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Well here we are again :)
Its been kinda quiet here lately.. where is everyone?
Anyhew...

I am making soap and body butter this weekend.

I have so far made:
Lavender/Sweet Orange EO Blend
Aqua Spa FO frm WSP (man that moves fast..whew)

I am looking into making
Sweet Orange & Vanilla Blend (Layered)


The body butter will be a mixture of Mango, Shea, Frac. Coconut Oil
with Warm Vanilla FO

I think that may be it, not sure though.. will think about it overnight..

SO..

whatcha doin?
 

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I'm not making anything. I'm heading on out to the soap conference in Vermont on Sunday night, So I have to use today to do some work at my apartment building, so that I can be away for four days without anyone having a heart attack.

When I get back, hopefully Ill have loads of new ideas and if the UPS gods are good to me, a brand new Tog custom mold!
I'm especially excited to attend the session on creamsoap. I've been so jealous of other people's creamsoap, but every time I try it's a flop...
 

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Not doing much. Got to get caught up with my house work :wink:
Smellit: I love the scent warm vanilla.
MissJules: Wish I was going. Have fun and bring back a lot of info..

Sonja
 

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i'm in the process of making some cream soap to use as shaving cream. have no idea what i'm doing, so we'll see. i've never had luck with it, but atleast I got it to whip--i do think it might need some more water. . . .

there's a craft fair today, so i'll be heading out at some time to see what kind of soapers they have.

and i wish i was going to the conference--it's so close, but the price put it WAY out of my league :shock:
 

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ADKer: the price was way out of my league too, but I figured that since I'm just starting out, this would be the year to do it since I have SOOOOO much to learn, all the seminars will be helpful. Also, it's only a 2.5 hour drive for me. I'm not staying at lodging arranged by the guild though, that was way way way too much. Instead I'm staying in town at a hotel that let me "name my own price" on Priceline so I got a very good deal on lodging in a respectable hotel. I LOVE priceline. I've traveled all over the US taking Whitney to Wrestling tournaments, and I've always gotten deals that made the other wrestling parents jealous. (can you say 50 bucks a night at a Hyatt on Long Island? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, Thankyou Shatt.)
 

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Missjulesdid said:
ADKer: the price was way out of my league too, but I figured that since I'm just starting out, this would be the year to do it since I have SOOOOO much to learn, all the seminars will be helpful. Also, it's only a 2.5 hour drive for me. I'm not staying at lodging arranged by the guild though, that was way way way too much. Instead I'm staying in town at a hotel that let me "name my own price" on Priceline so I got a very good deal on lodging in a respectable hotel. I LOVE priceline. I've traveled all over the US taking Whitney to Wrestling tournaments, and I've always gotten deals that made the other wrestling parents jealous. (can you say 50 bucks a night at a Hyatt on Long Island? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, Thankyou Shatt.)
Well, I'm even closer--just a ferryride away. . . maybe an hour total. But the price. . . . I travel to burlington every month or so to shop and get away, but things are tight right now. I was so excited to see they were coming so close--and really bummed about the $$.
I'll have to check Priceline though. . . I'll be driving downstate in a couple weeks, and the only lodging is like $150/night. . . .
 

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I just completely bodged up a batch of cinnamon and mandarin CP. I forgot to add the EO's, so after painstakingly layering 3 colours, and about to swirl, I had to dump it back into the pot, add the EO's and then mix it well, it is kind of slurry coloured now!!! :?
 

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No soaping this weekend - it's the Women Of Faith conference!!!! Yeeeehawwww!!!! k
 

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Just did a batch of CP soap for a Swirl Swap. It's an in-the-pot swirl. I have my fingers crossed hoping there's actually a swirl in the log. The top looks good. I did my hemp recipe, so the base color is yellow. I scented it with Indian Sandalwood, then scented the part I kept out for the swirl with Amber, so it turned brown & I added some cocoa powder to make it a tad darker.

If all goes well, I'll have brown swirls in a yellow base. At first, the Amber/cocoa portion didn't smell very good, but the cocoa smell has faded & the Sandalwood & Amber smell nice. If it turns out ok, I'll have to do a second batch.

Last night I tried my first whipped shea butter. Wow! It's loverly. I scented it with Amber, but it stayed nice & white. I whipped it with some sweet almond oil.

I'm going to do some more tomorrow & add cornstarch to cut down on the oilyness. It really is nice to dip my finger into a tin of soft shea butter. A wee bit goes a loooooooooong ways!
 

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Mandolyn.....I love the cornstarch in my shea butter! It allows the moisturizing, but also takes away the greasy feeling. k
 

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gallerygirl said:
Mandolyn.....I love the cornstarch in my shea butter! It allows the moisturizing, but also takes away the greasy feeling. k
i've been wanting to try a whipped shea...how much cornstarch do you add and how do you add it in??

thx!
 

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mcleodnaturals said:
gallerygirl said:
Mandolyn.....I love the cornstarch in my shea butter! It allows the moisturizing, but also takes away the greasy feeling. k
i've been wanting to try a whipped shea...how much cornstarch do you add and how do you add it in??

thx!
I didn't get to do my whipped shea, I'm almost out of shea butter!! Have to re-order first.

The recipe I have says 2 teaspoons (.3333333 oz) for a recipe with 12 oz of shea butter, 4 oz of other butters & 5 oz oil. I think that computes to about 1.5 % of the total of all butters & oils.

If that % is correct, my math skills have improved vastly since I started making soap & B&B products!! :lol:
 

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