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My Mom just got a heat press & I sooo want to make a #soapingiscoping t-shirts! LOL!!!
The hashtag I use on IG is #soapingforsanity similar sentiments. I’m a M, btw.

New soap dough recipe is good so far, except the black with AC is a tiny bit dry and crumbly. Hopefully it still worked, but it may be worth it to get some black oxide or mica.
Did a practice loaf with layers and embeds. Hoping that the layers will let me be more precise with my embed placement. Otherwise they tend to float around. Hoping my crumbly black still makes a good solid design. The ultrasound says my lump is probably a cyst. And, I found yet another FO from NS that I love! Avalon, smells like apples and magic. It behaved really well.

Get a pen and notebook as well, and write those ideas down!! I have my pen and pad with me at all times, and anytime an idea comes to me I write it down, and then, time permitting, try to elaborate on that idea. It helps as well, and then there's no fear of forgetting a great idea!! :)
I can’t remember what I’m supposed to do tomorrow, but I can’t forget my soaping ideas! 😆
An idea notebook is pretty interesting though. I keep fairly detailed notes on my soaps I actually make. Except just now I made a batch of soap and refused to write down anything. Basic ingredients were prepped, and the rest I was just in the moment. We. Shall. See...
 

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I'm recovering from the first round of PT and debating which of these FO samples I should try second. I bought Garden Mint and Cucumber, Green Clover and Aloe, NG Cotton and Blossom, NG Vanilla Sandalwood, Blue Agave, and 4 Leaf Clover. I might test them in that order since I don't think I like the first one OOB (so sweet).
 

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I’m thinking something simple like this.... must be long sleeve to protect the arms while soaping! 😂
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TashaBird I must of missed something' anyhow glad your lump is probably a cyst. I'd like to try that FO. Its hard to find an apple scent that smells good. IMHO. 👍🏼💫😉
 

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TashaBird I must of missed something' anyhow glad your lump is probably a cyst. I'd like to try that FO. Its hard to find an apple scent that smells good. IMHO. 👍🏼💫😉
Thanks, it was scary. Bodies are weird.
It’s apple smelling, but it’s SO much more complex than that Too! There’s definitely the floral lilac and maybe some other fruitiness. I love love it!
 

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Weird day. A year ago today I became unemployed.

A week later I unearthed the box of lye I'd had for years, expecting to, when I worked up the nerve, make soap. I went from living a crazy hectic schedule to being home ALL day, EVERY day. Except for not being able to find food at the grocery stores for several weeks, and that surreal feeling of wearing a mask when I did brave the outside world to find what little food could be had, and being glued to the news to attain some sense of the scope of this "thing," it was blissful. Sort of. I enjoyed seeing my husband all day, every day. My dogs were immeasurably thrilled to have us home ALL THE TIME. Weeks turned into months. Months turned into a year...

I've made a lot of soap since then. I matched the newness of living in a pandemic with the newness of uncovering a new hobby. Making soap, and learning about how to make soap, became my parachute in the frightening unknowableness.
 

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Funny thing is I didn't find these forums for several months! Prior to that I was just careening wildly with my stick blender and oils and fats and whatnot. 🤡 🤪
I too was careening wildly out there for several months when I started soaping! I had not even discovered soapy YouTubes. I found this forum when I was googling a mistake in my soap. LOL, it was glycerin rivers and I didn't even know that term. I had no idea what a large sub-culture community of soapers was out there!
 

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Omg y’all!!! Squee!! I’ve two dear friends who’ve lost beloved black cat companions recently. I was thinking of them. Used Avalon by NS. Smells like apples and magick. I’ll have to do a proper gallery post soon. I was really needing a win. Been jonesing that soapamine rush!
 

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I too was careening wildly out there for several months when I started soaping! I had not even discovered soapy YouTubes. I found this forum when I was googling a mistake in my soap. LOL, it was glycerin rivers and I didn't even know that term. I had no idea what a large sub-culture community of soapers was out there!
That's EXACTLY how I found this forum too, @Zing !
@The_Phoenix - your description perfectly describes what I did for years!
I love this "place"
 

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I'm much like @The_Phoenix & Zing. I started making soap w/ no indication or hindsight of what I was doing. My First Video I watched was on YouTube' @ the time I remember thinking " Wow theirs a lot of ppl making soap who knew it's a thing"?. I discovered this group by accident' goggling info on ( "U guessed it' Soaping") almost two years after I started soaping. My First & Only Group Of Like Minded People. I cant express enough how much I appreciate all of you & looking forward when I can contribute to this group on my soaping knowledge to help others on their journey. Happy Soaping 🧼🤗💫
 

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Omg y’all!!! Squee!! I’ve two dear friends who’ve lost beloved black cat companions recently. I was thinking of them. Used Avalon by NS. Smells like apples and magick. I’ll have to do a proper gallery post soon. I was really needing a win. Been jonesing that soapamine rush!
*squeal-* That is adorable!!!!!!
 

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Would love to know how it turns out for you! I was very close to making it the other day but the huge quantity of castor oil put me off. I ended up just making a batch of my normal recipe for dough.
I used her recipe that was 50% lard, 30% CO, 20% OO. No castor. She says that you can sub the castor for OO. We shall see!

ETA. Unmolded perfectly today but needs a couple more days before I can kneed it. I tried with one bar and it was a tiny bit sticky so needs to lose a little more water.
 
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