What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Oct 8, 2017 #6,241

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    I've been harvesting and drying some organic herbs and flowers for infusions.

    Calendula flowers and banksia roses today - they look so pretty together, all spread out for drying.

    I know the roses will discolour, but I'm hoping a hint of scent will carry through into the final products.
     
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    Tahnk you all! Annalee you soap looks YUM!
     
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    Those purple soap bows are just awesomely cute! The perfect finishing touch for that soap. And what's the red thing on one of them, looks like a jeweled brooch? Is pretty.
     
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    Thank you Kittish! They are made the hot process way, not CP, so at the end I threw some fuchsia mica (on purpose), and just gave it a quick swirl, because I wanted them to have specs, as if it was laced.
     
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    7 pounds of luxury soap and 22 blue purple and red Bath bombs.
     
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    Attempt #2 in the mold for this months challenge. Plus, I made a 4 lb loaf of Buttermilk Oatmeal Zinc soap, and a 4 lb loaf of laundry bars to make into powdered laundry soap later this week. Feels so good!
     
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    Did my first attempt at the tall and skinny shimmy technique. Will cut it tonight and cannot wait to see how it came out. I can't imagine what it'll look like
     
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    Please post pics! I've got this on my list, but have yet to try it. Would love to see your results!
     
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    I use cocoa powder for that nice dark brown.
     
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    Today I finally got around to making my Tumeric Argan Shea Butter facial soap, some Christmas Sleighs and some little snowmen.
     
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    How about a pic.gif
     
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    I made Songwind's shaving soap! 200g batch, 43% coconut oil, 52% stearic acid, and added 5% shea butter after the cook as the SF. My very first potassium hydroxide soap. :) Was a pain getting the stearic melted, but it came together pretty easy. Was kind of amusing how suddenly it hit a phase change. Stir, stir, stir, solid. Guess I'm all done stirring. It turned almost clear when it hit gel stage, was really kind of pretty. Zapless even before I added the shea. No scent, no color for this initial batch. Got it wrapped up as a log in some parchment, plan to cut it into pucks to share out for trials. I know of at least 4 people besides myself who'll be interested in trying it.

    ETA: pic. Not exciting, I know, it's just shaving soap. One to sit on my rack until it goes funky, one to try myself, and 4 more to share out in a few weeks.

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    Lovely! Thank you.
     
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    pictures are available when people cut soap, but I do not take it then, I take pics when my soap is two weeks old and is nice and smooth :)
     
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    This is with cocoa powder.

    pumpkin spice slice.jpg
     
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    I love your style!
     
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    I made that last week - a small 100g batch I added to a container. I also added a little bit of Shea butter, and a tiny amount of BB Bamboo/Mint fragrance. I'm excited to try it, but I'm waiting a few more weeks.
     
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    I upped the batch size specifically because I have multiple people willing to try it out and wanted to get each of them a decent size sample. Going to let this cure for two or three weeks then hand it out and try it myself. If it goes over well, I'll start experimenting with adding scent, depending on the user to some extent. The guys probably won't want as much scent as the ladies, in general. Seeing how soft the soap is (even straight out of the fridge it was malleable) I may look at packing it into push up tubes or deodorant tubes for shower and bath use, just to make it easier to hang on to. Interested to see how much it firms up with curing, though I'm not expecting it to get a lot harder.
     
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    Did KOH purity check and master batch for my upcoming shaving soap experiments. Also did my first post on SMF(!)
     
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    Made 3rd batch of soap in a week, cleaned everything and put it all away. No one will be able to tell I made more soap when they get home. Bwahahahahaha! Except maybe for the fact that the house smells like peppermint....
     
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