SMF May 2021 Challenge - One Pot Wonder

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earlene

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1. peachymoon - I’ve been wanting to try this! 😄
2. dibbles - I wonder what colors to put in my one pot 🤔
3. AliOop - this one has been on my Try List, too!
4. Tara_H - great excuse to keep trying this!
5. Vicki C - oh this looks like fun... 😬
6. Jersey Girl- Another technique I’ve been wanting to try! 😁
7. maxine289 -looking forward to this!
8. The_Phoenix - I was going to sit this one out...
9. bookreader451 - I have done this before and liked the results. I will carve out time this month!
10. The_Emerald_Chicken - I was thinking of trying this sometime. Now to find the time...
11. msunnerstood - I'm In!
12. catscankim - always wanted to do this, although I stink at wall pours
13. KiwiMoose - Woot! I'm in! It's been a while since I did a challenge
14. mommycarlson - I have tried and "failed" at this one a number of times......
15. Stephd31 - I've never done a soap challenge. This should be fun, I hope.
16. slpowers - haven't made soap in awhile - this one looks fun.
17. Asweetsavour - yea I'm eligible! My first challenge :)😬
18. Guspuppy - YES!!!!
19. Violets2217 - I’m in! Resistance was Futile!!!!
20. MarnieSoapien - I love how this looks and can't wait to try it!
21. earlene - I am going to have try it Left-handed -
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Hoping the therapy sessions on my Right hand help me figure out how painlessly & safely adapt to playing a supportive role in all my activities, including making soap. At least for the duration. I did not anticipate how restrictive this surgery was going to be on my ADLs - Activities of Daily Life! The drawback of not having worked in Orthopedics.

Maybe a wonky hand will turn out to be an advantage with this pour, though.
 

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So got my T&S molds made yesterday. And tried my first attempt. My soap batter was perfect the whole pour. I was so excited! I ended up adding one more color at the last minute & I’m glad I did. It somehow evened it out. This was a fun pour to watch going in the mold! The layers/ lines were so hypnotic watching I had to remind myself to focus on my pouring! Gonna try one more batch just because I made two molds and really liked this pour. When I was making the molds, I was holding a end piece in my hand and really liked the feel of the tall & skinny size for a bar of soap. I think I’m gonna like these molds.
 

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1. peachymoon - I’ve been wanting to try this! 😄
2. dibbles - I wonder what colors to put in my one pot 🤔
3. AliOop - this one has been on my Try List, too!
4. Tara_H - great excuse to keep trying this!
5. Vicki C - oh this looks like fun... 😬
6. Jersey Girl- Another technique I’ve been wanting to try! 😁
7. maxine289 -looking forward to this!
8. The_Phoenix - I was going to sit this one out...
9. bookreader451 - I have done this before and liked the results. I will carve out time this month!
10. The_Emerald_Chicken - I was thinking of trying this sometime. Now to find the time...
11. msunnerstood - I'm In!
12. catscankim - always wanted to do this, although I stink at wall pours
13. KiwiMoose - Woot! I'm in! It's been a while since I did a challenge
14. mommycarlson - I have tried and "failed" at this one a number of times......
15. Stephd31 - I've never done a soap challenge. This should be fun, I hope.
16. slpowers - haven't made soap in awhile - this one looks fun.
17. Asweetsavour - yea I'm eligible! My first challenge :)😬
18. Guspuppy - YES!!!!
19. Violets2217 - I’m in! Resistance was Futile!!!!
20. MarnieSoapien - I love how this looks and can't wait to try it!
21. earlene - I am going to have try it Left-handed -
22. Ladka - my first challenge!
 

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it’s at my boyfriend’s house. How does that work? Would I have to put it back in the mold?
No. He puts it back into the mould 🤣.

On a serious note, after cutting, the regular cure starts (water evaporation). Late gelling becomes increasingly difficult when less water is available. So it might well be that you get gel inside, but not at the edges (kind of partial gel, but not due to varying temperature, but water content across the bar). It's similar to what I've seen in my soap dough tweaks with late emergency CPOP (bottom right photo, most distinctive at the top middle sample).
tl;dr: Will the soaps turn into what you expected? Most likely not. Still worth a try anyway? Probably. Putting it back into the mould limits additional evaporation during CPOP – not a bad idea, but this could be achieved by other means too.
 

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1. peachymoon - I’ve been wanting to try this! 😄
2. dibbles - I wonder what colors to put in my one pot 🤔
3. AliOop - this one has been on my Try List, too!
4. Tara_H - great excuse to keep trying this!
5. Vicki C - oh this looks like fun... 😬
6. Jersey Girl- Another technique I’ve been wanting to try! 😁
7. maxine289 -looking forward to this!
8. The_Phoenix - I was going to sit this one out...
9. bookreader451 - I have done this before and liked the results. I will carve out time this month!
10. The_Emerald_Chicken - I was thinking of trying this sometime. Now to find the time...
11. msunnerstood - I'm In!
12. catscankim - always wanted to do this, although I stink at wall pours
13. KiwiMoose - Woot! I'm in! It's been a while since I did a challenge
14. mommycarlson - I have tried and "failed" at this one a number of times......
15. Stephd31 - I've never done a soap challenge. This should be fun, I hope.
16. slpowers - haven't made soap in awhile - this one looks fun.
17. Asweetsavour - yea I'm eligible! My first challenge :)😬
18. Guspuppy - YES!!!!
19. Violets2217 - I’m in! Resistance was Futile!!!!
20. MarnieSoapien - I love how this looks and can't wait to try it!
21. earlene - I am going to have try it Left-handed -
22. Ladka - my first challenge!
23. DKing - I absolutely need a distraction so count me in!
 

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1. peachymoon - I’ve been wanting to try this! 😄
2. dibbles - I wonder what colors to put in my one pot 🤔
3. AliOop - this one has been on my Try List, too!
4. Tara_H - great excuse to keep trying this!
5. Vicki C - oh this looks like fun... 😬
6. Jersey Girl- Another technique I’ve been wanting to try! 😁
7. maxine289 -looking forward to this!
8. The_Phoenix - I was going to sit this one out...
9. bookreader451 - I have done this before and liked the results. I will carve out time this month!
10. The_Emerald_Chicken - I was thinking of trying this sometime. Now to find the time...
11. msunnerstood - I'm In!
12. catscankim - always wanted to do this, although I stink at wall pours
13. KiwiMoose - Woot! I'm in! It's been a while since I did a challenge
14. mommycarlson - I have tried and "failed" at this one a number of times......
15. Stephd31 - I've never done a soap challenge. This should be fun, I hope.
16. slpowers - haven't made soap in awhile - this one looks fun.
17. Asweetsavour - yea I'm eligible! My first challenge :)😬
18. Guspuppy - YES!!!!
19. Violets2217 - I’m in! Resistance was Futile!!!!
20. MarnieSoapien - I love how this looks and can't wait to try it!
21. earlene - I am going to have try it Left-handed -
22. Ladka - my first challenge!
23. DKing - I absolutely need a distraction so count me in!
24. Gardengeek - jumping in to the mix
 

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I was hoping to be one and done on my entry this month, but it's not to be! Today's attempt was too thin and I'm not happy with it (although saving it for backup just in case!) I'll try the identical design again tomorrow and hopefully will have the patience to wait for a thick enough trace!
 

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So i gave it 2 tries, pretty happy with both. I think the first was a bit too thin and towards the end the pour went sideways. Not enough tilt of the mold and batter in my pot to pull it off. I think the second try will be my entry, but they both are so pretty! This was a pretty fun challenge!
 

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So, here’s my first try! I’ve already planned a second attempt, so I decided this isn’t gonna be my entry. I think it went pretty well, considering I poured the colors backwards and couldn’t CPOP, lol.

The black batter definitely thickened up quicker than the others, and that’s evident in the cut. The rest came out more feathery than I expected, but I like it!

Pre-pandemic, I’d been playing D&D every week for 3 years with the same group of friends. When I first started learning about soaps, I drew soaps inspired by the different classes in the game that I hope to make someday. The inspiration for this was the Warlock spell, Eldritch Blast. I used White Tea & Pear FO from Nurture Soap, it behaved perfectly and it smells so crisp, fruity, and clean.
 

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So, here’s my first try! I’ve already planned a second attempt, so I decided this isn’t gonna be my entry. I think it went pretty well, considering I poured the colors backwards and couldn’t CPOP, lol.

The black batter definitely thickened up quicker than the others, and that’s evident in the cut. The rest came out more feathery than I expected, but I like it!

Pre-pandemic, I’d been playing D&D every week for 3 years with the same group of friends. When I first started learning about soaps, I drew soaps inspired by the different classes in the game that I hope to make someday. The inspiration for this was the Warlock spell, Eldritch Blast. I used White Tea & Pear FO from Nurture Soap, it behaved perfectly and it smells so crisp, fruity, and clean.
Im Old School D&D. The
original founder (Dave Arneson) used to play with my brother and me in our basement. Everything was written in a 3 ring binder. Theres a film out called secrets of blackmoor. My brother and friends and dave are on the cover image.
 
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1. peachymoon - I’ve been wanting to try this! 😄
2. dibbles - I wonder what colors to put in my one pot 🤔
3. AliOop - this one has been on my Try List, too!
4. Tara_H - great excuse to keep trying this!
5. Vicki C - oh this looks like fun... 😬
6. Jersey Girl- Another technique I’ve been wanting to try! 😁
7. maxine289 -looking forward to this!
8. The_Phoenix - I was going to sit this one out...
9. bookreader451 - I have done this before and liked the results. I will carve out time this month!
10. The_Emerald_Chicken - I was thinking of trying this sometime. Now to find the time...
11. msunnerstood - I'm In!
12. catscankim - always wanted to do this, although I stink at wall pours
13. KiwiMoose - Woot! I'm in! It's been a while since I did a challenge
14. mommycarlson - I have tried and "failed" at this one a number of times......
15. Stephd31 - I've never done a soap challenge. This should be fun, I hope.
16. slpowers - haven't made soap in awhile - this one looks fun.
17. Asweetsavour - yea I'm eligible! My first challenge :)😬
18. Guspuppy - YES!!!!
19. Violets2217 - I’m in! Resistance was Futile!!!!
20. MarnieSoapien - I love how this looks and can't wait to try it!
21. earlene - I am going to have try it Left-handed -
22. Ladka - my first challenge!
23. DKing - I absolutely need a distraction so count me in!
24. Gardengeek - jumping in to the mix
25. Zanzalawi - about time i did another challenge :D
 
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