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Baseboards were finished today, so I finally got to unpack all the soapy things into their cabinets. Well, "all" meaning everything except the two 50lb buckets of oils, two large bags of baking soda, and one large bag of Epsom salt in the pantry, and the large box and small bag of lotion and potion containers in the my office closet. 🤣

Anyway, I'm excited to have everything organized and ready to soap. But I still have lots more putting away to do before I wouldn't feel too distracted to soap. Normally I'm fully unpacked and set up within days of a move, but so much had to wait until the flooring and baseboards were done, in order for things to be put into closets, etc.

So until soaping can happen, here are some soap cabinet pics for fun!


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This is supposed to be a formal living room at the front of the house, but it will be our exercise/soap supply room instead. My sweet hubby is already talking about making me a fold-down table that could go on one wall, so I could actually soap in here instead of lugging everything around the corner to the kitchen, and then back again when I'm done. Not gonna turn that down if he's up for it!
Organized soaping supplies are a glorious thing to behold. 😂😂😂
 

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This is supposed to be a formal living room at the front of the house, but it will be our exercise/soap supply room instead. My sweet hubby is already talking about making me a fold-down table that could go on one wall, so I could actually soap in here instead of lugging everything around the corner to the kitchen, and then back again when I'm done. Not gonna turn that down if he's up for it!
What a nice room and what a sweet offer from hubby!
 

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Unmoulded my test batch, probably a little soon. Didn't want to colour the batter but did want some difference between the scents to tell them apart easily while curing, so brushed a little mica into the mould. I've scratched a note on the back of each bar too, so I don't have to remember what each colour represents.

Just for fun, I popped a little vanilla batter into the details on 2 of the paw prints then filled them with a floral scent that I was testing for acceleration. The toe bits are already slightly darker. I'm excited to see how these age...

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Unmoulded my test batch, probably a little soon. Didn't want to colour the batter but did want some difference between the scents to tell them apart easily while curing, so brushed a little mica into the mould. I've scratched a note on the back of each bar too, so I don't have to remember what each colour represents.

Just for fun, I popped a little vanilla batter into the details on 2 of the paw prints then filled them with a floral scent that I was testing for acceleration. The toe bits are already slightly darker. I'm excited to see how these age...

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😍 Beautiful
 

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Unmoulded my test batch, probably a little soon. Didn't want to colour the batter but did want some difference between the scents to tell them apart easily while curing, so brushed a little mica into the mould. I've scratched a note on the back of each bar too, so I don't have to remember what each colour represents.

Just for fun, I popped a little vanilla batter into the details on 2 of the paw prints then filled them with a floral scent that I was testing for acceleration. The toe bits are already slightly darker. I'm excited to see how these age...

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I love the effect of the mica brushed in the moulds! Quite unusual :)

And I bet the vanilla toe beans will be adorable 😍
 

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I love the effect of the mica brushed in the moulds! Quite unusual :)

And I bet the vanilla toe beans will be adorable 😍
Thank you, my friend says it looks kind of vintage and quirky. I'm not sure how it'll react the first time it's used - might need to "wash" the soap before actually using it in the shower. 🤔

The paw mould arrived recently and I just couldn't resist using it. Might have to make up a small batch soon just to use it again, and pop a different colour in the details this time...
I think a couple in an organza bag will be good for little "just because" gifts, especially for the other fosters and volunteers at the animal charity I foster with.
 

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I told my guy the other day, if he starts talking to me about model numbers and specs of servers again, I'm going to start quoting fatty acids profiles at him!

I think he got the point 🤣 🤣

ETA: in soapy news, I made no soap yesterday at all, and I've made none today yet either :eek:

I have, however, inventoried all of my stuff and put it into SM3 so I can be embarrassed about how much I've spent on it lately 🤭

I've planned out a masterbatch of oils and I'm very excited in anticipation of getting a big box of fat tomorrow. I hope the butcher hasn't forgotten!! 🤞
I am inventorying my stuff in SM3 too! It’s helping me figure my costs👍🏼😳
 

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This is supposed to be a formal living room at the front of the house, but it will be our exercise/soap supply room instead. My sweet hubby is already talking about making me a fold-down table that could go on one wall, so I could actually soap in here instead of lugging everything around the corner to the kitchen, and then back again when I'm done. Not gonna turn that down if he's up for it!
Looking good! My workout area and soaping area reside in the same general space in my garage. In fact, I often mb my lye solution and oils in between sets of my workout. The truth is that I sometimes tell my hubby that I’m going out to the garage to workout but I’m actually planning to make soap. 😜
 
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Well, hello there.
The FO made some weird bumps that smoothed out w my finger. I imagine they’ll reabsorb over the cure. The details in this plate, when I can get the batter right, aremy super fave!!
Mostly well behave FO Somali Soul from NS.
Oh that's gorgeous! I have Somali otw, how do you like it?
 

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Made my first batch of hot process soap today. Not an ideal recipe as I have recently found, but a learner batch it will be. Got it molded up in my pringles can waiting for tomorrow to see how it turned out. Made a few mistakes, number one of which was taking my eye off the crock pot as the second I turned to clean my stick blender the thing overflowed. Thankfully I caught it quick and was able to catch most of the overflow. There's gonna be a lot of notes to write down tomorrow and definitely a search is going to be on for a more stout silicon spatula and decently priced load mold. Pics manana.
 

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I ordered a bunch of bath bomb molds, one of which is a doggy butt. Cant remember who posted the duck butt but it inspired me to buy a silly bath bomb mold.
I have some exciting personal news. I got a job! It’s not along my career track but I e of my good friends own a wine bar and their chef needs help in the kitchen. I’m enormously flattered to be asked to help in the kitchen. I’m a pretty accomplished cook and am actually REALLY excited. I’ve been unemployed for over a year and have been in an awful mental funk.

As a bonus, my daughter works there and she’s the one who told them to ask me. So not only do I get to work with amazing friends but also my daughter. And being a bit more active and away from my own pantry/fridge will help me work off my COVID flub. 🤣😂
 

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Baseboards were finished today, so I finally got to unpack all the soapy things into their cabinets. Well, "all" meaning everything except the two 50lb buckets of oils, two large bags of baking soda, and one large bag of Epsom salt in the pantry, and the large box and small bag of lotion and potion containers in the my office closet. 🤣

Anyway, I'm excited to have everything organized and ready to soap. But I still have lots more putting away to do before I wouldn't feel too distracted to soap. Normally I'm fully unpacked and set up within days of a move, but so much had to wait until the flooring and baseboards were done, in order for things to be put into closets, etc.

So until soaping can happen, here are some soap cabinet pics for fun!


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This is supposed to be a formal living room at the front of the house, but it will be our exercise/soap supply room instead. My sweet hubby is already talking about making me a fold-down table that could go on one wall, so I could actually soap in here instead of lugging everything around the corner to the kitchen, and then back again when I'm done. Not gonna turn that down if he's up for it!
Looks really nice, isn't it a great feeling being organized & every thing nice a new?.
 

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I ordered a bunch of bath bomb molds, one of which is a doggy butt. Cant remember who posted the duck butt but it inspired me to buy a silly bath bomb mold.
I have some exciting personal news. I got a job! It’s not along my career track but I e of my good friends own a wine bar and their chef needs help in the kitchen. I’m enormously flattered to be asked to help in the kitchen. I’m a pretty accomplished cook and am actually REALLY excited. I’ve been unemployed for over a year and have been in an awful mental funk.

As a bonus, my daughter works there and she’s the one who told them to ask me. So not only do I get to work with amazing friends but also my daughter. And being a bit more active and away from my own pantry/fridge will help me work off my COVID flub. 🤣😂
Congratulations! That's exciting news. 😁
 

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Finally broke through my funk and made some soap. Still in a funk, but at least I was productive. Hopefully the cuts will be fun!
Attempted 4 pull throughs. FOs are still new for me. So, I was seeing if they would work in my tried and true pull through recipe and process. Two of the FO worked well, and two accelerated. One of the accelerated ones still managed a kind of a pull through, the other one my disc broke and I had to dump it in a loaf. It still smells great! I’m soaping at 90. I haven’t tried to soap cooler. Maybe I will. It makes me nervous.
Giants (baseball) colors!
Oooh beautiful soaps. Glad your out of your funk' its so draining. 🤗💫
 

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Congratulations! That's exciting news. 😁
Thank you! It’s not a permanent arrangement but they need help and at least I’ll be making some money until I land my dream job. Or maybe I’ll enjoy it so much that I join them full time. I’ve learned to just roll with it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last year+ is that anything can happen. If an opportunity comes knocking, it’s best to answer the door.
 
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