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Discussion in 'The Photo Gallery' started by Iluminameluna, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. Sep 14, 2018 #1

    Iluminameluna

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    I wanted to share the last 5 batches of soap I've made. I'm still trying to figure out how to create colors without micas or oxides because I can't get them.
    So far they all seem to work out, except for one batch that seems to be drying, even though it has little CO. A possible error in choosing the wrong oil in SoapCalc. Not lye heavy, just drying.
    The last recipe, with lots of palm oil, canola and OO seems very soft, even after 3 days. I waited 2 days to remove it from the mold.
    The oldest soap, made June 1st, is already in use and GREAT. Lots of sunflower and canola oils and no DOS. I call that success.
    I've used castor oil at 5% or so in all of them. IMG_20180914_081029.jpg IMG_20180914_084356.jpg
     
  2. Sep 14, 2018 #2

    tblonde1

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    The soap on top is super white! Looks
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 #3

    Iluminameluna

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    It's the one soap to which I didn't add anything but lye and oils. I wanted to see how HO sunflower oil behaved in a recipe. So far so good!
     
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    The close-up bar looks so creamy, nice job! :thumbs:
     
  5. Sep 15, 2018 #5

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    Very pretty! It looks like you do have some colored soap. Do you have access to French green clay or rose clay? They both produce soft colors in soap. Paprika can also be used to get a peach color. Carrot juice will give you an orange/yellow color. Here is a link to some natural colorants.

    http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/soapcolors.html
     
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