOO MANY
 

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Ohhhh me too!! To do lists everywhere - recipe lists - swirls/techniques to try lists - fragrance blends lists .......

Well, it'll be a fun life! ;)
 

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