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Mailed a bunch of soap orders. Soapsquatch was a hit! 😆
Finally getting some success at the vacuum form bath bombs! I’ve had a lot of stressful disaster messes! I can hardly wait to use my airbrush to paint them!!!
Broke down and bought the cheap shrink wrap system from amazon. Really want a national system! Just don’t have the funds atm.
These have my new fave scent from NS, Avalon. I call it Apples and Lilac. It’s super humid so these went into my old dehydrator which has fan in the back, so my whole house smells crazy good!!!
Maybe I can find a ufo shaped silicone soap mold to go with these!
 

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I noticed a while back that our local agri store sold pine tar and resolved to get some on my next visit... Of course, by the next visit they had changed over to only selling some kind of sprayable version, which I presume is not the right thing for soap 🤔 Then we went to another branch of the same store (looking for chick food) and they had the right stuff so I snapped it up!

Now I'm wondering... How much soap do I want to make this month? I'm itching to try the pine tar (no pun intended) but I also want to do the ombre challenge, and I'm trying to be on something of a soap diet before we're entirely overrun! I guess the two couldn't really be combined...?
Pine tar soap is REALLY fun, I recommend @DeeAnna ’s tutorial. If you could do an ombré I would be very impressed as it traces… uh… swiftly.

The glue stick works great! Thanks for the idea!
Oh, terrific! 😊👍

Mailed a bunch of soap orders. Soapsquatch was a hit! 😆
Finally getting some success at the vacuum form bath bombs! I’ve had a lot of stressful disaster messes! I can hardly wait to use my airbrush to paint them!!!
Broke down and bought the cheap shrink wrap system from amazon. Really want a national system! Just don’t have the funds atm.
These have my new fave scent from NS, Avalon. I call it Apples and Lilac. It’s super humid so these went into my old dehydrator which has fan in the back, so my whole house smells crazy good!!!
Maybe I can find a ufo shaped silicone soap mold to go with these!
I just invested in a National Shrinkwrap system. It came right away and they provide a ton of good guidance and are available for support on the phone. I am still getting the hang of it but overall I’m glad I bought it.
 

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"Thanks for coming in to meet with us last week, it was a pleasure speaking with you. Do you have some time today for a quick call? I would like to make you a job offer."

I bet the discussion of my soapy stuff pushed them over the edge.

:dance:
Fantastic! Congratulations :hippo:

I just invested in a National Shrinkwrap system. It came right away and they provide a ton of good guidance and are available for support on the phone. I am still getting the hang of it but overall I’m glad I bought it.
Serious envy!
 

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I just invested in a National Shrinkwrap system. It came right away and they provide a ton of good guidance and are available for support on the phone. I am still getting the hang of it but overall I’m glad I bought it.
I look forward to seeing how it works for you. I know I want that system. Just hoping this cheapo isn’t a total waste of money for right now. Please share any tips or tricks you learn as you go! I’ve just got these wonky shaped bath bombs and 95RH outside, and I’ve gotta preserve them. Mighta put the cart before the horse. 🤷🏻‍♀️
 

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The postie rang the bell, & I thought "but I haven't ordered anything" (this week at any rate:p)
What a wonderful surprise.

One of my family who works for a wholesale supply company , posted me a batch of his samples:-
Some essential oils;
Butters (even coffee butter!);
kaolin clay;
aloe powder;
pumice

And other stuff (Coffee Oil; coconut PhytPeel; menthol oil; tumeric butter)

I'm going to have to figure out how to use some of the things. Seriously. I hadn't heard of some things before.
 

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I look forward to seeing how it works for you. I know I want that system. Just hoping this cheapo isn’t a total waste of money for right now. Please share any tips or tricks you learn as you go! I’ve just got these wonky shaped bath bombs and 95RH outside, and I’ve gotta preserve them. Mighta put the cart before the horse. 🤷🏻‍♀️
They are really good about holding your hand to help you get it right. I bought the biolefin, which is still petroleum based but degrades faster than plastic. Not 100% sure how I feel about that but I don’t think there is a more env friendly option. Art, the owner at National Shrinkwrap (I think he’s the owner?) says that fragrances will permeate the wrap, but they are definitely subdued. Except I reliably blow holes in every wrapper which helps the fragrance get out!
By the end of my wrapping session yesterday I was going pretty fast - for bar soap one tip Art gives is to do the shrinking of several together - line them up and shrink all the ends first. Here are some examples from my efforts yesterday. Art would probably gasp if he saw my clumpy ends. Still have my training wheels on. (I cropped out the ones with my label.)
 

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Mailed a bunch of soap orders. Soapsquatch was a hit! 😆
Finally getting some success at the vacuum form bath bombs! I’ve had a lot of stressful disaster messes! I can hardly wait to use my airbrush to paint them!!!
Broke down and bought the cheap shrink wrap system from amazon. Really want a national system! Just don’t have the funds atm.
These have my new fave scent from NS, Avalon. I call it Apples and Lilac. It’s super humid so these went into my old dehydrator which has fan in the back, so my whole house smells crazy good!!!
Maybe I can find a ufo shaped silicone soap mold to go with these!
Your alien heads in blue are amazing!

i had an idea work for your alien soap mold
a thin silicone frisbee put in a bowl would curve into a ufo shape (dome top, flat bottom from the soap pour)
 

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Your alien heads in blue are amazing!

i had an idea work for your alien soap mold
a thin silicone frisbee put in a bowl would curve into a ufo shape (dome top, flat bottom from the soap pour)
Were you on the wine last night Marsi? lol 🤣
 

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"Thanks for coming in to meet with us last week, it was a pleasure speaking with you. Do you have some time today for a quick call? I would like to make you a job offer."

I bet the discussion of my soapy stuff pushed them over the edge.

:dance:
That’s so exciting!
 

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Just hoping this cheapo isn’t a total waste of money for right now.
Which one did you get? I'm still enjoying mine! Shrink wrapped 80ish bars successfully so far, even without equipment instructions!!! 🙃

Just gorgeous!
I was very happy with the way this soap turned out, kind of an ITP swirl with a twist - literally. I turned the tube around as I poured it in.
Beautiful! You do so well combining colors! I lack that skill!
 

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Your alien heads in blue are amazing!

i had an idea work for your alien soap mold
a thin silicone frisbee put in a bowl would curve into a ufo shape (dome top, flat bottom from the soap pour)
Thanks. I air brushed and painted them after.
 

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