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Attempt 2 at Japanese Cherry Blossom soap is in the oven. My usual source of Rice Bran oil was out of it, so I checked 3 other stores before giving up on RBO and switching to a largely avocado oil based recipe. The FO yellows, so I added blue to my green, purple to pinks, and black to brown. I'm hoping I got the color corrections right, but I won't know until tomorrow.
 

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Japanese Cherry Blossom attempt 2 is cut. I'm at least getting the colors right, but I'm not happy with the design, so I'm going to try another design once I've got more FO. Made my best face lotion yet today, so I'm very happy about that. I also packed and labeled some items for my parents to take to my sister when they visit her this week. However, she won't use heavily fragranced things, weirdly shaped soap, soap that isn't mild enough, or anything with preservatives. So, I'm sending my only soap that mostly fits the bill, and a fragrance-free oil-only body butter, and a lip balm, all labeled and packaged. Not perfectly professional, but I'm happy with it as a hobbyist.
 

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This soap is going out to volunteers at a local non-profit. I’m getting faster at labeling as I hone in on fewer recipes, but it still takes a lot of time. On the up side, I’m clearing out 20 lbs of soap!

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Oh that is a lovely haul and a lovely way to clear out some soap!
 

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Japanese Cherry Blossom attempt 2 is cut. I'm at least getting the colors right, but I'm not happy with the design, so I'm going to try another design once I've got more FO. Made my best face lotion yet today, so I'm very happy about that. I also packed and labeled some items for my parents to take to my sister when they visit her this week. However, she won't use heavily fragranced things, weirdly shaped soap, soap that isn't mild enough, or anything with preservatives. So, I'm sending my only soap that mostly fits the bill, and a fragrance-free oil-only body butter, and a lip balm, all labeled and packaged. Not perfectly professional, but I'm happy with it as a hobbyist.
I think it does look professional and beautiful. I'd be thrilled to get such a pretty package!
 

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Waiting for my Bergamot Tea Soap to cool down so I can cut it Let me just say I replaced All liquid w/ Tea & It Heated Up In The Lye & Didn't Smell Good' I Tried To Color The Brownish Hue To Green' Ugh That Was A Mistake' It Resembled PooPoo In Color 🤣🙃' Next Time I'll Leave It Natural, Thought The Color Morphed To A Subtle Green Thank Goodness For That, As For The Swirly Color I Lightened It W/ TD & It Lightened The Soap Nicely.
For Scent I used The "Citrus Notes & A Hint Of Lavender' Keeping It All EO'S.

I Order Bergamot EO Yesterday From Amazon' I Haven't Had Some In A Long Time, I Think It Would Of Been Nice To Scent The Soap W/ It, I'll Use It For The Next Batch 😉👍🏼, I Do Find Their EO Prices Reasonable W/ Free Shipping & Quality Is Good IMHO. I'll Post Pictures After The Cut Even If Its Not Pretty 🤣. I Ordered More Colors Yesterday From Nurture Soaps, Love Their Neon Micas & FO's.
I'll Close On This Note 💫😂🧼😉.

Ok this is the Soap' smells good' looks like an ugle duckling w/ white spots & all. not lye I tested it. no zap' it just looks like it could be the TD not mixed good enough or the Goat Milk Dunno . its name " Sour Lemons" bahaha 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😜.
 

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Waiting for my Bergamot Tea Soap to cool down so I can cut it Let me just say I replaced All liquid w/ Tea & It Heated Up In The Lye & Didn't Smell Good
Oh no! I had to laugh at your write-up, but I'm so sorry, Peachy. I've never experienced a bad smell when using Earl Grey for my lye water, but I still feel I've led you astray! I will say I've never tried to add another color when I've used tea. Also, just the tea color does fade by the time it cools but then that faded color remains. Sorry you ended up with poo-poo soap!

I find that bergamot EO sticks nicely in CP soap.
 

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Wow' looks like a real pretzel.... Most impressive
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I was at enough bakeries from enough villages (Baden, Bavaria, Alsace, Tyrol…) which all claim to be the most original origin of the pretzel (or the most capitalistic capitals of today's pretzel culture). So I have some self-confidence on this under my belt 😋. Watching bakers juggle the dough strings into shape is somewhere between meditative, puzzling, and witnessing magic – it's not as if I hadn't tried it myself (from wheat dough for edible pretzels), but I'll leave these to the experts and stay with my clumsy tilting and squeezing for soap pretzels.

By the way, pretzel bakers are somewhat close relatives to soapmakers: they are handling lye too, and they are divided into two equally emotional factions, fallen out with each other over the inclusion of lard.
 

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@ Kim W Not Even Worry' You gave perfect in-site & glad you did. I'm hoping for a scent to be resurrected in beautiful Bergamont & Citrus :lol::rolling:.

Who knows' I bet the scent turns out fantastic' I does smell good in the Ice chest when I opened the lid to check it. maybe my tea was to strong' thats why the pungent lye scent? dunno.
yes I'm making it again' do you use straight Tea Replacement for water?
 
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