- Apr 19, 2019
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You are so very welcome! Thank you for sharing results! Lovely soaps you've got there. I often wonder how others like my recipes. That particular one is a great hair and body shampoo bar for men. It made my DH's silvery white hair shine with no trace of yellow!thank you @Zany_in_CO for being so kind & sharing your recipe's
Oh thats a wonderful idea' thx for your tip.
I love your Secret Feather Design' it's pretty. I bought the GV shortening & my soap was way to soft too' I think the soapcalc here is off w/ the lye amount' My soap wasn't flaky but all loafs where really soft! even though I kept adjusting my water amount. I wont be using the GV Shortening again, unfortunately.I have made three batches now with the GV shortening. (Including my challenge soap this month which was perhaps not blended to emulsion) Every one has been super soft coming out of the mold even days later. Three days ago I made a rice water soap with the GV and made SURE to stick blend it to a good solid trace. It was only cuttable today and has a weird, cheddar-cheese like consistency, in which soap flakes off the cuts like a really good cheese does. I think I'm tossing the GV and going back to lard!!!
(My lame attempt at a secret feather swirl! )
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I am cutting my soaps with a knife now since my wire cheese cutter broke so perhaps that has something to do with the cheddar cheese appearance/flaking. Currently though, I don't even have the $9 to buy a cheese cutter off Amazon so knife it is!
Wishing you & yours a blessed ThanksgivingI am enjoying a post-soaping session beverage. I made my very favorite Spring Clean and inaugurated my new stick blender, the white Cuisinart. Scented with rosemary and lemongrass essential oils. Scent is such a trigger for me. I love this scent. It was the first original blend I mixed and the first design that I got super stoked about. It's the most requested from friends. My first batch got glycerin rivers and Google led me to you all and that's how I found you all, so there's that also as well.
*wipes tear from eye
Also am stoked that I filled 2 molds with no leftover batter! And thanks to a hack found here, I smushed TD in oil in a baggie and then cut a corner to pour. It was the most liquid TD in history!
Our furnace broke and gets replaced tomorrow. The furnace and my soap shop are in the basement so just relocated 11 batches of soap and shielded them with bedsheets.
I'll sign off for a few days and try to keep up with you all. This week managing a food pantry is like April for accountants.
Wishing my fellow citizens a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Am always grateful to all my forum friends -- regardless of nationality -- for advice and humor.
It was indeed. I didn't tell you about the bumping part. When the water at the bottom of the beaker boiled (literally exploded), the beaker jumped up in the air with great vigor, and crashed against the roof of the microwave – it made a terrible sound, like when a bird flies against a window at full pelt. I had terrible luck that it didn't break, otherwise I'd have oil spill PLUS GLASS SHARDS .Wow' & what a mess to clean.
Yes. Unsaponified oils, and lard is about the worst. With batter residues on spatulas, moulds, beakers, it's easiest to just wait 1 or 2 days, until the batter has turned into soap, and then it washes away all by itself in warm water.she was complaining that the stuff she used to make it seemed to be coming out greasy when washed
It's best to post "Help with a Recipe" in the Recipe Feedback Forum where more members will see it.My daughter made her first soap last night and ask me a couple things and I told her she would be better asking you guys next time. I thought it was an ambitious first soap but I guess we will see after she unmolds. she was complaining that the stuff she used to make it seemed to be coming out greasy when washed and my advice was to use more dish soap and it should get clean.
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