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Oh, Lordy, I cannot keep up with you all so my soapy thing is just checking this thread. My wife and I lived in our beloved Chi-town for 30 years and the blessed, grateful part of COVID (g--d----COVID!) is that we rejoined our book club and Mrs. Zing's women's group. Her club peeps were demanding more soap after keeping their soaps as decorations and now actually using it. What a concept, soap for bathing, who knew?!
I started a virtual book group with some friends (and my mom) and it was such an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and get my fill of (virtual) social interaction. I hope we can keep it up forever! We all meet in person in September because one of my friends' is having a baby and my mom will be her visiting for here birthday.

There is a part of me that feels relief that we've rounded the corner. And yet, I've enjoyed having such a slower time. My hubby has to go out of town for work next week and it will be his first work trip since February 2020.
 
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Oh, Lordy, I cannot keep up with you all so my soapy thing is just checking this thread. My wife and I lived in our beloved Chi-town for 30 years and the blessed, grateful part of COVID (g--d----COVID!) is that we rejoined our book club and Mrs. Zing's women's group. Her club peeps were demanding more soap after keeping their soaps as decorations and now actually using it. What a concept, soap for bathing, who knew?!
They have to use it! If they don’t use it, we can’t keep making more!! 😆 When I went to visit my family I threw away all their 6 month old slivers and took new soaps out of their drawer.
 

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I managed to NOT cut my soap last night! 4pm yesterday would have been 24 hours and it was still super soft. I’m not sure if it’s the weather or what. Same recipe as always. It took every ounce of will power I had!
Edit: Just remembered this is my first 7.5 lb loaf with my master batched recipe where I meet in the middle between two versions as far as percentages of hard and soft oils. If this is where I land with those ratios, I may be in for more long waits on these big batches. Oye!
 

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This is the first soap I’ve made with my master batched oils. I had to use some extra liquid oils to mix my mica. The soap is hardening super slow! It’s almost 20hrs and it’s still real soft. So it’s either the extra oil, or the warm humid weather.
Either way it’s SUPER HARD NOT TO CUT IT!!!
So, I got some satisfaction cutting up the extra embeds to put in bath bombs. And they look really cool!!
Love that Wolf Embed' did you use a template or cut it out by hand?
 

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So, when my 1”pvc moon embed got stuck and I had to bang it out like I was driving a fence post into the ground it apparently shortened it by 3”. So I smooshed up some soap dough and hand rolled a moon for that last bit thinking they’d just be give away. But they don’t look too shabby!
 

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I made a rosemary mint drop swirl soap, and the whole house smells so amazing! I am enjoying making designs in my soaps, cutting the soap is like opening a gift because I don't know what it will look like inside. Exciting! Sorry, newbie enthusiasm here. :)
 

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So, when my 1”pvc moon embed got stuck and I had to bang it out like I was driving a fence post into the ground it apparently shortened it by 3”. So I smooshed up some soap dough and hand rolled a moon for that last bit thinking they’d just be give away. But they don’t look too shabby!
This is amazing.
 

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I made a rosemary mint drop swirl soap, and the whole house smells so amazing! I am enjoying making designs in my soaps, cutting the soap is like opening a gift because I don't know what it will look like inside. Exciting! Sorry, newbie enthusiasm here. :)
I’m not a newbie anymore and I STILL feel like cutting a batch of soap is like opening a present. Half the reason I make soooo much soap is for that positive cognitive feedback from that soap design unveiling/cutting.
 

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So, when my 1”pvc moon embed got stuck and I had to bang it out like I was driving a fence post into the ground it apparently shortened it by 3”. So I smooshed up some soap dough and hand rolled a moon for that last bit thinking they’d just be give away. But they don’t look too shabby!
Can you just please stop astounding me already?! And, @Dawni , didja catch the banging reference? Satisfied?

I’m not a newbie anymore and I STILL feel like cutting a batch of soap is like opening a present. Half the reason I make soooo much soap is for that positive cognitive feedback from that soap design unveiling/cutting.
Right???!!!

And shout out to all the dads and father figures on here to have a great Fathers Day! My two Zing Juniors come tomorrow and I cannot wait, feels like Christmas Eve!
 

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Did nothing soapy today, but yesterday i wrapped and labeled a gazillion soaps., and by gazillion, i mean specifically 32 bars of soap lol.

I dont mind stuffing into bags and sealing. I dont mind labeling. I absolutely HATE shrinking with a heat gun. I wish i could just stick them all in the oven at once and shrinky dink them.

My soapy thing for today might be stamping bags with my logo since my rubber stamp came today, I am excited about the rubber stamp lol.

Annnd the reason that I am stamping bags, is because i finally scheduled my first market! Its not until July 10th, but i had to wait for my regular work schedule to come out, and that was all i could do for now because of staffing issues.

But that gives me a little time to prepare. I already enlisted a helper, got most of my supplies...

edit... and i was driving home from work thinking about chalk boards to write on for signage. I stopped at Circle K to grab smokes... and who woulda thunk that there were chalk sign tents on sale at a gas station at 1am lol. There were two, so i bought them both lol. I just wrote on this one to see how well the chalk wrote lol. Pretty good find in the middle of the night at a gas station LOL
 

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The only soaping thing I’ve done all week is knead and admire soap dough and slowly come to the realization that I’m going down a soap dough rabbit hole.

edited to correct a spelling mistake…
 
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