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hope this works. This was posted by my friend's daughter. Unfortunately, it doesn't show the whole gift. I did ask why (actually asked if she could take a photo for me) and she said, "mum already took half of it to the bathroom, this just the leftovers" 🥰😁

My only soapy adventure today was ringing an old supplier to get my account working again and putting my first wholesale raw ingredient order in since January 2013. Felt very surreal as I have been paying retail since (the last market I did was in May 2013) and really didn't think I'd do it again ever.

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@Tara_H Here’s a teaser. The pink is rhubarb root (highest concentration of colorant-infused oil I added for this colorant), with palmarosa that accelerated the trace. The purplish blue is the second lowest alkanet oil concentration I used, with eos pepermint and lavender.

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oooooooooh, peppermint and lavender, I have never tried that! Why not? The pink is so pretty! One of mine was too strong and looked like liver. That is the perfect shade of strawberry ice cream pink. Love it.
 

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The soapy thing I did today was to make soap!! Lord know I like me some swirling action but I kept it simple today and made a gardeners/mechanics soap. Just the bare minimum of dishes to clean in a day or two. I know @Misschief likes to throw in everything but the kitchen sink so by comparison I am a model of restraint with just 3 exfoliants -- coffee grounds, poppy seeds, and shredded loofah. And fun fact -- because of this forum -- I learned that loofahs do not just magically appear in a store but actually come from plants! Whoodathunkit?! I also got my scent from this forum -- @Mobjack Bay maybe? -- rosemary/litsea/basil essential oils. The color is from using brewed coffee as my lye liquid, and 5% red palm oil (it may push the limits of "rustic" looking, I'm praying it doesn't venture into scatalogical territory!) . Still loving reaching in under the towels and feeling the gellin.'
 

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I’ve been whipping stuff up left and right today! Lotion for my son, face cream, solid oil face cleanser, & deodorant for me. One of the thing than sucks about making your own products when you realize you’re almost out of everything...Time it takes to make it! I also made some liquid shampoo and conditioner to test out! Kinda excited about that!
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Was gonna take pictures of all my other projects today, but they are sitting on the kitchen counter setting up, right in line with my challenge soaps. Can’t be disqualified and was to lazy to move them! 🤪🤩
ETA: cleaning up the soap I cut this morning and found a cute sad little family of bears... can you see it!?!?!
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I’m done for the night! Sweet dreams!
I see the bears! Adorable

Here's my soapy thing. I used my cricut to cut the vinyl for the front and made giftable crates. 2 bars of soap, a soap dish and a microfiber washcloth.

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After jury duty today I got a soap order ready to ship out in the morning' Yay 🤗🧼💫.

I see the bears! Adorable

Here's my soapy thing. I used my cricut to create some giftable crates. 2 bars of soap, a soap dish and a microfiber washcloth.

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Looks Great.
 

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So far my soapy thing today was opening my box from wsp lol...lots of new to me goodies in there, such as some natural powders/colorants that im not experienced with, like indigo.

Plus i hit the shea butter sale, so 5lbs of that.

I also sold 4 bars of soap at work. She wanted charcoal soap for her mom for mothers day last week, but i didnt have any with me. I was really mad at myself for not having any in my bag, but she ended up wanting them anyway, so she bought all 4 that i brought with me tonight, so now i am mad at myself for not bringing more lol.

In my wsp box is a bottle is Lemongrass EO. When i used to sell for a company, the lemongrass soap was one of my top sellers. I personally hate it lol. I think it smells like pledge, but everybodys sniffers are different.

Funny story. BECAUSE i hate lemongrass so much, i would only keep a bar or two in stock (had to buy myself, then sell my supply). Then ppl would start digging through looking for it. Who knew everybody didnt have the same taste as i do in scents lol.

I bought Lime eo, but i think i am gonna save that for butters and scrubs.

Wish i woulda planned more ahead with mothers day soaps, but i had a lot going on two months ago with the house. Christmas was big for me, so i gotta start doing more holiday planning.

Been soapmaking other than that, but not much photography lol.

Gonna buy a few tables and a tent so i can hit up the markets around here...I have been putting it off because its a little overwhelming for me with set up and planning, but i guess i gotta get started somehow lol. I already have one market that keeps asking about selling.
 

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oooooooooh, peppermint and lavender, I have never tried that! Why not? The pink is so pretty! One of mine was too strong and looked like liver. That is the perfect shade of strawberry ice cream pink. Love it.
other than banksia flower & lavender, peppermint & lavender is one of the scents that everyone seems to love.
I am a model of restraint with just 3 exfoliants -- coffee grounds, poppy seeds, and shredded loofah. And fun fact -- because of this forum -- I learned that loofahs do not just magically appear in a store but actually come from plants! Whoodathunkit?! I
if you were in Australia, I'd send you seeds. It's lovely to grow and easy to cure. Hates frost though so maybe you'd need to grow in hot house.

I finally found time to cut my soap today.

Does anyone store/cure their soap in a wine fridge? I purchased a second hand one a few years back for cheese and soap curing. I love it but when there's cheese in it, I can't put soap in it (my son doesn't like when I do). So, I'm using a polystyrene box for my soap at the moment as he is curing cheese. There has to be a way we can both cure our goods at the same time. Any suggestions?
 

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Maybe it's about humidity control? But I prefer an open well ventilated area myself for curing soap. Still, some wine refrigerators do have fans that circulate the cool air while removing any air that is too warm for the wind. I don't think the cheaper ones are as efficient as the more expensive ones, however.
Buy a second wine fridge second hand?
Seriously, I'm not too sure if there aren't better ways than a wine fridge for curing soap. How good is it in air exchange?
 

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So far my soapy thing today was opening my box from wsp lol...lots of new to me goodies in there, such as some natural powders/colorants that im not experienced with, like indigo.

Plus i hit the shea butter sale, so 5lbs of that.

I also sold 4 bars of soap at work. She wanted charcoal soap for her mom for mothers day last week, but i didnt have any with me. I was really mad at myself for not having any in my bag, but she ended up wanting them anyway, so she bought all 4 that i brought with me tonight, so now i am mad at myself for not bringing more lol.

In my wsp box is a bottle is Lemongrass EO. When i used to sell for a company, the lemongrass soap was one of my top sellers. I personally hate it lol. I think it smells like pledge, but everybodys sniffers are different.

Funny story. BECAUSE i hate lemongrass so much, i would only keep a bar or two in stock (had to buy myself, then sell my supply). Then ppl would start digging through looking for it. Who knew everybody didnt have the same taste as i do in scents lol.

I bought Lime eo, but i think i am gonna save that for butters and scrubs.

Wish i woulda planned more ahead with mothers day soaps, but i had a lot going on two months ago with the house. Christmas was big for me, so i gotta start doing more holiday planning.

Been soapmaking other than that, but not much photography lol.

Gonna buy a few tables and a tent so i can hit up the markets around here...I have been putting it off because its a little overwhelming for me with set up and planning, but i guess i gotta get started somehow lol. I already have one market that keeps asking about selling.
Good luck w/ the open markets' I'm thinking of doing that too' but I've put it off. where is the Sale on Shea Butter?

I finally made salt bars. Wish I had done it a year ago, lol. I used 80% CO and 40% salt, so maybe I’ll be able to try them in 6 months.View attachment 57145
Love the color & shape of your Bars. Is the rectangle shape a three dimensional mold?.
 

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In my wsp box is a bottle is Lemongrass EO. When i used to sell for a company, the lemongrass soap was one of my top sellers. I personally hate it lol. I think it smells like pledge, but everybodys sniffers are different.

Funny story. BECAUSE i hate lemongrass so much, i would only keep a bar or two in stock (had to buy myself, then sell my supply). Then ppl would start digging through looking for it. Who knew everybody didnt have the same taste as i do in scents lol.
Personal preferences are fascinating to me. Lemongrass EO is one of my all time FAVORITES! My favorite soap is rosemary and lemongrass. It's also the most popular and requested soap among my friends and recipients.

Now if you can excuse me for some unsolicited advice said with great affection. I'm sensing a lot of self-criticism in your post. If 2020 taught me anything, it is to be more gentle with myself and others BECAUSE WE'VE ALL JUST SURVIVED A FREAKING GLOBAL PANDEMIC!! Blue ribbons for everyone!
 

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I used to make lemongrass lip balm. And we had beehives we cared for. Lemongrass is about the closest thing to their "this is home" pheromone, so anytime we wore it working the bees we'd have bees around our faces constantly. 😂
 

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Love the color & shape of your Bars. Is the rectangle shape a three dimensional mold?.
No, it’s one I got on Amazon. I had seen another member use it and I loved the shape. I think it was @Misschief or @msunnerstood. I apologize as my brain isn’t working like it used to. Lol.
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Personal preferences are fascinating to me. Lemongrass EO is one of my all time FAVORITES! My favorite soap is rosemary and lemongrass. It's also the most popular and requested soap among my friends and recipients.

Now if you can excuse me for some unsolicited advice said with great affection. I'm sensing a lot of self-criticism in your post. If 2020 taught me anything, it is to be more gentle with myself and others BECAUSE WE'VE ALL JUST SURVIVED A FREAKING GLOBAL PANDEMIC!! Blue ribbons for everyone!
I love lemongrass too. In fact, the salt bars I just made are a combo of lemongrass EO and Lemongrass FO. I agree we all need a trophy for the last year. 😂😂😂
 

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In my wsp box is a bottle is Lemongrass EO. When i used to sell for a company, the lemongrass soap was one of my top sellers. I personally hate it lol. I think it smells like pledge, but everybodys sniffers are different.
I also love lemongrass--in fact my soapy thing I did yesterday was get all my ingredients ready to make a matcha coconut milk soap scented with lemongrass and lime!
 

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I used to make lemongrass lip balm. And we had beehives we cared for. Lemongrass is about the closest thing to their "this is home" pheromone, so anytime we wore it working the bees we'd have bees around our faces constantly. 😂
My son is about to graduate from college, but when he was a teenager, he was a beekeeper in our backyard. They are fascinating creatures. We got to know the bees so well that we could recognize which were his and which were not when we were out and about the neighborhood. People were often shocked to learn that there were bee hives in our backyard smack in the middle of Chicago. It was like learning about the soaper community (we are everywhere!!) -- we had no idea how many urban beehives were around. The honey was wonderful while it lasted. I miss those days.
 
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