- Nov 1, 2020
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- New Hampshire
This sounds familiar....except that my friend originally asked for 50 bars, then 75, then 100! Thankfully my sister makes soap too, so we worked together to make it, and she designed the labels and wrapped it all. Here's a picture from Saturday of some of the soap (used as thank-you gifts for those who helped).My friend whose daughter is getting married called and asked if she could have 50 bars instead of the 25 she originally asked for. It took every cured bar I had.
I put this mold on my Amazon list, and it came in the mail today. My husband ordered it as a surprise for me. Taiwan swirls, here I come!Your soap looks great.
I have what I think is the same mold from a different supplier and at a slightly lower price.
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Well, this day was yesterday. With mere 100 g oils, it wasn't very dangerous, but just fun to watch. More like a mudpot (cute funny type of volcanism!). I melted the oils on a pot (probably a bit too warm), and after adding the still hot lye solution, it appeared to heat up, so I spontaneously decided to turn it into HP, and turned on the heating. It boiled like crazy, and I switched off the stove, but it just went on bubbling though it barely covered the bottom of the pot. Well, after a minute or two, I scraped it into the mould, and wondered why it wouldn't give an even surface – well, it was bubbling and rising!FWIW, I do HTHP — and it is not as scary as it sounds! The volcanoes are not uncontrolled, and are more properly called “expansions.”
@ResolvableOwl I’ve never tried a small batch; sorry I cannot give any helpful tips there. But with your scientific approach to soaping, I’m sure you would do well with this technique!