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What soapy thing have I been doing? Not much, but will have a space to sell at a local flea market as soon as I get my inventory inventoried. My life right now is to get healthy again. I was diagnosed with stage 2 Uterine cancer. My surgery date was 4 Aug and I am slowly getting my feet back under me. Post op is the 24th of Aug, that is when we find out what is next. I am enjoying all the posts and photos of soap.
Best wishes and prayers to you, @Kiti Williams for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank goodness for an early diagnosis; my understanding is that most uterine cancers aren't caught until much later when the prognosis is more challenging.
 

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Today is my last day of summer break… so I made two small batches of soap… but… 😂 as I was writing down my notes I realized I’d forgotten to weigh out much less use the Pumice for the bergamot lime scrubby soap. 🤦‍♀️
At the ratification meeting for the next 3 year contract, that was just approved, I learned that secretarial start date is two days later than previous contracts. That means I can re-do that soap tomorrow.
 
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Actually it was a soapy yesterday. I received the largest and heaviest box from Bramble Berry and re-stocked my shelves. My inventory guy finally came thru so his job is safe. For now. Also shopped brick & mortar for lye. And I made 2 dozen lip balms. Sis has been begging for more and actually bought me the sunflower oil that I couldn't find locally.
 
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I made a batch of Oatmeal and honey- with oatmilk of course. Some with ground oatmeal and some without. Tried decorating the top with bubble wrap- will let you know how that turns out. Also made a black and white swirl batch with Somali Soul fragrance. I like it but it's not what I was expecting. I mixed up far too much black so I ended up with a solid black bar and some river stones. Not sure how those will look. 🤞
 
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I went bonkers and spent my social security check on soapy stuff. Ha Ha Ha Ha...crazy laugh!

I bought this: Soap Router Edger Beveler Tool Fast and Easy 5" | mysite

And this: Pull Through Soap Kit Technique side mounting discs | mysite

And this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3DK76CS?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

And this but I don't recommend it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And this (but then I found one like it at Goodwill so now I have two): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VZJCI?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And these to prevent fingerprints on my soaps when I use the router: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLF8K51?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

And these, why not! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CQGP73?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And that's not counting my fragrances!

Gonna have fun with all these :nodding:
Hubby wonders when all this soapy stuff is going to end.
 

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I remade the mini batch of scrubby bars & didn’t leave anything out. 😅 Used a combo FO + lime EO. 1st batch scented with typical 3% but it was light at cut. Since this is a special request (pumice bar & the scent) & I know my friend likes a strong fragrance, I increased fragrance to 5%. The FO was NS grapefruit bergamot + lime EO. My kitchen smells fabulous!!! Like that combo for sure. 😻✨🧼
 
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Gah!!! I posted earlier about my excitement over my big BrambleBerry delivery. I masterbatched up my lye liquid. I'm rolling along masterbatching my oils and butters until I get to the VERY LAST INGREDIENT, rice bran oil and...where the kitten love is it?! My goshdarn inventory guy fails again! Why oh why do I keep him on? Erg erg erg!
 

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Gah!!! I posted earlier about my excitement over my big BrambleBerry delivery. I masterbatched up my lye liquid. I'm rolling along masterbatching my oils and butters until I get to the VERY LAST INGREDIENT, rice bran oil and...where the kitten love is it?! My goshdarn inventory guy fails again! Why oh why do I keep him on? Erg erg erg!
It's hard to find good help these days 🤣 Amazon might bail him out - you'll have it it time for the weekend.
 

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I got me a new-to-me Bud's Woodshop multi-bar soap cutter today! Found it on FB Marketplace for $50!
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Gah!!! I posted earlier about my excitement over my big BrambleBerry delivery. I masterbatched up my lye liquid. I'm rolling along masterbatching my oils and butters until I get to the VERY LAST INGREDIENT, rice bran oil and...where the kitten love is it?! My goshdarn inventory guy fails again! Why oh why do I keep him on? Erg erg erg!
Just think of all the new goodies you can order now along with that RBO. Just doesn't pay to make a whole order for just one item, right?
 

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Best wishes and prayers to you, @Kiti Williams for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank goodness for an early diagnosis; my understanding is that most uterine cancers aren't caught until much later when the prognosis is more challenging.

I know, I have been having problems since COVID lock downs in my state. My OB/GYN said there are a lot of us that were caught in the lock downs. I hope the post op gives me a full recovery.
 
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I went bonkers and spent my social security check on soapy stuff. Ha Ha Ha Ha...crazy laugh!

I bought this: Soap Router Edger Beveler Tool Fast and Easy 5" | mysite

And this: Pull Through Soap Kit Technique side mounting discs | mysite

And this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3DK76CS?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

And this but I don't recommend it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHDGOI?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And this (but then I found one like it at Goodwill so now I have two): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VZJCI?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And these to prevent fingerprints on my soaps when I use the router: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLF8K51?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

And these, why not! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CQGP73?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

And that's not counting my fragrances!

Gonna have fun with all these :nodding:
Hubby wonders when all this soapy stuff is going to end.
Wow, that’s a haul. The cotton stretchy gloves sound like a great idea and I hope I find another one of those pitchers at my local thrift store. Enjoy!
 

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I made whipped sugar soap for the 1st time ever and am immediately running a 🛀 so I can try it out! The recipe was from Abra Evans “Surfactant Free Whipped Soap” booklet that calls for shredded CP soap. I shredded a couple bars from a ZNSC batch that was soft due to FO not being fully incorporated.
Pic here: Another batch of ZNSC complete
 
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I made whipped sugar soap for the 1st time ever and am immediately running a 🛀 so I can try it out! The recipe was from Abra Evans “Surfactant Free Whipped Soap” booklet that calls for shredded CP soap. I shredded a couple bars from a ZNSC batch that was soft due to FO not being fully incorporated.
Pic here: Another batch of ZNSC complete
Sounds great! I've made something similar with LS paste. Due to the KOH, it's a lot easier to whip up than shredded bar soap made with NaOH. Anyway, let us know how you like it!
 

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Sounds great! I've made something similar with LS paste. Due to the KOH, it's a lot easier to whip up than shredded bar soap made with NaOH. Anyway, let us know how you like it!
It was stiffer than anticipated & not enough sugar. Recipe as is, needs a bit of tweaking. I think I’ll try with dual lye soap soap paste &/or KoH only soap paste. I have both hanging around. But 1st gotta use this stuff up. There’s a lot of it. 😂
It definitely had minimal bubbles, but felt creamy & very slightly exfoliating. My kids are going to love it. Bar soap is still my fave.
 
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It was stiffer than anticipated & not enough sugar. Recipe as is, needs a bit of tweaking. I think I’ll try with dual lye soap soap paste &/or KoH only soap paste. I have both hanging around. But 1st gotta use this stuff up. There’s a lot of it. 😂
It definitely had minimal bubbles, but felt creamy & very slightly exfoliating. My kids are going to love it. Bar soap is still my fave.
Perhaps you could make a batch with some LS past and some bar soap shreds? I can see that being a great way to use up all those soap trimmings!
 

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